Larry Jarling, 70, of Danville, passed away Thursday morning, July 10, 2014, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.
He was born Sept. 8, 1943, in Danville, the son of Wilmer and Dorotha (Hall) Jarling.
He married Sandy (Downing) Jarling and raised their family in Danville. Larry and Sandy had just proudly celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family on July 7.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents and nephews Larry (Punker) Smart and Todd Smart.
Surviving are his wife, Sandy; sons, Greg (Anne) Jarling of Oakwood and Darin Jarling of Catlin; grandchildren, Conor, Gavin, Kailee and Clayton Jarling; sister Nancy (Clark) Smart; brother, Doug (Christie) Jarling; and several nieces and nephews.
Larry worked for many years at ATI in Danville and was co-owner of Jarling’s Custard Cup in Danville.
He was a lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran and graduate of Danville High School and Danville Junior College. He was a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps.
Larry was an avid Green Bay Packer and Atlanta Braves Fan. Larry loved to cook for family and friends, and was well-known for his homemade banana cream pies with mile high meringue, bread pudding and caramels.
Of his many blessings in life, his children, grandchildren and his Christian faith were the most cherished. He was lovingly adored by his family and was known to NEVER miss his children or grandchildren’s ballgames. His wit, clever comebacks and positive attitude will be dearly missed. We know that he will continue to be watching the games from his seat in Heaven.
Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society and Trinity Lutheran Church.
A service to celebrate the life of Larry will begin at 11 a.m. Sunday, July 13, at Trinity Lutheran Church. Visitation will be 2-5 p.m. Saturday July 12, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, a Life Celebration Home, in Danville.
Please join Larry‘s family in sharing videos, pictures and memories of his life through his Tribute Wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.