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Larry Allen Motter

January 13, 1939 ~ August 30, 2018 (age 79)

Larry Allen Motter, 79, Springfield, Ohio, passed away on August 30, 2018 surrounded by his family after a 5 month battle with cancer.  Born January 13, 1939 in Piqua, Ohio Larry grew up in Piqua and Troy, graduated from Piqua High School in 1956 and Springfield Business College in 1958. He worked as a banker his entire working life in both Springfield and South Charleston, retiring in 1998.  Larry is survived by his wife of 57 years, Susan (Wiseman) Motter, daughters Lynne Treharne and Julie (Barry) Harshbarger, son Daniel (Marsha) Motter, grandchildren, Heather (Taylor) Maute, Eric (Stephanie) Harshbarger, Adam Treharne, Hayley (Sam Bewley) Motter, Reid Treharne , and Samuel (Alexa Manley) Motter, and 6 great-grandsons: Ajay, Gift, and Neo Maute, and Ross, Luke, and Beau Harshbarger. His surviving siblings are Donald (Joanne) Motter, Dennis (Mary Ann) Motter, Steve Long, and Sandy (Dan) Gurklies.  Larry was preceded in death by his parents Frances Wilde and Herbert Motter, as well as his stepfather Charles Wilde.  Larry was devoted to his family and set a great parenting example for his children and grandchildren to follow. When he was younger, he enjoyed actively participating in many sports. He was an avid golfer until his arthritis kept him from it, but passed the love of the game on to his son, Daniel. His favorite activities included attending the grandchildren’s sporting events and performances, hand making various arts and craft projects—especially for and with his grandchildren, and traveling with Susan to Florida during the winter and so many other beautiful places, especially visiting family. Starting in high school, Larry performed as a professional trumpet player for some local big bands including The Buddy Young Band. The love and support Larry unconditionally gave to his family always served to inspire each one to do their best.  Larry was a member of Risen Christ Lutheran Church in Springfield and also attended Faith Viera Lutheran Church in Viera, Florida. A celebration of his life will be held at RICHARDS, RAFF & DUNBAR MEMORIAL HOME in Springfield, Ohio. Visitation will be 3:00 to 5:00 pm on Monday, September 3, 2018 and the funeral service will be in the Memorial Home Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 10:30 am followed by a graveside service at Clifton-Union Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to Global Outreach Developments International, 401 Center Street, Old Hickory, TN 37138.  Expressions of sympathy may be made at   

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Global Outreach Developments International
401 Center St, Old Hickory TN 37138

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