Lawrence Joseph Forck, Sr., of Chillicothe, Mo., died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at his home in Chillicothe.

Lawrence Forck, Sr., was born Sept. 7, 1931, in Jefferson City, Mo., the son of Lawrence Emil Forck and Anotia Catherine Evers Forck. He was a graduate of Westphalia High School, Westphalia, Mo.

Lawrence married Mary Frances Bloss on Oct.6, 1951. She preceded him in death on Nov. 6, 2002.

He worked as a route driver for Hostess Baking Company, and after retirement, worked for Hy-Vee in Chillicothe.

Larry was a member of the First Christian Church in Chillicothe, and in his younger years, was in the church softball league. He enjoyed bowling and he was very active in the Little Theater in Chillicothe, where he built many sets, was a property manager, and even directed some productions.

He is survived by a son, Lawrence Forck, Jr., and wife, Linda, of Chillicothe; two daughters, Cheryl Wood and husband, Jerry, of Chillicothe, and Jean Lanahan and husband, Joe, of Lee's Summit, Mo.; five grandchildren: Daniel Forck, Melody Munson, Julie Forck, Larissa Forck, and Ryan Ellis; eight great grandchildren; and a sister, Norma Driskill, of Hazelwood, Mo.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Mary.

There has been a cremation.

Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church.

Memorials services were held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at the First Christian Church, with Rev. Scott McNay officiating the service.

The musical selections were "Just a Closer Walk," "Holy, Holy, Holy," and "Amazing Grace."

There was a private burial.

Arrangements are under the direction of Heritage Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Mo.