William Frank Large, 80, passed away after a short battle with cancer on Thursday, October 25, 2012, in Morgantown, WV. He was born on March 18, 1932 in Carmi, IL to William and Lucy (Nelson) Large. Bill retired from DuPont Washington Works in 1991 after 25 years as a mechanic. In recent years he has enjoyed his retirement in Barefoot Bay, Florida.
Bill grew up in Carmi, IL where he graduated from Carmi High School in 1950. After high school he joined the US Air Force in 1950 and served as a crew chief for four years during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged in 1954 achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant.
Bill worked at Delta Drilling Company as a driller and Baker Oil Tools as a sales and service representative before joining DuPont as a mechanic in 1966. He retired in 1991 after 25 years. Bill lived in Parkersburg, WV before he retired to Barefoot Bay, FL in 1995.
Bill married Naomi Estelle Weaver in 1957 in Grafton, WV. They were happily married for 55 years. He enjoyed fishing, boating, and traveling with his family.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents William and Lucy Large, his sisters Carol (Large) Williams and sister Barbara Jean Camfield.
Bill is survived by his spouse Naomi (Weaver) Large of Barefoot Bay, FL; his daughter Shirley (Larry) Reber of Parkersburg, WV; his daughter Lori (Steve) Wilson of Pickerington, OH; his son John (Michelle) Large of Morgantown, WV; his sister Wilma Rumsey of Norris City, IL; his brother John (Faye) Large of Carmi, IL; his grandson Justin (Heather) Reber of Washington, WV; his granddaughter Lori (Nathan) Pickens of Washington, WV; his granddaughter Rebekah Wilson and her fiancé Matthew Winslow of Pickerington, OH; his granddaughter Kathryn Wilson of Pickerington, OH; his grandson Evan William Large of Morgantown, WV; his great-grandsons Logan Reber, Sawyer and Cohen Pickens of Washington, WV; and several nieces and nephews and other relatives.
A memorial service to celebrate Bill's life will be held at Leavitt Funeral Home, 403 7th Street, Parkersburg, WV at 11:00 am, Saturday, November 3rd.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to Amedisys Hospice Services, 246 Cheat Road, Ste 3, Morgantown, WV 26508.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.LeavittFuneralHome.com
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