Lawrence Joseph Spalding, 72, of Monroe City, Missouri, passed away Sunday, June 15, 2014, at the Hannibal Regional Hospital, Hannibal, Missouri.
He was born October 5, 1941 at Indian Creek, Missouri, the son of Gerald David and Myrtle Gertrude Hays Spalding.
Larry was a graduate of St. Stephens High School, and the University of Missouri, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1963. He was employed by Cessna Aircraft, Wichita, Kansas after College.
Larry served his country in the United States Navy were he served as Engineering Officer on the USS Preston during the Vietnam War and retiring from the service as a Lieutenant.
He worked for Diemakers Incorporated in Monroe City were he was manager of the Aluminum Plant. Most recently he served as President and Manager of Indian Creek Marina, Monroe City, Missouri. He previously owned and operated the Railway Steakhouse and Bar, Monroe City, Missouri.
Larry was a member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Monroe City, and the St. Stephens Knights of Columbus Council #1971. He was the Project Engineer for the Holy Rosary Knights of Columbus Hall in Monroe City as well as many of the Diemakers Inc. building projects. Larry was a Charter Member of the Monroe City Singers, and the University of Missouri Alumni Association.
Survivors include: One daughter Christina Spalding Rehagen and husband Kyle, Booneville, Missouri; three grandchildren: Lawrence (Luke) David Rehagen, William Anton Rehagen and Mary Margaret (Maggie) Rehagen; four brothers: Albert Spalding and wife Jan, Harold Spalding and wife Janie, Matthew Spalding and wife Peggy, and Daniel Spalding and wife Marsha all of Monroe City; five sisters: Geraldine McNally, Dorothy Kern, Patricia Shoemaker and husband Bob, Cecilia Spalding, Barbara Quinn and husband Tim all of Monroe City; one brother-in-law, Don Holcomb, Fulton, Missouri; and one sister-in-law, Sandra Spalding, Jefferson City, Missouri.
He was also survived by several step-children, several step-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, George Spalding and David A. (Tony) Spalding; one sister Sarah (Sally) Holcomb; one sister-in-law, Eva Jo Spalding; two brothers-in-law, Bill Kern and John H. McNally.
Con-celebrated Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, June 19, 2014 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Monroe City, Missouri. Father Mike Penn and Father Mike Quinn will officiate. Burial will be from the St. Stephens Cemetery, Indian Creek, Missouri.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday with a Parrish Scripture service beginning at 8 p.m. at the Garner Funeral Home, Monroe City, Missouri.
Pallbearers will be Charlie Smoot, Kevin Peters, Gary Ely, Trey Zeiger, Joe Spalding, Michael Holcomb, Mark McNally and Gerry Quinn.
Memorials have been suggested to the American Heart Association. Garner Funeral Home and Chapel, Monroe City, Missouri are in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be made at garnerfuneralchapel.com.