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Larry Gorrell

Larry Gene Gorrell, 78, of Sedalia, passed away Monday, July 22


, 2019 at Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia.

He was born October 25


, 1940 in Sedalia, Mo, a son of George Hinton and Marthella Maxine (DeJarnett) Gorrell.  On September 12, 1959 he married Myrna Lou Case.

Larry attended Van Natta Elementary School until 7


grade, then Green Ridge School, graduating in 1958.  He was self-employed laying tile.  He also worked at Home Builders as a foreman setting pre-fab homes.  He was a project manager for Temple Callison, ACI, Septagon, and JE Dunn Construction.  He oversaw projects on Broderick & Bascom, Hayes Wheels, Bothwell Hospital, Whiteman Air Force Base, and the Matthewson Exhibition Center.  He completed projects on churches, stores, and various other projects.

Larry was an avid hunter and fisherman.  He also had many other hobbies including building furniture, taxidermy, leather work, laying rock and brick, and clocks.  He designed and completed Kinderville at Skyline Elementary.

He belonged to Sedalia Rod & Gun Club, Sedalia Bass Fishing Club, Sedalia Khoury League Board, Sedalia Building Committee, and Sedalia Men’s Bowling Association.  Larry liked attending ballgames of his children and grandchildren and enjoyed videotaping games.  He and his wife were FFA Chapter Sweethearts and yearbook King and Queen.

Survivors include his wife Myrna, of 59 years, two daughters Delona Deane Potter (Jeff) & Darcia Diane Koetting (Jeff); grandchildren Quinten Koetting (Krista), Eric Potter (Erin), Carleigh Williams (Robert), Lindsey Potter, Coulten Koetting and Courtney Koetting.  Great grandchildren Parker Williams, Oliver Potter, Jocie Williams and Penny Potter.  Sister-in-laws Janet Shelledy and Jami Schroeder; brother-in-law James Earl Case, Jr (Kelly); Aunt Betty and Uncle Bill Pettit, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Larry was proceeded in death by his parents, sister Bonnie (Gorrell) Utt, and brother George H. Gorrell, Jr.; nephew Jeffrey Utt; and sister-in-law, Anna Catherine Manual.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 26, 2019; at Heckart Funeral Home in Sedalia, with burial to follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Quinten Koetting, Eric Potter, Coulten Koetting, Chris Gorrell, Perry Gorrell, and Troy Gorrell.

Honorary pallbearers will be Virgil and Judy Kurtz, Jim and Linda Reid, Ellis and Marian Tilman, Ron and Donna Bleekert, Vera Bowline, Jeff Koetting, and Jeff Potter.

Visitation will be at 10:00 a.m. until the service time on Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Broadway Presbyterian Church Preschool, Yes Yes for Sedalia for the Heckart Community Center, Green Ridge Scholarship Fund or Williams Syndrome Association and may be left in the care of Heckart Funeral Home.
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