Larry L. Holcomb, 82, of New Castle, passed away early on the morning of Sunday, August 14, 2022 at Stonebrooke Rehabilitation Center, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on April 6, 1940, in Mooreland, IN, a son of the late Robert Glen and Bernetha (Houser) Holcomb.

Larry attended Mooreland schools and graduated from Mooreland High School in 1958. He served his country in the United States Army from 1959 to 1962. Larry married Linda Shortridge on October 12, 1963. Together they enjoyed going to flea markets and tractor shows. Larry worked for Westinghouse from 1962 until his retirement in 1998. He also enjoyed farming, working on International Farmall tractors and collecting wrenches. He also loved spending time with his family and playing games with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Those left to cherish his memory include a son, Brad Holcomb (Leah Bell) of New Castle; grandchildren, Justin Holcomb of Henderson, NV, Jacob Holcomb of Greenfield, Brian (wife: Kassi) Holcomb of Princeton, and Megan Holcomb of Mt. Carmel, IL; great-grandchildren, Ava and Madison Holcomb; daughter-in-law, Mary Holcomb of Mt. Carmel, IL; sisters, Norma Crandall and Dorothy Pope and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Larry was preceded in death by his loving wife, Linda Shortridge Holcomb; a son, Brent Holcomb; brothers, Robert “Bud”, Elden, Richard, and infant brother, Harold Holcomb; sisters, Betty Fleming, Helen Gossage and Mary Lou Cartwright.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm, Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at Sproles Family Funeral Home with nephew, Ned Holcomb officiating. Burial will follow at South Mound Cemetery in New Castle.

Friends may call from 11 – 1 pm prior to the service at the funeral home.

You may watch Larry’s funeral service live beginning at 12:55 pm on Wednesday.
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