Larry Eugene Sears of 482 Campfield Church Rd. Ellenboro, NC 28040 passed away on February 5, 2018 at Hospice in Forest City, Rutherford County, NC. Larry was born on March 9, 1944 in Arbela, Scotland County, MO.

He was the son of Alva Marion and Martha Rose (Clatt) Sears.

He married Linda Lee Lillard on December 15, 1962 in Clark County, MO. To this union were born three children, Sherri Lynne (Mike) Biddenstadt of Keokuk, Lee Co., IA; Vickie Lee (Kevin) Shaffer of Clark County, MO; David Eugene (Ashley) Sears of Forest City, Rutherford County, NC. He had four grandchildren, Anthony Biddenstadt, Tareyton Shoup, and Lyndsey and Katelyn Sears; three step-grandchildren, Michelle, Chris and Tiffany Shaffer; a great-grandson, Zaidyn Biddenstadt; five step-great-grandchildren, Alex Worrell; Heaton Sturm; Lillian, Andrew and Brighley Shaffer.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother; two nephews; and two brothers-in-law.

He is survived by his wife; a sister; three sisters-in-law and a brother-in-law.

Larry was employed by Marble Ready Mix of Memphis, MO. Later he went to Keokuk, IA and worked at Shelor-Globe. He worked as a machinist in the auto industry for over 40 years.

No services have been scheduled at this time. He has been cremated and his ashes will be scattered at a later date.

He was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Donations can be made to Hospice of the Carolinas in Rutherford Co., NC