Larry D. Ficklin, age 75 of Greenville, passed away Thursday, March 28, 2019 at Highland Healthcare Center in Highland, Illinois.
A celebration of life service will be held 6:00 p.m. Saturday, April 6, 2019 at the First Christian Church in Greenville with Darryl Bolen and Dee Armes officiating. Visitation from 3:00 p.m. until service time at the church. In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Christian Church or Bond County Hospice available at the church or the Donnell – Wiegand Funeral Home.
Larry, the son of Julius and Grace Kline Ficklin, was born January 3, 1944 in Petersburg, Indiana. Larry grew up in Petersburg, attended the locals schools and graduated from Petersburg High School with the class of 1962 and subsequently attended Greenville College. He entered the work force in 1965 working for Roadway Express in Indianapolis, Indiana. Larry then worked for Peterson Spring Factory in Greenville, Reymond Willman Elevator in Greenville, Kaiser Chemical in Livingston, Illinois and later sold Ford cars at Taylor Derrick Ford in Greenville and Tri Ford in Highland, Illinois.
Larry was united in marriage to Nancy (Litzenberg) Flachsbart. They later divorced and she survives in Highland, Illinois. Larry and Dina Carter were married in 1994. They have enjoyed many years together.
Larry is survived by his wife and daughter Sheri Sussenbach of Greenville and husband Larry and step-son Christopher Atchley of Collinsville, Illinois and fiancé Melissa. Loving grandfather to: Jordyn Sussenbach and fiancé Tyler of Greenville, Tanner Sussenbach of Greenville, Brooklyn Atchley of Collinsville. Also surviving are brothers: Marvin Ficklin and wife Rebecca of Clarksville, Tennessee, Fred Ficklin of Indianapolis, Indiana, Jerry Ficklin and wife Judy of Shepherdstown, West Virginia and sister Martha June Goad and husband Curt of Indianapolis, Indiana.
Preceded in death by his parents, sisters: Adele Ficklin, Maybelle Ficklin and Pansy Richardson Saunders along with a brother Claude Ficklin and sister-in-law Anita Ficklin.