Lawrence ‘Larry’ R. Hervey
A memorial service for Lawrence “Larry” R. Hervey, 89, of Newton will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday, July 6, 2012, at the Wallace Family Funeral Home in Newton. The family will greet friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 5, at the funeral home. Memorials to the American Legion Post 111 or the Iowa Veteran’s Home Hospice may be left at the Wallace Family Funeral Home.
Larry, the son of Samuel R. and Daisy D. (Haines) Hervey, was born April 22, 1923 in Brooklyn, Iowa. At an early age, his family moved to Newton, Iowa, where he lived out his life. Larry served his country in the United States Army as a drill sergeant and artillery expert in World War II. He owned and operated a gravel truck for several years. After that, he worked as a dock foreman for Western Transportation Co. for 27 years, until the company closed. He then drove the Book Mobile for the Newton Library for seven years before retiring. Larry was united in marriage with Sharron Hawkins in Omaha, Neb., in 2005. A kind and gentle man was called to Heaven on July 2, 2012, at the Iowa Veteran’s Home in Marshalltown, Iowa.
He will be greatly missed by those left to honor him: his wife, Sharron Hervey of Newton; daughter, Jann (Pete) Smith of Colfax; son, Terry Hervey of Newton; five step-children, Charlie Hawkins, JR Hawkins and Sherri Smith, all of Newton, Pat Versteegh of Des Moines and Larry (Claire) Versteegh of Ashville, N.C.; his five grandchildren, Pete Smith and Mandy Cox of Colfax, Kris Hervey of Newton, Jeni Hervey of Des Moines, Tyson Griffith of Newton and a special granddaughter, Danelle Brown of Newton; three great-grandchildren, Jessica Cox of Colfax, Silis Hervey of Mason City and Shyna Redeen of Des Moines; his niece, Pat (Cecil) Greiman of Des Moines; and nephew, Larry (Jeannie) Roush of Pensacola, Fla.
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