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Zeedyk, Larry

HICKSVILLE — Larry J. Zeedyk, 69, died Friday October 7, 2011, at his home.

Larry was born April 28, 1942, in Mark Center, Ohio, the son of the late Roger Sr. and Nelly Louise (Brayton) Zeedyk. He was a 1960 graduate of Fairview High School. He received his BBA from Campbell University and his master’s degree from Boston University. On December 28, 1962, he was united in marriage to Brenda Conkey and she survives. Larry served the United States in the Army, retiring as a major after 20 years. He served during the Vietnam War as a member of the 1st Infantry Division and the 5th Infantry Division and was awarded the Purple Heart. He became a member of the Purple Heart Society.

He was a life member of the Farmer American Legion Post 137 and the Sherwood VFW Post 5665. He was an active member of the First Church of Christ, Hicksville, as a Sunday school teacher, a trustee and chairman of the Missions committee. Larry was also a member of the Hicksville Rotary Club and served as one of the directors of the Northwestern Electric Co-Op. Mr. Z retired from teaching at Hicksville High School after 25 years.

Surviving Larry are his wife, Brenda; three sons, Spencer (Melissa) of North Carolina, Derek (Gigi) of Canton, Ohio, and Brian (Diane) of Hicksville, Ohio; two grandsons, Michael (Chelsea) and Brandon; five granddaughters, Danielle, Heather, Hailey, Rebecca (David), Ashley; four brothers, Danny of Sherwood, Roger (Lois), Denver (Jackie) and Zane (Shelly), all of Hicksville; eight sisters, Belva (Rex) Bassett of Mark Center, Brenda (Ron) Wheeler and Gina (Steve) Nye, all of Hicksville, Scarlet (Delmar) Smith and Debra Meyers, all of Bryan, Ohio, Sinda (Bernelle) Sailer of Sherwood, Gala (Alan) Applegate of Florida and Sally (spouse of Loren) Zeedyk of Georgia.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Loren and Emory; and a baby brother.

Funeral services for Larry will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at First Church of Christ, Hicksville, with Pastors Jerold Tear and Steve Evans officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday from 3-9 p.m. at the church. Burial will be in Farmer Cemetery, Farmer, Ohio, with military honors accorded by Farmer American Legion.

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