Vernon G. Large

November 30, 2012

Vernon G. Large 73, a former Frankfort resident, died November 30, 2012 at his home in North Vernon. He was born February 26, 1939 in Frankfort, IN to John L & Dorothy K. (Darter) Large Jr. He married Charlotte Mitchell on November 24, 1960 and she survives. Mr. Large attended Frankfort Schools. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he served from February 27, 1956-January 21, 1960. He had lived in Frankfort, Columbus, Ohio and North Vernon. Mr. Large worked for INS Investigation as a fire investigator for 25 years, retiring in 2002. He was also a Clinton County Sheriff’s Deputy. He attended the First Church of the Nazarene, Living Word and was a member of the Clinton Masonic Lodge.

Visitation and Services

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Visitation will be Monday, December 3, 2012 from 4-6 p.m. at the funeral home. Cremation will follow the service.

Survived by:

Wife: Charlotte Large of North Vernon 2 Sons: David (Terri) Large of Troy, NC and George (Linda) Large of Frankfort 2 Daughters: Judy Cornett of North Vernon and Sheryl Large of Frankfort 5 Grandchildren: Dessi (David) Dufresne of Matthews, NC, David (Kelli) Large of Matthews, NC, Richard Wallsmith of North Vernon, Amber (Justin) Shirar of Frankfort and Autumn Large of Frankfort 10 Great Grandchildren

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.


19 Condolences for “Vernon G. Large”

  1. Debbie Bray-McDole December 1, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    I am very sorry for your loss and will keep you in my prayers. Judy, I am out of state for the winter and apologize that I can not come and pay my respect to your dad. Know that I am sending a silent hug to all of your family and pray that God will help you thru this tragic time.

    Sincerely, Debbie (Thompson) Bray-McDole

  2. Ruth Miklos December 2, 2012 at 7:42 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. If there is anything that we can do please let us know. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you guys and we are here for you.

  3. Pat Brumbarger December 2, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    George, Linda, Amber and Autumm, I am sorry about your loss and prayers coming your way as you go down this journey in your life. I didn’t know your Dad/ Grandpa but know what it is like to lose a family member. Prayers to all.members of the family

  4. Ted & Elaine KIker December 2, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    We wish to express our sincere sympathy to the entire Large family. We are friends of David and Terri’s and love that family dearly. Hold on to all your good memories of Mr. Large, they will help you through the sad times.

  5. Marty Frye December 2, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    I am very sorry for your families loss, I hadn’t seen Uncle Butch for quite sometime but I still thought of his family often, he was greatly Loved and will be missed, all my Love and Prayers to the family. God Bless

  6. Shirley and Carl Romey December 2, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    Our deepest sympathy to you Charlotte and the rest of the family. May the wonderful God we serve wrap His arms around you and comfort you during these days. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during these difficult days.
    Shirley and Carl Romey

  7. Rhonda Dale December 3, 2012 at 1:39 am

    So sorry for your loss and am praying for you and your family.

  8. Vicki & Charlie Mann December 3, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    So very sorry for your loss. May happy times help to ease the pain, and memories help you through this difficult time. Prayers, God Bless.

  9. Patti Crockett December 3, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    Charlotte and family,
    I was very sorry to hear of your loss. Vernon was a really good guy. I have fond memories of him looking out the window, waiting for me and Sara to arrive for Charlotte to babysit. He always greeted us with a smile, and his laugh was contagious. You were both very kind to me my family.
    I pray for God’s comfort and peace during these difficult times. May you be blessed by all the memories that will be talked about in the next few days and may your family and friends be a blessing to you.

    Love, patti

  10. Didanne & Nina Rice December 3, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    Mom and I’s hearts go out to you George and Linda; as well as to your whole family. We know your hearts are greatly sadden from this loss. May God’s loving arms continue to hold you and comfort you through this time of sorrow. Also know you all will be in our thoughts and prayers. We love you dearly.

    Didanne and Nina Su

  11. Judii K. Hudspith December 3, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    Charlotte dear, I was so saddened to read of Vernon’s passing. My heartfelt sympathy to you and all your family.

    I have such fond memories of both you and Vernon, and the wonderful times shared at church. I know your heart must be breaking. Please know that I am praying for you and your family. Blessings and Love to You and your entire family…..Judii

  12. Jack & Connie Scheid December 4, 2012 at 8:04 am

    Charlotte, our prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Butch was a neat guy and I knew him for many years. I will miss his warming smile. God Bless, In Christ Jack and Connie Scheid (From Florida)

  13. Kim Redington December 4, 2012 at 8:06 am

    Dear Charlotte and family,
    I am so sorry to just read about Vernon. I am thinking about you and sending you much love and prayers.
    Take care and God bless.

  14. Cindy Reeder December 4, 2012 at 10:29 am

    George, Linda, Amber and Autumn, I am sorry to hear about the loss of your dad/grandpa. May God bless you and give you comfort at this difficult time.
    Love, Cindy Reeder

  15. Kimberly (Gibson) Sullivan December 4, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Charlotte and all family,
    My deepest sympathies as you say good bye to Vernon. I value the years I spent as your neighbor on Columbia St. May God give you peace and surround you with loved ones during this difficult time.

  16. Carole Chistine Cook Flynn/Sister December 4, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    Vernon & Charlotte were so gracious & kind while attending Living Word Ministry Center. They donated their time and resources to Frankfort Christian Heritage School. When ever we turned around in the School office there they were with supplies & cameras for the Year Book Class. They were tenderhearted, warm loving Christians that made a difference in people they touched and students of FCHS. Thank you, Vernon, and Charlotte God be with you and the entire family today and in the days to come. Thank you for blessing our lives with yours.

  17. Floyd White December 4, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    The entire Large Family; I can only say that I am going to miss Vernon more than words can express. I loved him like a brother.I cannot remember ALL of the great times that he and I shared,because they are too numerous to remember. Even when he and I would be at a fire loss and were conducting an investigation, we always found some humor somewhere and have a great laugh. He loved to laugh. In the 17 years that I have been blessed to know Vernon, I can honestly say that we never had cross word nor a bitter thought toward each other. The only regret that I have, is that I got my book published last May, and I have an autographed copy for him, but I never had a chance to give it to him. I think he would have enjoyed the humor in the book.
    Freida and I thank ALL of you for the kindness that you all extended to us at Vernon’s wake. You all made us feel welcome and like family. That is a good reflection on Vernon’s character. God bless all of you. If we can do anything for you all, please let us know. Floyd and Freida

  18. Ronnie Tuttle December 5, 2012 at 10:17 am

    I am so very very sorry to learn of Butch’s passing, We grew up and were best friends during our childhood. Over the years we have seen each other on limited basis. The Large family lived across the street from us on W. Paris St. in Frankfort. My wife and I want to pass on to the entire Large family our must heart felt sympathies to Butch and his family. I will miss him and pray for him and you all.

  19. Jenny Harris December 7, 2012 at 11:07 am

    George and Linda,

    So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you at this sad time. Take care.

    Dianne and Nina Rice
    Mike and Jenny Harris

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