Larry Netherton, age 76, of Tipton, passed away on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at Howard Community Regional Health Hospital in Kokomo surrounded by his loved ones. Larry was born in Tipton, Indiana on November 8, 1945, to his parents, Ambrose & Ruby Alien (Meadows) Netherton. On November 8, 1969, Larry married the love of his life, Norma Rush; they shared 52 wonderful years of marriage together.
Larry graduated from Tipton High School. After high school he proudly joined the United States Army, Airborne Division. He served in Vietnam during wartime earning his marksmanship badge as a sharpshooter, a National Defense Service Medal, Volunteer Service Medal, and the Vietnam Campaign Medal w/Device. Larry was also a Purple Heart recipient. Once out of the service, he returned to Tipton and began working for Chrysler. He also proudly served his community as a Tipton County Police Officer. He and his wife, Norma owned their own construction business called Rusty Nail Construction.
Larry was a member of the Mid America Thrashers & Antiques for many years. He enjoyed fishing, collecting coins, going to gun shows, and would spend many hours woodworking. One of his favorite pastimes was building hotrods with his late father-in-law, Reid Rush. They were so proud of everything they built together, and boy, were they fast!
Those who knew him well knew what a jokester he was. He truly enjoyed making others laugh. He was a dedicated family man that cared deeply for his family. He will be greatly missed.
Those left to carry on Larry’s legacy of love are his wife, Norma Netherton; his children, Larry Reid (Amy) Netherton and Christine Ree (Kent) Pickering; grandchildren, Savana Pickering, Jesse (Charity) Pickering, Callie Lang, Trenton Lang; great grandson, Jesse Pickering Jr.; siblings, Terry Netherton, Debra Bess, Darlene Bess; and a several nieces and nephews.
He was welcomed into Heaven by his parents, Ambrose & Ruby Netherton; grandson, Christopher Netherton; three brothers and six sisters.
Private services will be held.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Larry's honor can be made to two organizations that were close to his heart: Wounded Warriors Project or Disabled American Veterans. The links to donate can be found below.
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