Col. Larry Ralph Kearns, USAF (Ret.)

The Telegraph (Macon) - - Obituaries -

June 10, 1944 - Novem­ber 8, 2018

WARNER ROBINS, GE­OR­GIA- Colonel Larry Ralph Kearns, 74, left this life to join his Heav­enly Fa­ther the­morn­ing of Novem­ber 8, 2018. He­was born June 10, 1944 in Lin­coln, Ne­braska to the late Ralph E. and Winifred Bloss Kearns. Af­ter ex­ten­sive trav­el­with his dad, whowas in the Army, he grad­u­ated from high school in San An­to­nio, Texas. Upon grad­u­a­tion from Bay­lor Univer­sity, Waco, Texas in Jan­uary 1967, he was com­mis­sioned as a 2nd Lieu­tenant into the United States Air Force. He and his fam­ily en­joyed the many places they trav­eled. Dur­ing his il­lus­tri­ous ca­reer, he­was as­signed to eight state­side bases and served tours in Spain and Korea. He re­tired in 1994 af­ter 27 years of ded­i­cated ser­vice to his coun­try.

Larry was a lov­ing and de­voted hus­band, fa­ther, grand­fa­ther, and great­grand­fa­ther. He was aman with a big heart al­ways think­ing of oth­ers and known for his dry sense of hu­mor and quick wit. Not only did he have a quiet strength, but­was also a great lis­tener, en­cour­ager, writer, pho­tog­ra­pher, an­i­mal lover, and world trav­eler. As an ac­tive mem­ber of Cen­tral Bap­tist Church, he en­joyed ev­ery­thing fromhis Life Group to help­ing with Up­ward Sports. Larry was very soft spo­ken, but when he spoke, you lis­tened.

His me­mory will for­ever be trea­sured by his lov­ing wife of 53 years, Rose­mary O’Neal Kearns of Hat­ties­burg, Mis­sis­sppi; his two daugh­ters, Natalie Bohlken (Joel) of Palmer, Ne­braska, and Mar­cia Ellsworth (Brad) of Plano, Texas; and seven grand­chil­dren, Megan Chris­tensen (Rich), Dustin Gerdes, Stacy Bohlken, Marie Bohlken, and Nathan, Brae­lyn, and Brax­ton Ellsworth; and great-grand­daugh­ter, Ad­di­son Chris­tensen.

Vis­i­ta­tion will be Mon­day, Novem­ber 12, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. un­til 8:00 p.m. at McCul­lough Fu­neral Home. A fu­neral ser­vice will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tues­day, Novem­ber 13, 2018 in the chapel of McCul­lough Fu­neral Home. Af­ter­wards, Mr. Kearns will be laid to rest in An­der­son­ville Na­tional Ceme­tery.

In lieu of flow­ers, the fam­ily re­spect­fully sug­gests me­mo­rial do­na­tions be given in me­mory of Mr. Kearns to Cen­tral Bap­tist Church Build­ing Fund, 1120 Lake Joy Road, Warner Robins, Ge­or­gia 31088 or St. Jude’s Chil­dren’s Re­search Hos­pi­tal, 501 St. Jude Place, Mem­phis, Ten­nessee 38105.

Go to www.mc­cul­loughfh.com to sign the On­line Registry for the fam­ily. McCul­lough Fu­neral Home and Cre­ma­tory has the priv­i­lege of be­ing en­trusted with Mr. Kearns’ ar­range­ments.

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