MOUNT VERNON — Larry F. Waltman, 78, passed away April 20, 2014. He was born Aug. 4, 1935, in Killbuck (Holmes County), to Telford A. and Rachel (Close) Waltman. He is survived by his wife, Lucille “Lucy,” to whom he married in 1982; three brothers, Donald of Baltic, Ohio, Dean of Orrville, Ohio and John of Millersburg, Ohio. He is also survived by two sons, Stephen of Millersburg, Ohio. and Thomas of Colorado Springs, Colo.; five stepsons, Bruce Barlow of Winona Lake, Ind., Richard Barlow of Westerville, Ohio, Robert Barlow of Dublin, Ohio, Thomas Barlow of Birmingham, England and James Barlow of Alexandria, Va. He leaves 16 grandchildren. Larry was preceded in death by his parents and infant son, Michael Waltman.
Larry was a member of Kiwanis of Mount Vernon and Sons of the American Revolution. He was a volunteer at the Mount Vernon Elementary Schools and at Interchurch Social Services. He had served on the Knox County Regional Planning Commission.
Larry attended Millersburg Schools and graduated from Millersburg High School. He got a bachelors degree from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, and masters degrees from the University of Chicago and Central Michigan University. He was accredited in public relations by the Public Relations Society of America.
In 1955, Larry was inducted into the U.S. Army. He served 30 years of active and reserve service, retiring with the grade of Colonel. He then worked for the federal government in the Public Relations, retiring in 1998. Larry worked as a consultant to the U.S. Information Agency, Washington D.C. and in Raga, Latvia.
The family moved to Mount Vernon in 1998.
A memorial service will be held May 10, at 11 a.m., at Grace Community Church, 18350 Hopewell Road, Mount Vernon, with Rev. Roger Tickle officiating. The Dilley-Lasater Funeral Homes are handling the services for the Waltman family
In lieu of flowers, family has requested memorial contributions to be made in Larry’s memory to The Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.
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