Larry A. Criswell

January 04, 1941 - November 21, 2019

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Sunday, November 24, 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel

Monday, November 25, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel


Monday, November 25, 11:00 AM
Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel


Larry A. Criswell, 78, of Wolcottville died Thursday, November 21, 2019, at his residence.

He was born January 4, 1941, in Kendallville to Allen and Vera (Ackerman) Criswell.

He honorably served in the U.S. Air Force.

Mr. Criswell retired from Supreme Trucking in Goshen. He was a member of Rome City American Legion Post 381.

Larry enjoyed fishing, NASCAR, working in the garden, and spending time with his family. He will be remembered as one of the most stubborn, but good-hearted men around.

Surviving are a daughter, Becky (Philip) DeCamp of LaGrange; two sons, Larry (Teresa) Criswell of Rome City and Timmy Criswell of Wolcottville; three nephews he raised, Jerry (Deloris) Fugate of Rome City, Curt Fugate of Wolcottville; and Mark Fugate of Rome City; 21 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; ten brothers, Louis, Dean, Richard, Tom, Art, Fred, Mike, Jay, Garmin, and Paul; three sisters, Bonnie, Barb, and Hazel ; and a nephew he raised, Danny Fugate.

Funeral services will be Monday, November 25, 2019, at noon at Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel, State Road 9 North, Wolcottville with Pastor Wade Sturdivant officiating. Burial will be in Orange Cemetery, Rome City.

Honor guard service will be provided by the Veterans Honor Guard and active duty members of the U.S. Air Force.

Calling is Sunday, November 24, 2019, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service on Monday

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Shanie Stout
December 30th, 2019 4:32am
New Smyrna Beach

I was am so sorry to hear of Uncle Larry's passing. I have fond memories of him growing up and my Dad (Randy) loved him dearly. Last time I was home visiting my Dad, Larry came over to exchange vegetables with my Dad. :) We all had a great talk.... I feel so fortunate to have that opportunity to be with both of them that day. Our fathers were definitely "one of a kind" with a strong, loving spirit. I'm thinking of you and your family.

Teresa R Criswell
November 28th, 2019 4:17pm
Rome City

Happy Thanksgiving Big Larry! I love and miss you dearly! You'll always be in my heart and prayers. I promise to eat a plate for you!

Angel Williams
November 24th, 2019 7:00pm
Rome City, IN

My thoughts and prayers are with you all! May God give you peace in your time of loss.

Lynn Criswell Johnson
November 24th, 2019 10:21am

Rest in Peace Uncle Larry! I am sure Randy was there to greet you along with the rest of the family❤

ralph ferrier
November 24th, 2019 4:06am

may you rest in peace my friend.

Jody Wallen
November 24th, 2019 3:01am

Sorry for your loss

amanda herendeen
November 24th, 2019 1:03am

so sorry for your loss

Pamela Sue Arguello
November 23rd, 2019 10:41pm

I'm honored to have known him. Fly high Larry .

Tom and Jane Hulen
November 23rd, 2019 10:18pm

To all of Larry's family - we are so very sorry for your loss - know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you - God be with you,

Annette Simmons
November 23rd, 2019 8:20am
New Castle, IN

Larry, Becky, Timmy, Jerry, Curt, and Mark, I am so sorry for your loss. 🙏🙏🙏

Kristan DeCamp
November 22nd, 2019 10:35pm

You're missed so much papaw!!! I love you!!! Fly high beautiful angel!!! R.I.P ❤

Larry Dale Hudson
November 22nd, 2019 6:46pm
Wolcottville, Indiana

Great friend ! Rest In Peace Larry and Teresa sorry for your loss prayers to both of you and all family 🙏🙏

Carol Keck Elkins
November 22nd, 2019 6:23pm
Stroh, IN

Larry and Teresa I love u both very much and I'm so sorry about your. Dad Larry ..he was a great guy..ill be saying a special pray for your family tonight..luv u guys