Larry Good (1946-2020)

Larry Kenneth Good, age 73, of Albia, passed away on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at Golden Age Care Center in Centerville, under the care of EveryStep Hospice.

Larry was born on Oct. 16, 1946, to Kenneth and Betty Maxine (Smothers) Good at their home in Davis County. Larry attended school in Bloomfield and graduated from Bloomfield High School. Following high school, Larry served his country in the National Guard. He was united in marriage to Patricia Fitzgerald and to this union two children, Jenny and Scott were born. Larry and Patricia later divorced. On June 22, 2002, Larry was united in marriage to Barbara Ranes at their home in Monroe County. Larry and Barbara shared 18 years of marriage prior to his passing.

Larry worked for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources for 39 years as a Wildlife Technician. During his time there, he oversaw seven different counties and was stationed first at Lake Wapello and later at Honey Creek. He was an avid outdoorsman, referring to himself as “a steward of the land”. He loved turkey, pheasant, and deer hunting, as well as fishing, and also enjoyed cutting wood and gardening. Larry enjoyed watching his grandchildren’s sporting events, attending every game. Larry also enjoyed having coffee and visiting with friends at the Highway Restaurant in Albia and loved traveling to the mountains to camp with his family.

Larry is survived by his wife, Barbara Good; a daughter, Jenny (Paul) Huston; a son, Scott (Crissie Skinner) Good; a daughter-in-law, Shanda Good; 10 grandchildren, Kohl, Shawn, Addison, Ayden, Avery, Nathan, Ryan, Hayden, Will, and Blake; a sister, Sharry (Travis) Wood; and a nephew, Todd. Larry is also survived by many cousins and good friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Betty; and a niece, Tonya Tubbs.

Visitation was held from 2 to 8 p.m., Monday, Aug. 3, 2020 at the Tharp Funeral Home in Albia, with Larry’s family present from 6 to 8 p.m., to greet family and friends.

A memorial service was held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, at the Tharp Funeral Home in Albia, with Pastor Terry Roberts officiating. Military honors provided by the American Legion of Albia, Melrose, and Lovilia followed services in the parking lot at the funeral home. Burial followed services at the I.o.o.f. Cemetery in Bloomfield.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to EveryStep Hospice.

Condolences to the family may be left online at www.tharpfh.com.

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