John Howard Large
December 18, 1929  -  March 9, 2018

John Howard Large

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Graveside Funeral Service
Elmwood Memorial Park
5750 HWY 277 South
Abilene, TX  79606
Friday, March 16, 2018
2:00 PM
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Elmwood Memorial Park
5750 HWY 277 South
Abilene, TX  79606
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I served in the Navy.

John Howard Large, 88, passed away March 9, 2018. A graveside Funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, March 16, 2018 at Elmwood Memorial Park, 5750 Hwy 277 South.
John was born December 18, 1929 in Abilene to parents, William and Elinor Large. He grew up in Abilene and graduated from Abilene High School. After graduation he joined the United States Navy and served as a Seabee for four years before transferring to the reserves where he served our country for another twenty-four years. During his time in the Navy Reserves he was called to active duty and served one year in Vietnam. He married Juanita Parker in 1954 and they enjoyed sixty-four years of marriage. He retired for the US Postal Service after a thirty-year career. He was also a great supporter of the Boy Scouts and volunteered as a Scout Leader for many years.
He thoroughly enjoyed his retirement whether it was spending time with the family, travelling, doing yardwork, or just being outdoors.
John is survived by his wife, Juanita; one daughter, Loretta Lee Grumbles; one son, Haden Howard Large; one granddaughter, Melia Grumbles Boone and husband Tiger; one grandson, William Hayden Large; two great-grandchildren, Colin and Ava Boone; one brother, Roy Large and several nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Elinor.


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  1. Walt Sporisky
    Abilene, TX

    I shall sory you lost john he was good man
    I now my dad and john loved talk two stories about scouting history and on campout
    He be miss
    Be in.prays

  2. Cherie Large-Plasencia
    Kyle, TX

    John was the closest thing to a Father that I ever had. He always worked so hard and he could do anything! He brought about my love for camping and being outdoors. I will miss him and treasure my memories of him.

  3. Wayne Newman
    Tye, TX

    I worked with John for many years at the PO. He was one smart nice guy. Always there to help and be funny.

  4. , TX

    We will miss him. Great memories.

    Shirley and Marie Noe

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