Larry D. Gawatz, Sr., 73, St. Joseph, Missouri died Friday, May 30, 2014.
He was born November 11, 1940 and raised by Elmer and Olga (Smith) Gawatz in Hudson, Indiana.
He married June Hancock June 1, 1962.
Larry delivered newspapers for the St. Joseph News-Press for 25 years.
Mr. Gawatz was a member of King Hill Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors: wife, June Gawatz; son, Larry Gawatz, Jr.; daughters, Brenda Hatheway and Michelle Haddock; seven grandchildren; five great grandchildren; a brother and sister, Carol Walker.
Services: 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Monday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory, where friends may call after 3:00 PM Monday. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to King Hill Baptist Church.