ELKHART — Lawrence “Larry” G. Shea, 69, of Elkhart, Indiana, passed quietly in his sleep at his home, surrounded by his family, after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Larry was born Aug. 18, 1945, in Philadelphia to the late Lawrence George and Catherine Cassidy (Kane) Shea.
In addition to his parents, sisters Cassie Hill and Tina Elliott preceded him in death.
Larry is survived by his loving wife, Doris; sons Larry Shea of St. George, Utah, Randy (Becki) Graybill of Elkhart; a daughter, Dawn (Bill) Jones of Northville, Mich.; six grandchildren, Keith, Kyle and Kirsten Jones, and Madison, Keaton and Ivey Shea; siblings Liz Gruber, Mary (Leonard) Sand, Anna (Dave) Walters and Clifford (Lisa) Cassidy, all of Florida; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Larry was a commercial truck driver by trade. He attended Zion Missionary Church, and proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was an avid bass fisherman, loved watching hockey and caring for his family and friends. Larry was a kind soul, who genuinely loved and cared for everyone he met.
Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, and also an hour prior to the 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 25, service celebrating Larry’s life at Zion Missionary Church, 1135 E. Hively Ave., Elkhart. Pastor Jacob LaBounty and Pastor Dale Turner will officiate. In honoring his wishes, cremation will follow.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests memorial contributions be given to Zion Missionary Church; Center for Hospice Care, 22579 Old U.S. 20, Elkhart, IN 46516; or the Indiana University Center for Cancer Care Goshen, P.O. Box 139, Goshen, IN 46527.
On-line condolence may reach Larry’s family by visiting www.billingsfuneralhome.com.