Larry G. Carman, 79, of Washington Court House, Ohio passed away Wednesday, February 10, 2021, at 4:18 a.m. at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center where he had been a patient since February 2. During the previous 10 years, he had dealt with multiple and compounding health issues but continued to actively farm. He was able to enjoy every harvest and holiday with his family throughout.
He was born August 7, 1941, in northwest Ross County to Fred and Ruth Ann Parks Carman. He was a 1959 graduate of Jeffersonville High School and lived most of his life in Fayette County.
Larry was a well-respected lifelong Fayette County farmer and member of the community. “A trip around the block” checking the crops and enjoying the porch were a couple of his favorite past times. He instilled a love of the farm in his grandson, Bryan, who will proudly follow in his footsteps. He loved his family and enjoyed the time together whether at work or play. The family’s greatest blessing came within hours of his passing when he accepted Jesus to be his Savior with him for eternity!
In addition to his parents, he was proceeded in death by his step-father, Thurman Carwile and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Delbert and Rosemary Haines.
Survivors include his devoted and loving wife of 58 years, Martha Haines Carman; two daughters, Nancy (Brent) McClish of Washington Court House and Carol (Dave) Urso of Quechee, VT; four grandchildren, Bryan (Ryan) McClish and Rachel (Nathan) Conn of Washington Court House and Jack and Emma Urso of Quechee, VT. He cherished his young great grandchildren, Emerson Lane McClish and Lindy Mae Conn. He is also survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Barbara (Carman) and Larry Hodges of Chapel Hill, NC; a sister-in-law, Carolyn (Jack) DeWeese and special personal friends, Gary Mickle and Jim Campbell, who were faithful companions as well.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the family will have a private graveside service, at the convenience of the family, at the Sugar Creek Methodist Cemetery on the Palmer Road.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Larry Carman Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o the Miami Trace FFA Alumni, 300 Bloomingburg-New Holland Road, Washington Court House, Ohio 43160.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.
Larry Carmen was always a great neighbor and a good friend to my parents, Jean and Howard Ford, and to our whole family. He was a wonderful part of our farming community and will be missed by all. Bob and Mary Ford
May God Bless all of you and wrap his arms around you. I’m so sorry for your loss
I am so sorry to hear to hear about Larry. He was a great customer and friend to me for the 5 years I spent across the road at Washington Crop Service. Larry and Gary and Jim and Jack and so many other farmers in that community were an inspiration to me in my early years in the fertilizer business. When it came to farming he was hard to beat.