Larry William Painter

Larry William Painter, 83, of Sweet Home passed away Saturday.

He was born May 20, 1938, in Lebanon to Quay Arthur and Lizzy Vanza (Cooper) Painter.

Larry served in the United States Air Force from 1957 to 1961 as an Airman First Class. He was based in Texas and then Florida until 1959 when he went to Korea. He was discharged at Kirkland Air Force Base in New Mexico in August of 1961. He received the Good Conduct Medal.

Larry was a member of the American Legion Post 133.

He lived in Sweet Home until 1956, when he went to Cloverdale for work. He returned to Sweet Home until 1971, when he went to Coos Bay for work. He moved back to Sweet Home in 1972 and lived there until his death.

Larry was a logger and heavy equipment operator.

He enjoyed fishing, gardening, hunting, collecting rocks and coins.

Larry is survived by cousins Virginia Powell Strickler, Lori Strickler O’Brien and Leonard Demorris, Jerohn Coleman, Loretta Cooper Dixon and her husband Art, Ray Cooper Jr. and his wife Wilma, all of Sweet Home, John Strickler and his wife Nancy of Washington, James Strickler and his wife Kathleen of Georgia, Mary Baxter Walker of Portland, Lance Baxter of Portland, Debbie Parker Green, Richard Silverman and his wife Traci of Portland, Terry Silverman and his wife of Arizona; nieces, nephews and third cousins.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy May Painter in 1996; brother Melvin Kenneth Painter in 1992; mother Lizzie Cooper Painter Pannel in 1998; father Quay Painter in 1958; and cousins Beverly Powell Baxter Schafer, Barbra Powell Parker, and Grace Cooper-Miller-Westbrook; and Ryan LeRoy Rowe.

Inurnment with military honors will be held in April.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.