Larry Joe Cameron of Pattonsburg, MO passed away peacefully at his home on October 14, 2020, after losing his battle with cancer at the age of 82 years.
He was born on September 20, 1938 in Pattonsburg, Missouri to Joseph Emery and Lois Mae (Gardner) Cameron.
He Graduated from Pattonsburg High School in 1956 after also attending Fountain Bleau as a young boy.
Larry enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1956 and served on active duty for 26 years, retiring in May of 1982, having attained the rank of Chief Master Sergeant. Following training in Texas he served in Air Force units in Ohio, where he played the trombone for the United States Air Force band, Alaska, Arkansas, Nebraska, Korea and Texas.
On January 18, 1956 Larry married Nancy Sue Watson of Pattonsburg at the Heath United Methodist Church in Pattonsburg, Missouri. To this union three children were born, Suzi, Steve and Shelly. He was a loving, kind and gentle father.
On March 25, 1978 he was married to Sally Jean Kerstetter of Corry, Pennsylvania, at the Randolph Air Force Base Chapel in Texas. After retirement they lived in Texas until they moved to Pattonsburg in 1992. Larry was a loving and devoted care giver to his wife during her lengthy illness. He was by her side, throughout many months, to the end of her life.
Larry had been a long time member of the Heath United Methodist Church where he served as treasurer and taught Sunday school for many years.
Larry had many talents. He was an avid fisherman, having fished all over Texas including the Gulf of Mexico, Lake Amistad, Choke Canyon and Canyon Lake. He also fished in Alaska, Florida and Pennsylvania. He enjoyed gardening and home improvement projects as well. He was also an accomplished piano and trombone player.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Sally; his parents, Joseph and Lois; his stepmother, Dolores Gardner Cameron and his father and mother-in-law, Roy and Edith Kerstetter.
He is survived by his daughter, Karinda Sue (Chris) Poore, Buxted, England; son, Steven Scott Cameron, Kerrville, Texas; daughter, Shelly June Cameron, Pattonsburg, Missouri; grandchildren, Blake Joseph (Stephanie) Burns, Uckfield, England, Megan Poore, Seattle, Washington and Noah Joseph Cameron, Pattonsburg, Missouri; great grandchildren Callum and Charlie Shoebridge and Taylor Joseph Burns, Uckfield, England; brother, Don (Betty) Cameron, Pattonsburg, Missouri and sister, Karen (Dale) Kuykendall Frazier, Weatherby, Missouri, and many nieces and nephews.
Larry will sorely missed by numerous relatives and friends.
Larry has been cremated under the direction of Roberson Funeral Home, Pattonsburg, MO.
A Joint Memorial Service with Military Rites will be held for Larry and Sally Cameron at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, October 24 at Roberson Funeral Home, Pattonsburg, MO. The family will receive friends from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home where social distancing will be observed and masks are recommended. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Heath United Methodist Church and/or the American Lung Cancer Association in care of Roberson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 152, Pattonsburg, MO 64670. Online condolences may be left at www.robersonfuneralhome.com.