OBITUARY

Larry R. Dimmett

October 4, 1942November 5, 2018

Larry Ray Dimmett, of Hobe Sound, Florida, passed away November 5, 2018. Larry was born October 4, 1942 in Evansville, Indiana to Walter Ray and Jeanette Dimmett. He graduated from University of Evansville with a Masters in Elementary Education. Larry married the love of his life, Melanie, on October 12, 1963. He taught for 17 years in Evansville, Indiana before relocating to Florida and teaching at Hobe Sound Elementary for 28 years. Larry made a lasting impact on many children’s lives as a scout leader, safety patrol mentor, and a yearly chaperone to Corbett. He was gifted in art and a beloved teacher to many. He had a passion for Notre Dame Football, playing Warhammer, playing cards with his family, and he loved his grand-dogs fiercely. Larry’s love for his family knew no bounds, often dropping everything to help the one in need with a “that's what pops’ do” philosophy. He adored his wife and four children and was an exceptional Poppy to his seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He was generous to a fault and would give the shirt off his back to anyone in need. He was well known as “Mr. Dimmett” by the community of Hobe Sound. His sense of humor, generosity and storytelling will be missed beyond measure. Larry is preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Jeanette Dimmett. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 55 years, Melanie Dimmett; sister,Janet (Bill) Aide; Four children, Jeana Dimmett, Kimberly (Scott) Bordinger, Derek Dimmett, and Chad (Michelle) Dimmett; seven grandchildren, Anthony Bordinger, Derek (Daria) Dimmett, Erica (Kyle) Ader, Megan Dimmett, Lauren (Tyler) Kittrell, Alexandria Dimmett and Kaitlyn Dimmett; Two great granddaughters, Bailey and Riley Kittrell; special nieces, Christy Birchler and Kelli Koski; bonus daughter, Jennifer Dimmett Miller, and many nieces, nephews and former students. A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.

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Larry R. Dimmett

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Parker Gitschier

November 12, 2018

Mr. Dimmett was my fifth grade homeroom teacher at Hobe Sound Elementary. There’s only a few teachers in a students life time that you can truly back track in life and remember the teachers that made a profound impact. Mr. Dimmett was one of those to me. We have truly lost a great man. My condolences to his family

Sheila Medley

November 11, 2018

Melanie, I was so very sad to hear of our dear Mr. Dimmitt’s passing. He always had a twinkle in his eye and his kind and lovely heart was apparent to all. I remember him with the children at Hobe Sound Elementary, how he treated them as a father or grandpa would, and wanted the best for them. It was an honor to work with him and to know this great soul. Your family is in my prayers.

Kyle Thies

November 11, 2018

Sometimes in life, we have genuine, great people who guide and mentor us more then we realize until we look back, in hindsight. Larry was one of those 'people' for me. Although, in the big picture of life, Larry was only physically in mine for a brief portion but, he was there for one of the most crucial spans of development, my adolescence and youth. He was a great role model in every aspect, as grandfather, as a father, as a husband, as a mentor ... and the list goes on. I truly, appreciate Larry, and his presence and influence in my life. I share my deepest condolences with the entire Dimmett family.

Jeni Orr

November 11, 2018

Mr. Dimmet was my art teacher at dexter school elementry. He was so funny the best part was Watchin him flip his comb over , over . his top hair was so long .
Then later on who knew i would be related to this crazy 👦?? Which i have no complaints at all he an my dad made great friends . your gonna be missed Larry . and i hope you watch over your wife while your up there . I hope you dance!
Love jeni orr . her kids..

Ch Williams

November 8, 2018

He was the first one who ever gave me critical advice and inspiration to follow art and was so much more than a teacher, he was a father to many and his lessons live on through all he reached .

Lisa Wiley

November 8, 2018

Mr. D. Touched so many lives. I remember when my daughter was a safety patrol and she would have to go to school early. Mr. D. Would kindly watch the younger siblings in his classroom and tell them stories or help them with homework. Such a giving soul! He truly cared about each student wether they were in his class or not. We all loved Mr. D.

Jay Bloom

November 8, 2018

So sad to hear of this passing. The one teacher that had lasting impression on me. He sat me facing the wall with my back to him so he could peg me with a taped up roll of toilet paper when I acted out. When I really acted out, he would pull me out of class and borrow Mr. Strausburger's paddle, which he broke on my rear end one time. I deserved all of it. Rest well Mr. Dimmett, thank you for being you. My condolences to his loved ones.

Jody Dupuis

November 8, 2018

My sincerest condolences to the family and our community of Hobe Sound. Mr. Dimmett was a light and it was a gift to have him be a part of HSE for so many years. Prayers for peace.

Mallory Combs

November 7, 2018

The last memorie I have of Mr. Dimmit is when I was in elementry school and he was talking to the class about his favortie word, and that was Duh. I remember the whole class laughed for a little bit and we just said Duh all day. Ever since that day my favortie word has been Duh. Mr. Dimmit you will be dearly missed and you have a special place in my heart!!💗💗

Cheryl Gedeon

November 7, 2018

Mr. Dimmett was part of our family at HSE for all three of our children’s element years . He was the most unique teacher there ever was . Lots of funny funny memories . He will be sadly missed . Our condolences to all of his family and friends .. ♥️ Gedeon family