OBITUARY

Larry Lee Bales

January 25, 1938January 28, 2019
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Larry Lee Bales, age 81 of Edinburg, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, January 28, 2019.

He was born January 25, 1938, in Fairbury, Nebraska, to parents Neville L. and Lillian Alice (Overhalser) Bales. Larry graduated from Alliance High School in 1956 and proudly served in the US Navy. He retired from Morgan Engineering in Alliance in 2000.

Larry was a devoted member of New Testament Baptist Church, where he was an active member of their outreach ministries. He truly enjoyed the time spent with his church family. Larry also enjoyed woodworking and tinkering in his basement shop. In his younger years, Larry enjoyed riding his Goldwing motorcycle and also was a member of the Balsa Bees RC Airplane Club.

Larry is survived by his beloved wife of 42 years Joyce Bales, his children: Annette McClean, Ted Austin, Gary Lee (Jann) Bales, Jim (Julie) Austin, Cynthia (Robert) Schmid, George (Jessica) Austin, Jeffrey (Tammy) Austin, and David (Maria) Bales, along with his 34 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Fred Bales, his sister Nona Bales, his son Bobby Austin, and his daughter Elizabeth Bales.

Friends and family will be received Saturday, February 2, 2019, from 10:00 – 11:00 AM with a Celebration of Life officiated by Pastor Bob Burgess following at 11:00 AM at the New Testament Baptist Church. Private interment will take place at Highland Memorial Park in Beloit.

Condolences and memories may be shared at www.wood-kortright-borkoski.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the New Testament Baptist Church Missions Fund, 3583 State Route 59, Ravenna, OH 44266.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, February 2, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, February 2, 2019
REMEMBERING

Larry Lee Bales

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Lois and Bob Davis

February 7, 2019

The mist is clearing and we can now reflect on what is gone. It's so true that we don't realize what we have until we don't have it. What is gone my dear brother is your never ending smile. Your happiness at even the smallest things in life. Your acceptance of people just as they are. Your honesty that never faltered. Your caring and willingness to help whoever and wherever you can. What will never be gone is your love of Christ and our love for you. It will always survive.

Cindy Schmid

February 3, 2019

08-12-2018

Cindy Schmid

January 31, 2019

My wonderful Dad went home to heaven January 28th, 3 days after is 81st birthday. There are not enough words to describe how much I love him! While I celebrate that he is now face-to-face with Jesus – His Savior & Lord, the ache & grief is great & words just cannot express it.

Dad – thank you for being exactly who you were & always will be! You taught what real unconditional love is, what a Christian marriage looks likes, the value of not just working hard but the importance of doing the best I can, you taught about how to forgive, how to be patient and how to be the best you can with who you are and what you have at the moment. You showed me how to persevere even during the toughest trials of your life, even when you really didn’t want to but still did anyway. No, you weren’t perfect on this earth – but you taught me through your life that it’s okay anyway to just be who I am-who God created me to be.

Thank You God for gifting me with this wonderful man as my father. I know he is safe with You and that I will see him again one day.

Dad, my words aren’t perfect & not expressing all I want to – thank you daddy, I love you.

Annette McLean

January 30, 2019

My Dad was always there, no judgements, maybe questions, but always there to lean on and share life with. I miss him so much, I'm a daddy's girl. He'll be on the hearts of all those who knew and loved him. I am blessed and honored to be his daughter.

Erin-Scott West

January 29, 2019

Oh Larry. You will be missed but I am so elated to know you are with Jesus. Jesus!! I can’t even imagine.
Your life was a testimony of the Lord you loved and served.
You may have started off being “just a neighbor” but ended up being one of our closest people and honorary grandpa for my kids. This is hitting them hard.
I have so many great memories with you and stories about you. Even a new one that made me laugh the other night while at your house when the microwave started blinking it’s interior light on and off by itself. Joyce told me it was from all the downward tugging you did on it, probably trying to keep your balance. It’s just perfect.
I will miss having you at our Christmas cookie parties. Maybe we will set an empty place in memory of you.
Here is a pix of our last Christmas party together. Lasting love til we meet again when I join you in eternity!

David Bales Sr

January 29, 2019

A quiet evening watching tv with Dad.

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Loves his motorcycles!

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Larry's: Dad, Great Grandpa, Brother & Sister

Biography

Larry Lee Bales, age 81 of Edinburg, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, January 28, 2019.

He was born January 25, 1938, in Fairbury, Nebraska, to parents Neville L. and Lillian Alice (Overhalser) Bales. Larry graduated from Alliance High School in 1956 and proudly served in the US Navy. He retired from Morgan Engineering in Alliance in 2000.

Larry was a devoted member of New Testament Baptist Church, where he was an active member of their outreach ministries. He truly enjoyed the time spent with his church family. Larry also enjoyed woodworking and tinkering in his basement shop. In his younger years, Larry enjoyed riding his Goldwing motorcycle and also was a member of the Balsa Bees RC Airplane Club.

Larry is survived by his beloved wife of 42 years Joyce Bales, his children: Annette McClean, Ted Austin, Gary Lee (Jann) Bales, Jim (Julie) Austin, Cynthia (Robert) Schmid, George (Jessica) Austin, Jeffrey (Tammy) Austin, and David (Maria) Bales, along with his 34 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Fred Bales, his sister Nona Bales, his son Bobby Austin, and his daughter Elizabeth Bales.

Friends and family will be received Saturday, February 2, 2019, from 10:00 – 11:00 AM with a Celebration of Life officiated by Pastor Bob Burgess following at 11:00 AM at the New Testament Baptist Church. Private interment will take place at Highland Memorial Park in Beloit.

Condolences and memories may be shared at www.wood-kortright-borkoski.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the New Testament Baptist Church Missions Fund, 3583 State Route 59, Ravenna, OH 44266.