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Larry A. White

April 29th, 1936 – December 13th, 2014

Larry A. White, age 78, of Canton, IL, passed away at 1:39 am on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL. He was born on April 29, 1936 in Lewistown, IL, the son of John and Catherine (Wilson) White. Larry married Betty J. Wright on November 14, 1956 in Lewistown, IL. She survives.

Also surviving is his son, Kevin L. White of Cuba, IL, his daughter, Della Sue (and John) Anderson of Astoria, IL, seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one brother, Don White of the state of Illinois. Larry was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.

Larry worked for AMAX Coal Company, working at the Vermont and Kingsburg, IL mines, from 1962 until his retirement on April 1, 1997. He was a 1954 graduate of Lewistown High School. After retiring, Larry loved going to auctions and sales. He enjoyed collecting antiques and sports memorabilia. Betty and Larry were vendors of the Fulton County Spoon River Scenic Drive since 2000, at Fairview and Canton. They were pictured in the Drive program for the past several years. Larry was an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan. Cardinal baseball was his passion.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at the Vermont Cemetery in Vermont, IL, with Reverend Robert Green officiating. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association.


December 15th, 2014

I am so sorry to learn of Larry's death. "Red" was a long time friend, and it was a joy to have known him for more than sixty years. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

Linda & Kenny Henry

December 17th, 2014

Betty, I just heard about Larry's death. So sorry! Please know that I am praying for you to have peace and always feel his love still in your heart!

January 4th, 2015

Betty. was so sorry to hear about Larry . He will be missed by all. Love Karen and Bruce White

January 7th, 2015

Dear Betty, I just learned of Larry's passing. I would have been to the services. You are in our prayers...Glenn Wilcoxen...