Larry Smith Koon

KOON, Larry Smith, 75, of New Cumberland, passed away Friday, March 8, 2013.

He was born July 6, 1937, in Brown, WV., a son of the late Guy and Pauline Smith Heater.

Larry was a veteran of the United States Army and a retired millwright from Weirton Steel.

Besides his parents, his wife, Laura Koon, preceded him in death.

Surviving are five sons, Angelo A. (Ginger) Strapazzon III of Langeloth, Pa., Daniel (Vickie) Strapazzon, John (Jeanette) Strapazzon, and Joseph Strapazzon, all of New Cumberland, and Rodney Koon of Chester; 10 grand children; two step-grand children; nine great- grandchildren; a sister, Betty Bickerstaff of Weirton; a brother, Robert Koon of Weirton; a half-sister, Norma Finley of Arkansas; a half-brother, Bob Heater of Oregon; and by his companion, JoAnn Evans of New Cumberland.

Visitation will be from 1-3 and 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at the Nixon Funeral Home in New Cumberland, with funeral services at 7 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to the Hancock County Animal Shelter.