Larry R. Partee, age 75, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away at 11:42 P.M. on Thursday, September 18, 2014, at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers in Bryan. Larry was the owner and founder of Partee Flooring in Bryan, where he worked for almost 40 years prior to his retirement. Larry could be best described as a true craftsman–in all he did. In his earlier years, he enjoyed riding ATVs and spending time in the woods. Larry was a member of the Bryan Church of the Nazarene.
Larry was born on October 13, 1938, in Defiance County, Ohio, the son Robert and Mildred (Shough) Partee. He married Priscilla “Pat” Day and she preceded him in death. He later married Sandra K. (Hummel) Smith and she survives. Larry is also survived by his son, Jerry (Teresa) Partee, of Bryan; daughters, Cindy (Van) Casebolt, of Columbus, Ohio, Debbie Hurd, of Perrysburg, Ohio, and Sandy Higginbothum, of Indianapolis, Indiana; stepsons, Mike and Mark Smith, both of Flagger Beach, Florida, and Bobby Smith, of Daytona, Florida; seven grandchildren; a sister, Judy (Paul) Roth, of Fort Wayne, Indiana; and brothers, Randy (Regina) Partee, of Stryker, Ohio, and Keith (Susie) Partee, of Cleveland, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife, Priscilla “Pat” Partee, and brother, Marlin Partee.
Funeral services for Larry R. Partee will be held on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at 11:00 A.M. in the Bryan Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Roger Blough officiating. Burial will follow at Shiffler Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday, September 22, 2014, from 2:00-8:00 P.M. in the Krill Funeral Home, 860 West Mulberry Street, Bryan, and one hour prior to the funeral service.
Memorials are requested to the Bryan Church of the Nazarene.