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Daniel Paul Larimer

February 20, 1953March 18, 2021
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Daniel Paul Larimer, age 68 of Cartersville GA, met Jesus face to face on Thursday, March 18, 2021. He was born in Mitchell, SD on February 20, 1953 to the late Alvin Murl Larimer and Irma McIntyre Larimer. Dan is proceeded in death by his brothers, Murl Larimer and Tom Larimer. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Connie Larimer; daughters, Jeni (Adam) Rule, Danielle (Josh) Rhea; grandchildren, Cade Walker, Cassie (Matthew) Brown, Rylee Rule, Macy Rule, Ethan Rhea, Caleb Rhea; great- grandchild, Carter Brown; brother Al Larimer; sisters, Dianne Riddle, Charlene McManus, Barb Senska;

Not only was he a well known and respected Farrier, he became a friend to his clients. He talked with them, prayed with them, cried with them, and shared the love of Jesus with them. Night or day, he was only a phone call away. To his family, he was the voice of reason, shoulder to cry on, the foundation of faith, and a “Don’t touch my feet or hat” kind of cowboy. To his wife, “He was her every other heartbeat.”

A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted at 3:00 pm Tuesday, March 23, 2021 in chapel of Owen Funeral Home with Michael Tanner, Bill Cline, and Kevin Harris officiating. The family will receive friends on March 23, 2021 from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm. Please visit www.owenfunerals.com to leave on-line condolences for the family. Owen Funeral Home 12 Collins Dr., Cartersville, GA is honored to serve the Larimer family.

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, March 23, 2021

  • Celebration of Life

    Tuesday, March 23, 2021

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Sandi Ruml

May 5, 2021

Connie and family, I was saddened to see this. I remember you and he first dating, then also Danielle was in our Stacy class for awhile. My sympathy to all the family. Prayers and hugs, so grateful he found his Lord too. He was a blessed child of God.

Keith House

April 17, 2021

I just found out about Dan's passing. It doesn't seem real that he's gone.
Dan and I hit it off the first time I met him back in 06'. I always looked forward to shoeing day after meeting him. We've traded cowboy stories, and life lessons many times , who couldn't love listening to Dan talk about his wonderful life. I love the story of how he and Connie got together. He loved her and his family for sure.
This was one of the toughest men I've ever known in my life, yet he could be gentle as a kitten. He was there for me alot the last couple of years as a friend and a mentor. He prayed with me and for me many times, I confided in Dan and he never judged me. I will truly miss my friend. Even though I'm heartbroken over your death, I know you are with God.
Oh , I will take good care of ole Jewell.
I look forward to seeing you again one day.
Your Friend,
Keith House

Danielle Rhea

April 14, 2021

Not even sure when I start...I don’t know how to miss you because you were always there...missing you is the hardest thing I have ever had to do!! Your were the dad who was always hard on us because you knew we would be adults one day and wanted us to be the best we could be but still loved us with everything you had to give!! I watched you transform. from an amazing man to a man of god and it was a transformation like no other!! I miss you so much and I don’t know how to be a daughter without her dad!!! Your heart, your strength, your guidance will get me through the rest of my life but forever know my heart is broken without you and I will forever miss you!!

Rylee Rule

April 12, 2021

It’s hard to put into words what he meant to me. Grandpa always made the time to sit down and talk to me; we discussed how life was going and what the future looked like for me and the rest of the family. He was always eager to give advice about school, faith, and life in general. After every single conversation we had, Grandpa would be sure to say that he loved me and all of the grandchildren more than we’ll ever know. I wish you were with us, but I know what you’re experiencing right now is far better than anything on this earth. I love you gooder

Jeni Rule

April 4, 2021

Daddy and Dad
Those two words say everything I can’t and have a lifetime of memories attached to them. You were all that God intended those two words to ever be ...I love and miss you.

