H. Lawrence "Larry" Lear, 72, of Quincy, died at 7:24 p.m. Sunday (April 30, 2017) in Blessing Hospital.
Born February 27, 1945 in Quincy, Larry was the son of Harlan C. and Lillian Schutte Lear. Larry's longtime companion, Cheryl Hoener preceded him in death on November 15, 2016.
Larry loved being with his family and friends. He enjoyed shooting pool and bowling in many leagues over the years, and loved driving and later owning dirt track race cars.
Larry owned and operated the Kirby Service Center at 830 Maine Street for 30 years.
Survivors include a son, Jon Lear of Buchanan Dam, TX; seven grandchildren, Taylor Lear, Cody Lear, Garren Lear, Tanner Lear, Harley Lear, Cameron Quinlan and Leena Quinlan; two great grandchildren, Ashton Lear and Cooper Lear; a brother, Jerry Lear (Cheryl) of Quincy; a sister, Patricia Hindbaugh (Louis "Butch") of Quincy; many loving nieces and nephews; and his best friend, Jerry Hanlin of Quincy.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents.
Graveside services will be held Thursday morning at 10:30 in Quincy Memorial Park with Pastor Terry Sheets officiating.
Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 at the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Jon Lear to help with expenses.