Larry Joe Catron, 63, of Worthington, passed away at Baptist East Hospital in Louisville, Ky., 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, 2007.
He was born Jan. 3, 1944 in Lafayette, to Joseph S. and Grace (Pennington) Catron.
He retired as principal at White River Valley Worthington Elementary-Junior High School in 1999 after 23 years. He received his Bachelors and Masters degrees from Ball State University in Muncie. He was on the Greene County Corrections Board and was a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer.
He is survived by his wife, Janet Lawrence, of Worthington; five children, Brad (Stephanie) Catron, Orinda, Calif.; Cassandra (Clarence) Johnson, Dugger; Jill Swineford, Indianapolis; Jeremiah (Mary) Lawrence, Newport News, Va.; Justin Lawrence, Lodi, Calif.; seven grandchildren, Hazel, Hank, Hayden, Owen, Casie, Jessie and Anastasia; two brothers, Jerry (Glenna) Catron, Florissant, Mo.; David (Sondra) Catron, Greenwood; brother and sister-in-laws, Gary (Rita) Marsh; Barbara Marsh; Susan (Tom) Woodruff; Pam (Steve) Downard; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral service will be at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Worthington with the Rev. Doug Sanders officiating. Burial will be in Worthington Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-8 p.m. on Wednesday, and noon until the time of service Thursday.
Memorials may be given to the Christopher Reeves Foundation at the funeral home.