Lary E. Koch, 72, of Loudonville passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Wednesday, June 21, 2017.
Lary was born Oct. 14, 1944, in Mansfield and was the son of the late William A. and Wava L. Snyder Koch. He lived in Loudonville all his life and was a 1962 graduate of Loudonville High School. He attended Ohio University and was a Vietnam veteran of the U.S. Navy serving as a medic aboard the USS Hornet.
Lary was a former employee of Geupel Construction in Columbus and the Loudonville Vending Co. He was a well-known disc jockey with Solid Sound and was the voice of the Loudonville Car Show since its inception. He also operated Lary's Produce Stand on Ohio 3 for many summers. Lary was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Loudonville, the Loudonville Eagles and was a life-member of American Legion Post 257 and VFW Post 8586.
He is survived by his sister, Shirley (Bud) Watters of Spring Hill, Tennessee; two brothers, Jim (Jane) Koch of Norwalk and Bob (Linda) Koch of Loudonville; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, David S. Koch.
A celebration of life service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at Lindsey Funeral Home, Loudonville, with the Rev. Angel Jackson officiating. Burial with military honors conducted by the American Legion and VFW will follow immediately in Loudonville Cemetery. Friends may call 5 to 7 p.m. today, June 27, at the funeral home.
The Koch family wishes to give special thanks to Jill Young for her wonderful caregiving of Larry for the past few months. Memorial contributions may be given to Hospice of Knox County, Mount Vernon; or St. John Lutheran Church, County Road 2575, Lakeville. Online condolences may be left by visiting www.Byerly-Lindsey.com.
I was extremely surprised and saddened to hear of Lary's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.