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.


Larry R. Dimmett

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Kentura H. Burke

December 15, 2018

Mr. Dimmett was my 5th grade teacher he made learning american history fun and more interesting. He was a very nice man and an even better teacher. He made sure that everyone understood and if you didn't he was ready to help, great man sad he's gone. My condolences to the family

Terrence Powell

December 14, 2018

My condolences goes out to Mr. D family, he was my 5th grade teacher years ago, he was always one of my favorite teachers....Rest in peace Mr. D, you made an impact on me and I thank you for that!!

Andrea Anderson

December 9, 2018

Mr. Dimmett was my substitute teacher back in 4th grade that was 7 years ago. I'm so sorry for your loss. I saw him in Publix many years ago and seemed as happy as can be. I will truly miss him everyday. I'm praying for you Ms. Dimmett again I'm so sorry for your loss.

Nick Bohovsky

December 1, 2018

Mr Dimmet was my 5th grade teacher at HSE during the 90 to 91 school year. One of my favorite memories was our field trip to Universal Studios.

Leeann Church

November 25, 2018

Do you remember the names of the teachers that really touched your life for the better? I do, every single one of them. My home town lost an amazing teacher, and wonderful person this month. Larry Dimmett wasn’t just my 5th grade teacher, he was also a role model. If I end up touching even one hundredth of the lives that he did in his time at Hobe Sound Elementary, I’ll consider myself lucky. Thank you Mr. Dimmett, for so many things, but largely for instilling the confidence in your students to think critically and make the right choice when faced with difficult decisions. You educated our hearts just as well as our minds. ❤️😢❤️

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 .