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Larry Paul Gwin

March 17, 1953 January 6, 2023
Larry Paul Gwin
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Obituary for Larry Paul Gwin

Larry Gwin, age 69, of Golconda, Il passed away on January 6, 2023, at Baptist Health in Paducah, KY.


Larry Paul Gwin was born in Dumas, Arkansas on March 17, 1953 to Ellis and Iona Gwin. From the time he was 16 years old he worked on the river on a towboat. He ended his career being a Master Pilot. While working on the boat, he met the love of his life, Brenda. Brenda was a cook on Larry’s boat. Larry and Brenda married on September 25, 1999 and settled in Golconda, where he’s called home for the last 23 years. He was proud to be Chief of the Golconda Fire Dept. Larry never met a stranger and he loved to talk. Some of his favorite things to talk about were his grandkids and great grandkids, who called him Grampy, and his cats.


Larry is survived by his loving wife Brenda Gwin, children: Lesia and John Burns, Mollie and Chubby Donley, Chuck and Lyca Flynn, Carla and Chris Stacks, Mathew and Brandi Gwin, grandchildren: Jesse Burns, Lacy and Brandon Broadway, Jamie Burns, Quentin and Brooke Donley, Kendra and Eric Free, Kaylea and Benny VanWyhe, Kelsie and Cody Briggs, Charlotte Flynn and Liam Flynn, Noah Gwin, Samantha Chisum, Caitlyn Hallett, and Cobi Hallett, great grandchildren: Maggie and Charlie Broadway, Jessa Burns, Lucas and Karley Free, Ellie and Leo Briggs, Piper Donley, Jameson and Cooper VanWyhe, Scarlett Philyaw; siblings, Ricky (Vanessa) Gwin, Patsy Cullum, Brenda White, Randy Gwin. 


Funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on January 10, 2023, at Aly Funeral Home in Eddyville, IL. Bro. Kevin Richerson will conduct the service. Burial will follow at Lavender Cemetery. Visitation will be January 10, 2023 from noon until time of service at the funeral home.


Memorials may be made to: Golconda Fire Department, PO Box 545, Golconda, IL 62938 or M*A*S*H 62938, PO Box 673, Golconda, IL 62938.


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Visitation

Tuesday

10

Jan

12:00 PM 1/10/2023 12:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 1/10/2023 2:00:00 PM
Aly Funeral Home - Eddyville

1099 State HWY 145N
Eddyville, IL 62928

Aly Funeral Home - Eddyville
1099 State HWY 145N Eddyville 62928 IL
United States

Service

Tuesday

10

Jan

2:00 PM 1/10/2023 2:00:00 PM
Aly Funeral Home - Eddyville

1099 State HWY 145N
Eddyville, IL 62928

Aly Funeral Home - Eddyville
1099 State HWY 145N Eddyville 62928 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Lavender Cemetery Final Resting Place

Rt 34
Herod, IL 62947

Rt 34 Herod 62947 IL
United States
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