Larry Nelson Detling, 78, of Somerton, passed away on Sunday, June 3, 2018, at Barnesville Hospital. He was born in Somerton on Dec. 22, 1939, to the late Ernest Earl and Olive Pearl (Smith) Detling.
He was a member of Pleasant Ridge United Methodist Church where he was a trustee. He was a member of the Barnesville Masonic Lodge 89 F&AM and Barnesville Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 206. He was retired from Ohio Department of Transportation. He had worked for Consol, ran a dairy farm, and most recently had sheep and goats enjoying his retirement. He also loved driving his Amish friends around. He had a group of friends who met everyday at the Malaga BP. He enjoyed collecting spoons from around the world. After retirement, he enjoyed his grandchildren, and wood working, making furniture for the family until he was unable to any longer.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Carol Ann (Britton) Detling who passed on May 7, 2017; a son, Larry Jay "Bo" Detling; a brother, Richard Detling; a sister, Betty Phillips.
He leaves behind daughters, Debra Anderson of Barnesville, Dana (Dennis) Welch of Barnesville, Dyann (Richard) Kinney of Jerusalem, and Crystal (Bill) Scatterday of Logandale, Nevada; brother, Robert Detling of Uniontown, Ohio; grandchildren, Chris (Shanna) Anderson, Danielle (Jeremiah Holskey) Anderson, Quentin (Jennifer) Castello, Adam Detling, Cody Detling, Kayla (Cris) Landefeld, Jennifer Gahagan, Kyle Carpenter, Ryan Kemp, Stephanie (Andrew) Ellis, Jordan Kinney, Jerrod (Kaitlin) Kinney, Dustin Stottler, Katrina (Kolby) Nelson, Bria Scatterday; great-grandchildren, Logan Anderson, Dustin Anderson, Kolton Castello, Rilee Lucas, Hobie Howiler, Bo and Brooklyn Detling, Kinsley and Carson Landefeld, Tyler Gahagan, Thomas, Mila and Claire Ellis, Drew Holskey, Austin Holskey, Jordyn and Kalin Holskey, and baby Kinney on the way.
Following visitation, a Masonic Service and Eastern Star Service will be held followed by the funeral service with Rev. Tom Detling, Pastor Richard Cox, and Rusty Atkinson officiating. Larry was buried beside his wife, Carol, at Somerton Southern Cemetery. The Campbell-Plumly-Milburn Funeral Home, 319 N. Chestnut St., Barnesville, was in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Campbell-Plumly-Milburn Funeral Home, 319 N. Chestnut St., Barnesville, OH 43713, c/o Larry Detling.