Robert Alan Large, 66, of North Vernon died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in Warren County, Ohio.
Memorial services were Sunday at New Bethel United Methodist Church in
North Vernon. Rev. Connie Barr officiated. Sawyer-Pickett Funeral & Cremation Service was entrusted with arrangements.
Mr. Large graduated from Purdue University in 1969 with a Bachelor of Science degree. He later received his Master of Science degree from the Air Force Institute of Technology. He retired after 23 years as Lt. Col. from the U.S. Air Force, where he was employed as an aeronautical engineer. Mr. Large then later retired from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency where he worked in the tire management division. He was a member of New Bethel United Methodist Church, and he enjoyed gardening, reading and bird watching. He moved with his wife back to North Vernon from Springfield, Ohio, two years ago after retirement.
Born March 9, 1948, in North Vernon, Mr. Large was the son of the late William and Catherine Armbrister Large. He married Margaret Suhre on August 22, 1969. She died July 22, 2014.
Survivors include two sons, Nathan Robert Large of Erie, Pennsylvania, and Evan David (Tsui Yi Cheah) Large of Aurora, Illinois; three sisters, Nancy Montgomery and Linda Lou Giddens, both of North Vernon, and Carol Wolf of Butlerville; brother, William Large of North Vernon; and granddaughter, Evelyn Large of Aurora, Illinois.
He was preceded in death by his parents and wife; daughter, Claire Catherine Large; and sister, Mary June Womack.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.