December 9, 2012
Thursday, December 13, 2012 12:00 p.m. Skillman, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 2-4 & 6-8 p.m.
Chester ”Chet” Large, Jr., 88 of Mechanicsburg, passed away, Sunday, December 9, 2012 in Grant Medical Center, Columbus .He was born November 13, 1924 in Circleville, the son of the late Chester Arthur and Elsie Mae (Whaley) Large.
Chet served his country in the United States Navy during WWII. He was the owner and operator of Chet’s IGA Market for 51 years. He enjoyed golfing, bowling, fishing, boating, traveling, playing horseshoes, fast-pitch softball, and basketball, and was a loyal fan of Mechanicsburg athletics. He was a member of the Mechanicsburg Lions Club, I.O.O.F. Odd Fellows Lodge, and L.S.T. Association through the Navy. Chester contributed to the youth of Mechanicsburg and supported the county fair. He was awarded Citizen of the Year from Lions Club.
Chet is survived by his wife of 65 years, Geraldine (Shonkwiler) Large; his daughter, Debra (Michael) Love of Mechanicsburg; his grandchildren, Heidi (Tony) Love-Jackson and Ryan (Terri) Love, his great-grandsons, Cooper & Carson Love and Gabriel & Micah Jackson; his brothers, Glen (Vicki Wilt) Large and Paul (Ann) Large, his sisters, Anna Mae Allen, Pauline Gool, Ruth (Dallas) Elliott, and Virginia (Richard) Ankrom, his sister-in-law, Bonnie Large, and 23 nieces and nephews including special niece, Lesa.
He is preceded in death by his parents, a sister Mary (Richard) Buskirk, a brother, Gene Large; brother-in-laws, Ron Gool and Merrill Allen, a sister-in-law, Rosie Large, a nephew, Glennie Large and a host of friends.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 in the SKILLMAN, MCDONALD & VERNON Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon on Thursday, December 13, 2012 in the funeral home with Rev. Dr. Paul Large officiating. Burial will follow at Somerford Cemetery, London, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s favorite charity.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.