Robert "Bob" Clark Large
Published: Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Robert 'Bob' Clark Large, born November 18, 1935, a native of Cosby, TN, passed away on Friday January 31, 2014, with his family by his side. Bob moved to Maryville after selling his family business "Large's Grocery," where he was very well-known and respected by the whole community. He was known for having one of the cleanest stores in town. He joined the United States Air Force in 1950 and served in the Military Police until 1954. After retiring he became an avid walker, walking up to five miles per day. He loved keeping in shape and would love to walk in the mall when weather did not permit him to walk outdoors. He attended Maryville-Alcoa Church of God until his health declined.He was peceded in death by his parents Scott and Clara Large, his first wife Martha Jane Shults Large, second wife Brenda Baxter Large, his brothers: Edsel and Paul Large, and sister Ruth Large Hall. He will be lovingly remembered as a great husband, father, step-father and grandfather.Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 25 years Janice Pryor Large, his daughters and sons-in-law, Robin and Trent Frazier of Newport and Mitzi and Rick Stinson of Maryville; his step-children Connie Ricker, Kellie, Kathy and Jeff Pryor; his granddaughters Lindsey (Nathan) Seymour and Gracie Pryor; his great-grandson Jadon Sands. Also surviving are his brother and sister-in-law Don and Ella Mae Large of Newport, his mother- and father-in-law Kathleen and Ashley Valentine; his sister- and brothers-in-law Joan, Clive and Lynn Valentine and many nieces and nephews. Per Bobís request his body was donated to "Restore Life" in hopes of helping researchers find a cure for Alzheimerís. A celebration of his life is planned for Saturday, February 8, 2014, at Newport Church of God, 407 Old Knoxville Hwy, Newport TN. Receiving of friends will be from 12:00-1:00 p.m. and service to follow led by Reverend Leon Large.In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Alzheimerís Association, 200 Prosperity Dr., Knoxville, TN 37923. 1-865-200-6688.The family would like to send out a special "Thank you" to the UT Hospice team for their kindness, encouragement and love, not only to Bob, but to the whole family. The entire family would also like to say a very special "Thank you" to Sue Tracey for her dedication to Bob and her willingness to be here in our time of need.
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