Karen Farris

April 2, 2021

I had the honor of working with Dan from 1980-1982. I loved sneaking to his back corner office to hear his stories. To be truthful, at first he intimidated me but under that tough exterior I could see his gentle heart. His laugh was infectious and that killer mustache was envied by so many! It was always a joy when his lovely wife came into work to see him as well. It’s been a joy and heartbreaking to follow his journey on social media. I always told Rick that when we retire we were taking a road trip to go see you both. My only regret is that I didn’t get to know the “new Dan.” His love for his family and his new faith was evident. Although, I always knew that rough and tough cowboy had the kindest of hearts. My heart breaks for all of you. His funeral was a beautiful testimony of how he must have touched so many hearts and lives. I wish I could have talked to Dan about Jesus our Savior, although I know one day I will. Connie, you and your girls you have our deepest sympathy. Thinking of all of you and praying for comfort.

Connie Larimer

April 2, 2021

On our 3rd date we talked about the house we would one day live in together.
We met in January 1971 have been together ever since .. 50 years being side by side. ... horses were always a part of you ... then us , then Jeni and Danielle’s life .. the wild rodeo days, the ropings, the horse shows, the cuttings, ... every weekend and the girls and I always included and the fun and and memories they have growing up. Then the grandkids came and they were around the horses and the barn and the chores too.
Your hands..... the work they did .. breaking and training horses, breeding and foaling times, you were so gentle rubbing the mares necks during their labor..
Your hands when shoeing... I can see you holding the hoof, the knife, the rasp.. the hammer...
I can hear the hammer hitting the anvil, I can smell the forge and feel it’s heat ..
You made a living working with horses just like you told your dad you would when you were a teen..
I’m proud of you and the life you lived .
God became your savior at age 49 and our wonderful fun marriage became even better.... stronger... and guided by God. Your physical strength was unreal to me at times.. holding on to the young horses when training them to shoeing thru the cancers, chemos, and surgeries..
But the strongest I’ve EVER seen you was the first time I saw you on your knees by our bed praying ...
I have no words for how I miss you .. the little things like getting you a popsicle, making you an egg sandwich... making sure you had some Tabasco...and last but not least. holding hands.
God promises that as a Christian I will be in heaven also one day. See you then Dan. I love you



Dona Larimer

April 1, 2021

So many memories I don’t know where to start…
I remember when you all came to Idaho. We were driving up to McCall, I think. We were in an old pick-up. Uncle Dan was driving and I think Matt and Terri were in the front with him. Mark and I were in the bed of the truck with a blanket over our heads. I remember looking through the back window at one point in time and seeing a candy bar being passed between the three of them. I knocked on the window as to say, “Hey…What about us?” I remember him passing it out the window. I think that’s my earliest memory.
My most precious ones are more recent.
Being able to be in Georgia with all of you, going to North Carolina for the horse show was amazing.
On our way through South Carolina we stopped for fuel and food. After eating Dan went to fuel the truck and I went to the bathroom. When I closed the stall door there was a hand written note taped to the door and it read,
“Due to poor water pressure, please use plunger to flush the commode!” You could hear the southern accent in the hand writing. As I was walking to the truck there was a guy who whistled at me. I told Uncle Dan about all of this.
He laughed and told me I was in South Carolina and the guy who whistled at me didn’t recognize me as a family member so he felt it was safe to whistle.
I will never forget being able to ride the horses with him while in Georgia and all the funny jabs back and forth between the two of us. Talking to him on the phone and joking back and forth. I will miss that so much but there are so many memories he will never be forgotten.
For the longest time I couldn’t look at him without seeing my Dad. They looked so much alike it was as if I was able to bring him back and spend time with him.
Thank you Uncle Dan for all of your love and support! As Aunt Connie would say, “I’ll see you tomorrow!” Because I will never say, “Good Bye!”
Love Dona Rose

Dale and Lynda Tow

March 26, 2021

Dan was the farrier for our daughter Katie and son in law Billy at Billy Korsack Show Horses. We live in California but came to know Dan through our many visits to Georgia. Dan was a good man, friend and gentleman who was always quick with a story and a twinkle in his eyes. A big part of our visits will be missing when we come to Georgia. Rest easy friend.

Katie Stoker

March 25, 2021

The first time I met Cassie’s grandparents was in middle school. It had to be summer because I had on flip flops. I remember going to Connie and Dan’s house for dinner and showing him how I can cross my toes and spread them out. He thought that was the CRAZIEST thing. To this day I can’t tell if he was just being funny about it or if he really thought it was cool because he couldn’t do it. We laughed about it all night. This family is truly amazing. Thank you for everything!

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