Larry Allen Whetsel
Larry Allen Whetsel
  • October 27, 1949 - September 12, 2017
  • Ravenna, Ohio

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Larry Allen Whetsel, age 67 of Rootstown, passed away Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at UH Portage Medical Center.

He was born October 27, 1949, in Tallmadge, Ohio, to parents Chester and Lucille (Jeske) Whetsel. Larry graduated from Tallmadge High School and went on to proudly serve his country as a member of the US Army.

Larry worked for H&M Industries in Mogadore and Commercial Turf in Streetsboro. He was an amateur Ham Radio Operator who went by the call number N8IKB. Larry also enjoyed golfing in his younger years and watching the Cleveland Indians and Browns at his home.

Larry is survived by his beloved wife of 40 years Diana (Phelps) Whetsel, his son Michael Whetsel, and sister Patty Whetsel, as well as many aunts, uncles, in-laws, nieces and nephews.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Joyce Heiser.

Larry's wishes for cremation are being honored. Friends and family will be received Monday, September 18, 2017, from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at the Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, 703 E. Main St., Ravenna, with military honors provided by the US Army at 6:30 PM.

Condolences and memories may be shared at Larry's legacy will live on through his gift of donation with Lifebanc of Ohio.