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Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Obituary - Larry Hetherington

Larry Hetherington age 69, died peacefully surrounded by his wife and children at their home in Harrisonville, Mo. Larry was a survivor of small cell lung cancer but lost his long-fought battle against COPD on November 8, 2021.

Larry was born on August 1, 1952, in Clinton, Mo. to Ralph and Dorothy Hetherington. He was the older brother of Mary Sue Hetherington. He graduated from Ray-pec High School in 1970. Then on August 17, 1973, Larry married his soulmate, Linda Kay Goss. They remained happily married for 48 years and blessed their union with 3 strong willed but big-hearted boys. Larry worked for Missouri Department of Transportation where he retired with 32 years of service.

Larry was proceeded in death by his dad Ralph, mom Dorothy and sister Mary.

He is survived by his wife Linda, of the home, sons Larry (Dale) Jr and wife Nichole of Warsaw, Mo, Brian and wife Charla of Harrisonville, MO, Clint and wife Jennifer of Peculiar, Mo. His grandchildren Brooklyn, Taylor, Austin and wife Harli, Colter, Ashley and Anne Marie. Step-grandchildren Danielle and husband James, Joseph and Kristofer and 10 great grandchildren.

Larry enjoyed watching his boys grow up. They spent many hours out and the ball parks watching the boys play baseball. On the weekends they would pack up and head to the lake. There they would enjoy camping, fishing and skiing. Besides his family time Larry enjoyed giving back to the youth of the community. He served as a board member for the youth building, he was a Cub Master for Pack 3 and a Scout Master for Troop 240. Scouting was such a big part of Larry’s life as he was an active member for over 35 years. In those years he would go to summer camp at H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation where he became a member of the Tribe of Mic-O-Say as a Hard-way Warrior. His passion for scouting has continued through his sons and grandchildren. Larry has touched the lives of so many people, he was an honest and hard-working man and his absence will deeply be felt by all.

The family will receive friends Saturday, November 13, 2021 from 6:00p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri.

Funeral services will be Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Cremation with inurnment in the Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville, Missouri.