Larry "Leo" Montgomery, age 58, resident of Ripley Township (Delphi), passed away on Monday evening, October 8, 2012 at Fisher Titus Medical Center, after a brief illness. He was born on January 26, 1954 in Willard. He lived his life in the Delphi and Greenwich area.
He recently worked at R&L Carriers and celebrated his 20 year anniversary working for them in June of 2012. His previous trucking companies include, Buurma Farms, Myers Trucking, K&P Trucking and Sheller Globe. He enjoyed working outside and helping neighbors and friends in any way he could. He thoroughly enjoyed spending time with his family, watching NASCAR and supporting his daughter in powerlifting.
Leo is survived by his mother, Roberta (Dyer) Montgomery; wife, Patricia (Hess) Montgomery; daughter, LeeAnn Montgomery; sister, Denise Claytor; brother, Gary (Kimberly) Montgomery; three brothers-in-law, John Hess, Jerry (Marti) Hess, and Jeff (Peggy) Hess; four sisters-in-law, Sharon (Gary) Eastman, Carol (Dick) Schafer, Cindy (Ron) Carey and Lynda Hess; mother-in-law, June Hess; numerous nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, cousins, family and friends. He had a special place in his heart for his late Uncle Marvin and Aunt Arizona and their family.
He is preceded in death by his father, Rev. Orbin Montgomery; father-in-law, James T. Hess; and brother-in-law, James J. Hess.
Friends may call on Thursday, October 11, 2012 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 9:00 PM at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, where the funeral service will be on Friday, October 12, 2012 at 11:00 AM, with Rev. Ricky Branham officiating. Burial will follow at North Fairfield Cemetery. Online condolences can be left for the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com.