Ronald R. Large, 80, of Owaneco passed away peacefully at 3:30p.m. on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 in his home with his family by his side. He was born on August 20, 1937 to Rodell and M. Hazel (Still) Large. Ron graduated from Taylorville High School in 1956 and received a Bachelor of Science degree from Millikin University in 1960. He married K. Maxine Campbell in 1958 at the First Baptist Church in Taylorville.
Ron worked as an accountant for Gene Kennedy Construction for 22 years. In addition, he farmed for over 50 years until retiring in 2012. He loved farming, old Western TV shows, and sports, especially St. Louis Cardinals baseball. He was known for his dry-wit and sense of humor. Ron served as treasurer, Deacon, and taught Sunday school classes at First Baptist Church in Taylorville for many years. In 2013 he became a member of 1st Baptist Church in Pana.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years: Maxine Large of Owaneco; sons: Michael Large (Kiersten) of Riverton, and Mark Large (Carol) of Tinley Park; daughter: Julie Blue of Owaneco; sister: Charlotte Manfredo of Springfield; grandchildren: Mallory Hall (Tom) of Orland Park, Brian Large of Tinley Park, MacKenzie Large of Tinley Park, Isaac Blue (Jenna) of LaPorte, Indiana, Matt Blue (Melynda) of Normal; great grandchild: Jordan Ronald Hall of Orland Park; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister: Geraldine Heberling; and a baby brother: Meredith Lynn.
Visitation for Ron will be held on Sunday, July 15, 2018 from 2 until 4p.m. at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville. The funeral service will take place at 10:00a.m. on Monday at McClure Funeral Home with Rev. Nat Kealen officiating. Burial will take place at the Owaneco Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Pana.
McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.
Memories of Ron, or condolences to his family, may be left online at www.mcclurefunerahome.com