Larry Priddy Sr.


Larry Dixon Priddy Sr., 72, of Hartsville, passed away Wednesday November 23, 2016, at his home.

Larry was born September 21, 1944, in Columbus, the son of Fred and Stella Mae Dixon Priddy.

He married Lana Bennett on November 21, 1981.

Larry retired in 2001 from Reliance Electric after 37-and-a-half years of service and was an avid hunter, loved to fish and being outside working on his yard. He was a member of the Moose Lodge #398, American Legion Post 24 and the Eagles Lodge #741. Larry also loved to spend time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday, December 2, 2016, at the Jewell–Rittman Family Funeral Home with the Rev. Jesse Tays Jr. officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, December 1, and one hour prior to the service Friday. Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.

Survivors include sons, Kevin Allen Priddy of Columbus, Larry Dixon (Rita) Priddy Jr. of Bloomfield, Indiana, and Jesse Earl (Kimberly Ford) Priddy of Hartsville; daughter, Lora Kay (Matt) Beis of Bradenton, Florida; a step-daughter, Nicole Lynn Asher of Columbus; grandchildren, Shakara Rae (Brandon) Graber, Brittany Ann (Stewart) Osmon, Auston Tyler Priddy, Jayden Tyler Priddy, Alana Mae Priddy and Harley Marie Asher; great-grandchildren, Isabella Mae Graber, Layla Ann Osmon and Gavin Isaiah Asher; sisters, Inita Sue Smith of Columbus, Mary Louise “Mick” Staggs of Columbus and Judy Carol (Roger) Preston of Elizabethtown.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Lana; a brother, Freddie Priddy; brothers-in-law, Larry Smith and Harold Staggs; and a nephew, Dennis Staggs.

You are invited to view his video tribute after 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the internet.