Larry James DeGeare, 59, Festus, entered into rest November 30, 2017. He was born October 27, 1958, in Crystal City, Missouri, to the late Benjamin and Ada Mae (Mund) DeGeare Jr.
He was a graduate of Crystal City High School, served in the U. S. Air Force and worked as a construction laborer. He loved gardening and his grass is the envy of all his neighbors. He was a devoted husband, a wonderful father to his stepson, and worshipped his grandson.
He is survived by his wife, Robin (Hankins) DeGeare; his stepson, Andrew (Christina) Seitz of Imperial; his grandson, Landon Seitz; two sisters, Sheila (Sam) Rogers of Crystal City and Gail Padgett of South Carolina; four brothers, Butch (Verna), Tom (Kathy), Alan (Susan) of Crystal City, and Fred (Debbie) of De Soto.
He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law, Henry Padgett.
Private services are being planned at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery at a later in December.