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Larry R. Montgomery July 18, 1937 - April 11, 2018

Larry R. Montgomery, 80, of Peru, passed away on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at Miller’s Merry Manor in Peru.

He was born on July 18, 1937 to Grant and Helen (Pearce) Montgomery in Kokomo.

Larry graduated Peru High School in 1955. He was a Saxophonist in the Peru High Dance Band and was in the choir. He earned the highest award in the Boy Scouts of America with the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout.

He was a 62 year member of the I.B.E.W. #873. He was a past President of #873 and served on the Executive Board and the Apprenticeship Committee. He worked his way from Journeyman to General Foreman to Superintendent. Larry became an Estimator with Robbins Electric, and later moved to Brown Mechanical and Electrical. He retired in 1999 as Estimator and Branch Manager of Long Electric in Kokomo. He was dedicated to his profession and to making sure the job was done the right way.

Through his adult life, he enjoyed camping, being outdoors, bowling, par three golf, boating, water skiing, fishing, Da Bears, the Colts, Purdue, working with wood, building anything, watching sports, taking care of the estate, his pets, and being a bird lover.

He was a member of the Elks, the Eagles, Audubon Society, Ducks Unlimited, and B.A.S.S.

On July 1, 1956 in Cloverdale, Indiana, Larry and Judy (Davis) were married. She survives.

Larry is also survived by his children, Michael R. Montgomery, Kokomo; Lisa Partlow, Monticello, Georgia; grandchildren, Sean Montgomery (Elaine), Forest; Jonathon Partlow (Kayla), Tipton; Joshua Partlow, Monticello; great grandchildren, Gannon Montgomery, Emily, Brice, and Ava Partlow.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Grant (Bud); his sister, Myra Miller; granddaughter, Ashley Partlow; and son in law, Tim Partlow.

In lieu of flowers and gifts ... Larry vacationed in Ludington, Michigan for 69 years. It was his home away from home. Hamlin Lake, House of Flavors, walking out to the lighthouse, Ludington State Park. Memorial contributions can be made to the Sable Points Lighthouse Keepers Association, P.O. Box 673 Ludington, Michigan 49431 www.splka.org. Their mission is to “preserve, promote, and educate the public and to make our lighthouses accessible to all.”

Visitation will be held from 2-5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, 105 West Third Street, Peru, Indiana. Funeral service will follow at 5 p.m., with Pastor George Dinkel officiating. Burial will take place at Mount Hope Cemetery in Peru.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home. Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.FlowersLeedyAllen.com.