Larry K. Hampshire, 74, of Sedalia, died Sunday, June 16, 2013, at Four Seasons Living Center. He was born January 22, 1939, the son of Raymond and Mary (Hatfield) Hampshire. Larry and Shirley Frazier were married on July 7, 1963 in Galt, Mo.
Larry was a loving and caring son, husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed every moment he spent with his family and they were the center of his attention. Larry was baptized in the Berry Christian Church at the age of 10. He remained active in his love of the Lord throughout his life.
Larry was active in 4-H and FFA from an early age. He raised and showed his Aberdine Angus at many fairs and shows. Larry became a cattle and crop farmer, as well as working the Frank-o-matic machine for Carnation. His responsibilities included preparing the machine for daily production and overseeing operations.
Larry is survived by his wife, Shirley; two daughters, Lonna Hampshire and Judith Crawford and her husband, Jacob; two sons, George Hampshire and William "Bill" Hampshire; eight grandchildren, Chandra Hendrix, Dakota Hampshire, Jarrod Hampshire, Sarah "Bella" Hampshire, Weston Crawford, Wyatt Crawford, Kristen Hoffman and Uriah Hobbs; two great grandchildren; plus special friends, Michele and Zachary Mann.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents and his daughter, Michelle Sue Hampshire.
In accordance to his wishes, Larry's body was cremated. Larry’s family invites friends to a Celebration of Life Service at 2 p.m., Monday, July 1, 2013, at Antioch Fellowship, 507 W. 24th St., Sedalia, Mo., with Apostle Harvey Miller and Pastor Steve Graff officiating. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. at the church.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m., Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at the Berry Christian Church Cemetery, Galt, Mo., with Rev. Stan Richardson officiating.
Online condolences may be shared with Larry's family at www.EwingSchutteSemlerFH.com.