Larry D. Frank, Sr., 58, of Mt. Olive, went to be with his Lord at 4:37am on Saturday, December 4 at St. Louis University Hospital. He was born February 22, 1963 to Larry H. and Carolyn (Littlehale) Frank. They preceded him in death.
He married Mary Thorpe on November 2, 2019 in Gillespie, she survives. He is also survived by his son Larry (Brittney) Frank Jr of Tremont, daughter Meagan (Adam) Madden of St. Louis; grandchildren Tyler, Marqui, Selah, Nora, Amelia, and Liam; brother Denny (Chrissy) Frank, sister Dena King; special relative Joyce Helfer; father and mother-in-love Orla and Connie Stephens; 3 adult step children, and many nieces and nephews.
Larry was a 1981 graduate of Mt. Olive High School and later attended DeVry Institute of Technology and Lewis and Clark Community College majoring in business management. He was a former employee of S&S Railroad Salvage & Industrial Demolition. Most recently he worked as a Vice President for Livingston Pipe and Tube in Staunton for over 25 years.
Larry was an Eagle Scout, former Scoutmaster, and spent many years coaching baseball and softball. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Gillespie and was very committed to his faith. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles 4499 as well as the Loyal Order of the Moose 1634 in Litchfield. He enjoyed traveling with Mary, especially to visit various wineries. He listened to a variety of music, particularly Elvis Presley, and had a lifelong love-affair with the Chicago Cubs. He was happiest when spending time with his beloved grandchildren.
Visitation will be Friday, December 10, 5-7pm at Becker and Son Funeral Home and Saturday, December 11 9:30-10:45am at the First United Methodist Church of Gillespie.
Funeral service will be Saturday, December 11 at 11am, with Revs. Larry Frank Jr. and San Young Lee officiating. Graveside service will follow at Crabtree Cemetery in Litchfield, Illinois.
The wearing of masks will be required at the funeral home and the church.
Memorials should be directed to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Becker and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Anyone wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at beckerandson.com.