Larry W. Kirkpatrick

March 17, 1940 - April 27, 2021
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Larry Wayne Kirkpatrick, 81, of New Philadelphia, passed away Tuesday, April 27, 2021 in Community Hospice House at New Philadelphia following a period of declining health.

A son of the late Brian and Lynne (Gregg) Kirkpatrick, Larry was born March 17, 1940 at Holloway, Ohio.

Larry graduated from Flushing High Sc…

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Larry Wayne Kirkpatrick, 81, of New Philadelphia, passed away Tuesday, April 27, 2021 in Community Hospice House at New Philadelphia following a period of declining health.

A son of the late Brian and Lynne (Gregg) Kirkpatrick, Larry was born March 17, 1940 at Holloway, Ohio.

Larry graduated from Flushing High School in 1958.  On January 29, 1964, he married the former Arlene Thomas and the couple raised two sons, Larry and Gary.

He served as the minister of Word of Life Church at Leesville and later at Dover for nearly 40 years.  Larry was also the co-owner and operator of Kirkpatrick Advertising for 29 years until he retired in 2016.

He is survived by his wife, Arlene Kirkpatrick; his sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Brenda Kirkpatrick of Galloway, Ohio and Gary and Amy Kirkpatrick of Lebanon, Connecticut; his grandchildren, Ryan and Kelsey Kirkpatrick both of Columbus, Ohio, Gregg Kirkpatrick of Lebanon, Connecticut and Grace Kirkpatrick of New York, New York.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Beatrice Patraca and three brothers, Bud, Ronnie and Daryl Kirkpatrick.

In keeping with Larry’s wishes, cremation will take place and the family will greet guests during a memorial visitation on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Geib Funeral Center at Dover, Ohio.

Contributions may be made in Larry’s memory to Greater Dover New Philadelphia Food Pantry, 420 W. Third Street, Dover, OH 44622.


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Date: Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Time: 4:00 pm

End Time: 6:00 pm

Geib Funeral Center at Dover


5600 N Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH, 44622

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Born: March 17, 1940
Died: April 27, 2021

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On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.


Bonnie Ferguson Howell posted on 5/6/21

Through the years I have often thought about Pastor Larry and Arlene. Loved going to Leesville to listen to them. They said a lot of prayers for me and my first born son. So very sorry for the families loss. Sending the Kirkpatrick Family my deepest Sympathies, Hugs and Prayers during this trying time. Heaven gained a man of God! God Bless You all!!


Jeremie Arthur posted on 5/5/21

Gary, We are very sorry for your loss. Kate and I will keep your entire family in our prayers and we hope that the memories shared with your father will help you through this difficult time. God Bless.


Andrew Gillespy posted on 5/5/21

So sorry for your the families loss. You are in my family prayers.


Eddie Cardona posted on 5/4/21

My sincerest condolences to the family. Pray that the Lord would comfort and strengthen you. Your loss is Heaven’s gain. I am certain that Pastor Larry heard these words, His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’ Matthew 25:21 (NKJV)


Michele & Curt Solarek posted on 5/4/21

Our deepest sympathies to the Kirkpatrick family. May your memories help you get through this difficult time.


Sean Connolly posted on 5/4/21

Gary, So sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you and your family and keeping you all in our prayers. v/r Sean


Charles Sampieri posted on 5/4/21

Gary and family. The Sampieri’s offer our condolences. In tribute, rather than mourning their death, we remember and honor their life!


Cari (Smith) Ruble posted on 5/3/21

Arlene - So sorry to hear about Larry! I'm grateful to you both for all the good seed you have sown into many lives - mine included! The start of our faith walk began all those years ago with you and Larry! Love you!


Kenny Shaw posted on 5/1/21

I think back to high school and basketball. You were a great friend. Rest in peace, Gods blessings on your family.


Everett and Jean Lewis Murral posted on 5/1/21

Arlene, so sorry for your lose, have thought of you and wondered where you were. Sounds as though you all had a good full life for the Lord. Know you have alot of good memories to look back on and get comfort from them.


Mary Kohler posted on 5/1/21

Arlene, Sorry for your loss.


Joyce Hoefs posted on 4/30/21

I am so sorry for your huge loss. I know a bit about grief having lost a son as well as other family is a painful road. May God comfort you in knowing we will see Larry again. Gosh he was a special person. You are in my thoughts and prayers.


Joyce Hoefs posted on 4/30/21

Oh my dearest friend and are certainly going to be missed. I have a theme song that I once played for Larry. The song is simply called "Thank You" and some of the words are "Thank you for giving to the Lord for I have a life that was changed." Thank you Lord for putting Larry in my life. Rest in peace Larry and wear that crown you so well deserve.


Valorie Hren posted on 4/30/21

Arlene and family ,i am so sorry to hear of Pastor Larrys passing ,love and prayers . Valorie Hren.


Meese posted on 4/30/21

So for your loss. Was a very special man. Greatful to have known him and have had the opportunity to listen to the message God gave him to teach. Prayers & thanksgiving for peace. The Meese's: Larry, Holly, Cody (Taylor), and Taylor Rose.


David fitzgerald posted on 4/30/21

A long time friend,and many many memories of my good friend Larry,we were in same grade in flushing,Arlene my deepest condolences for you and family,I’m on FB if your sons want to talk to me.


Lois Anno posted on 4/30/21

Sorry to hear about Larry. Family has my sympathy.