LARRY DALE BEACHY, 79 of Arcola, IL passed away at 7:30 P.M. on Friday, April 29, 2022 at Aspen Creek Assisted Living in Sullivan, IL.
Graveside services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, May 5, 2022 in the Arthur Cemetery. Lamar Miller will officiate. Military Rites will be conducted by the Arthur VFW.
Larry was born on July 19, 1942 in Arthur, IL. He was a son of Noah Edward and Elizabeth J (Blucker) Beachy. He married Myra Elston Williams on March 20, 2004 in Arcola IL. She passed away on December 30, 2021.
He is survived by his daughter, Alena Jones of Villa Grove, IL, two stepdaughters, Jeanette Suding of Sullivan, IL and Tara Reed and her husband Charles of Villa Grove, IL, two grandchildren, Tyler Jones and Sophie Jones, nine step grandchildren, 15 step great-grandchildren, two brothers, Leonard Beachy and his wife Judy of Arthur, IL and Phil Beachy and his wife Dee, of Bradenton, FL, and one sister, Debbie Miller of Arthur, IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a grandson, Brenden Jones and a brother-in-law, Ben Miller.
Larry was an Army Veteran serving from 1966 to 1968, in Ethiopia Africa, ranking PVT-E4. He then served the next two years state side in the reserves, where he received an honorable discharge.
Larry graduated from Eastern Illinois University. He was a member of the Arthur Mennonite Church.
Larry was a truck driver for many years. He had worked as a maintenance assistant at the Arthur Home. In his early days, Larry worked as an iron worker and welder.
Larry enjoyed antiquing and traveling. Larry was very handy, he loved tinkering around with all kinds of different gadgets. He enjoyed breakfast at the Henhouse with friends and enjoyed serving alongside his wife during the Raggedy Ann Festival.
Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.