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Wylie-Baxley Funeral Home

1360 N Courtenay Pkwy, Merritt Island, FL

OBITUARY

Larry Geiger

April 11, 1953July 22, 2020

Larry Geiger passed away peacefully on July 22, 2020 in Viera, Florida at the age of 67.

Larry will be lovingly remembered by his wife Carol, mother Bobbie, and brothers Vance and Jim. He was a dear father to his sons Christopher and Timothy, and beloved Grandpa to Ellerie, Sydney, Brennan, Cwynn, Rylan, and Honoria. He was preceded in death by his father Bradley.

Larry was born in Jacksonville, Florida and moved to Merritt Island, Florida at the age of 13. He graduated from Merritt Island High School and went on to earn a Forestry Degree from the University of Florida and later attended the University of Kansas where he earned a master’s degree in Computer Science.

He taught Forestry in Live Oak, Florida and then went on to be a Program Director for the Cypress Creek YMCA near Houston, Texas. He later went on to become an Assistant Camp Director for YMCA Camp Florida located in Lake Placid, Florida. He also worked as a Boy Scout District Executive in Lawrence, Kansas. After finishing his master’s degree in computer science he worked at the Kennedy Space Center as a computer programmer/analyst for 28 years. Then in the following 5 years he worked as a computer programmer for the Veteran’s Administration.

For many years Larry was involved with the Boy Scouts of America as a District Executive and later as a Scout Master for three separate troops: 705, 709 and 720. He enjoyed camping, hiking, canoeing and teaching outdoor skills.

His favorite hobbies included karate, archery, racquetball and riding his Goldwing motorcycle. One of his most memorable vacations was taking his motorcycle on the Auto-Train to Virginia and then riding it back to Florida with his wife, Carol. On the way they enjoyed riding down the Blue Ridge Parkway and through the beautiful mountains that he loved so much.

Throughout his life, Larry always had a strong connection with church and a willingness to share the love of Jesus Christ with others. He taught Sunday School, sang in the choir, read scripture in church as a lector and served as an elder. Another way that Larry shared Christ was by volunteering and being a member of the board for The Special Gathering of Rockledge, Florida.

A memorial service will be held at Faith Viera Lutheran Church located at 5550 Faith Dr, Rockledge, FL 32955 on July 27th, 2020 at 11:00 am. Burial will take place at Kingsley Lake Baptist Church, 6289 Mary Dot Ln, Starke, FL 32091 on July 28th, 2020 at 1:00 pm.

Services

  • Memorial Service

    Monday, July 27, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Memories

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Gretchen MacMichael

July 27, 2020

I worked with Larry decades ago, but he was such an influence. He taught me the beauty of logic, the patience to put in the research, that work could be a fun path to an achievable goal. I admired him! His devotion to family and God were enviable. The last time I saw him, I was making a wedding-like anniversary cake for him. He talked of how he wanted to suprise Carol and about his wedding. He smiled the entire time. I will remember him like that!

Peggy Krafft

July 27, 2020

My sister and I had such fond memories of Pastor's tour of the Holy Land and particularly Rome. Larry, Carol and Bobbie were such fun to be with. Larry's contributions to our church were so appreciated. I know Larry will be missed and we pray for God's comfort for his family in the days ahead.

Mike Schoolfield

July 27, 2020

Hello Carol, this is Mike Schoolfield. I just heard of Larry's passing on to be with the Lord and it must be a great loss for you. For that I am so sad and offer my condolences. Lynne and I are in the mountains of North Carolina and will not be in Florida for the service. We are sad we can't be there. As I am in the mountains he loved so much, I think often of the great times we had up here AND what a great husband, father and friend he was. There are few men that I have loved and respected as much as I did Larry. A true man of God. He will be sorely missed, but our Lord says in Psalm 116 that " precious in His sight is the death of His saints". I look forward to seeing Larry again in glory and maybe we can hike again on the New Earth God will be creating for us. We pray Gods's Grace and Peace and Mercy will be yours. - Mike (and Lynne)

Steve Krieg

July 27, 2020

Larry Geiger was one of the most precious gifts God gave me in this life. What a friend and brother and example! I am thankful! Just one example:
He invited me to spend a week with him and a group of Scouts hiking the Appalachian Trail in 1999, when I was very lonely and sad. What a Blessing! And Larry shined as leader, story teller, teacher and friend! It was a beautiful gift and a highlight of my life!
I think Larry's life was full of beautiful music from God that went into his heart and came out all over in his life.
Thank you, Lord, for Larry! I look forward to the Grand Reunion!

Donna and John Pancho

July 26, 2020

We are so saddened to hear of Larry’s untimely passing. It has been many years since we last saw him, but John and I have fond memories of Larry during our time at KSC - he always had a smile and spoke fondly of his family and scout activities. I recall he shared that we were born one day apart - his birthday was April 11, mine was April 12, 1953. Our sincere condolences to his family - May beautiful memories help you through this difficult time.....

Joan Scotto

July 26, 2020

My sympathy to Larry's family. I worked with him at Kennedy Space Center .. He told us of his scouting adventures and was proud of it. Very considerate and solid man .. Gone to soon but will not be forgotten.

Cathy & Hank HANUSCH

July 26, 2020

First time Cathy met Larry, she and Carol squirted him with a hose from the porch of Lee Hall at YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly Conference center in Ashville, NC. What a start to a great friendship! Lots of good times there.
Carol & Larry joined us in MN fishing at Lake Kabetogama. Larry wasn't really a fisherman, but enjoyed hiking and exploring and making large camp fires each night.
While on a Cruise ship in the Caribbean with us, Larry easily climbed up a rock wall on his 60th birthday. He saw many flying fish and Sea Turtles from the balcony of their room.
He was the best and most gracious host and tour guide on our visits to Cocoa, FL. He was incredibly knowledgeable about the things at the Space Center having worked there for many years.
He was the father of two Eagle Scouts and was the guest speaker at our son Paul's Eagle Ceremony.
He made a difference in the lives of many people and will be sorely missed.

Frank Marcouiller

July 26, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of Larry's passing, and offer my sincerest condolences to his family, his many friends, and to his ex-Boyscouts that he taught so well to become 'real men.' I was the Scoutmaster of Troop 705 when he joined, and not long after that he became the troop's Assistant Scoutmaster. When I left a few years later (after 27 years in adult scouting), he became the troop's Scoutmaster. We enjoyed many campouts together, including weekends throughout central Florida, and a full week each summer at Camp Daniel Boone near Ashville, NC. He will be greatly missed by many!

Alice Thomas

July 26, 2020

RIP cousin Larry. You were an amazing man & will be sorely missed.

Gerald Brown

July 24, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. Larry was a terrific guy and is gone far too early.

FROM THE FAMILY