Larry R. Partee, age 75, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away at 11:42 P.M. on Thursday, September 18, 2014, at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers in Bryan. Larry was the owner and founder of Partee Flooring in Bryan, where he worked for almost 40 years prior to his retirement. Larry could be best described as a true craftsman- in all he did. In his earlier years, he enjoyed riding ATVs and spending time in the woods. Larry was a member of the Bryan Church of the Nazarene.
Larry was born on October 13, 1938, in Defiance County, Ohio, the son Robert and Mildred (Shough) Partee. He married Priscilla “Pat” Day and she preceded him in death. He later married Sandra K. (Hummel) Smith and she survives. Larry is also survived by his son, Jerry (Teresa) Partee, of Bryan; daughters, Cindy (Van) Casebolt, of Columbus, Ohio, Debbie Hurd, of Perrysburg and Sandy Higginbothum, of Indianapolis; step sons, Mike and Mark Smith, both of Flagger Beach, Florida and Bobby Smith, of Daytona, Florida; 7 grandchildren; a sister, Judy (Paul) Roth, of Fort Wayne and brothers, Randy (Regina) Partee, of Stryker and Keith (Susie) Partee, of Cleveland. He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife, Priscilla “Pat” Partee and brother, Marlin Partee.
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