Funeral services for Larry Blade will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 21, 2014, at First Community Church, 4381 Walnut Street, Buckeye Lake, with Pastor Kevin Blade presiding. Interment will follow at Fairmount Cemetery. The family will receive friends and acquaintances 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Brucker- Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N 21st Street, Newark.
Larry, age 50, went to be with his Lord on November 17, 2014, at Mt. Carmel East, Columbus. He was born February 12, 1964, in Newark, the son of Frederick and Maxine (Reynolds) Blade. He was a 1982 graduate of Lakewood High School. He would marry the love of his life Maggie T.L. Burkart on June 20, 1998, (Larry would always say that Maggie’s initials M.T.L.B. meant:”married to Larry Blade.”) Larry was employed with McKee Door Sales. He was saved by the Gospel of Jesus Christ on November 30, 1997, and was an active member of First Community Church of Buckeye Lake. His activities included church trustee, managing the sound system and was a Spiritual Life Committee member. Larry was a coach with the Lakewood Youth Baseball league for whom his son played. Larry loved playing baseball and was good at it. His son inherited Larry’s love of the game. Larry is remembered by his wife as “the love of my life.” His son and daughter always enjoyed the times spent with their Dad watching OSU football games. He is remembered by his brothers as a brother to everyone he would meet and despite a body racked with pain he never had a bad day. He was always seen wearing a hat and a smile.
Larry is survived by his loving wife of 16 years, Maggie Blade of Hebron; children, Jordan Mackenzie and Noah Daniel Blade; brothers, Pastor Kevin (Charlotte) Blade of Buckeye Lake and Jerry (Tammi) Blade of Jacksontown: brother-in-law, Rich (Shelly) Burkart; parentsin law, Jerry and Geneva Burkart; nieces and nephews, Stacy (Adam) Hitts, Kristen (Nick) Klingerman, Corey and Chelsey Blade, Emily and Evan Burkart; three great nephews, Ethan Hitts, Austin Klingerman and Miles Blade; close friends, including Coach John Woolard, Kyle Cooperrider, and Shelby and Josh Wells whom he loved like his own children.
His parents preceded Larry in death.
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