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Obituaries in Aledo, IL | Aledo Times Record

Larry Ray Secrest, 82, formerly of Joy and the Mercer County area passed away on Sunday, January 24, 2021 in Missouri.

Larry was born on August 19, 1938 to Raymond and Katherine  Secrest. He was born and raised in the Morning Sun, IA area and graduated from Morning Sun High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in Korea.  After working hard all his life, Larry retired from J.I. Case in Burlington in 1993.

In his early years he enjoyed camping, gardening, traveling, participating in civil war reenactments, and going to auctions. Larry also enjoyed eating out. In his later years he looked forward to his daily trips to Boon Docks in Joy.

Larry is survived by his children: Dawn Bowling, Erie; Kathy Olson, Aledo; Kris Secrest, Missouri; Scott Engle, Aledo; and Melissa Bennett, Missouri and his sisters: Patricia Mueller and Linda Polson. He is also survived by his grandchildren Heather, Shelby, Erin, and Josh Bowling; Carlie and Gracie Olson; and Blake Seaton and several great grandchildren. 

Larry was preceded in death by his parents and sister Nina Crawford. Also, sisters June Marie, Joyce Lee, and Sandra Jean in infancy. Grandson Christopher Seaton and great-grandson Isaiah Metcalf also preceded him in death.

A memorial service will be held in the Spring so that we can all come together to celebrate and honor his life.

Posted online on February 08, 2021