Larry L. Cronkleton, 67, of West Mansfield, died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, in the comfort of his own home with his family at his side following a five-week fight with pancreatic cancer.
He was born in Bellefontaine on July 9, 1946, to Coral Fauver Cronkleton, who survives, and the late Lawrence Cronkleton. He also was preceded in death by a grandson-in-law, Ben Modie.
He is also survived by his three sons, J.R. (Becky) Cronkleton of East Liberty, Jonathan (Robin) Cronkleton of Bellefontaine and Doug (Kelly) Cronkleton of East Liberty; eight grandchildren, Jonathan Cronkleton, Megan Modie, Joshua (Amanda) Cronkleton, Skyler (Kyle Whitaker) Cronkleton, Sierra Cronkleton, Savana Cronkleton, Matthew Cox and Nathan (Peggan) Cox; six great-grandchildren, Ennis Brooks and Evan Benjamin Modie, Alexis Grace Whitaker, Harlan Gunner Cronkleton, Alexus Grace Cox, Matty Cox Jr. and an anticipated great-granddaughter in May; three brothers, Joe (Linda) Cronkleton and Jon (Susan) Cronkleton, all of Zanesfield, and Ted (Deborah) Cronkleton of West Mansfield; many nieces nephews, and friends; and his former wife, Paula Cronkleton of East Liberty.
Larry served as a district manager with Hillandale Farms in Croton and will be remembered as a very hard working and generous man who still enjoyed going to work.
A 1964 graduate of Buckeye Local High School, he was a member of the Central Ohio Tractor Pullers. He enjoyed raising livestock and tractor pulling, a hobby that he shared closely with his brothers.
Affectionately known as “Pop,” he will be deeply missed by his family.
Larry’s very good friend Bill Bayliss conducts a funeral at 2 p.m. Sunday at Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home, West Mansfield, where visitation is from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Burial is at North Greenfield Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Universal Home Health and Hospice.
Condolences may be expressed at www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.