Larry Edwin Ake was born January 22, 1948 in Fairview, Oklahoma during the biggest snow storm of the winter to Ernest Alfred Ake and Ethel Evelyn Jenkins Ake. He attended grade school in Seiling and high school in Fairview.
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Larry worked for Richard Price finishing concrete in Watonga where he met and married Becky Blehm on April 8, 1966. They moved with a telephone construction company for five years. It was during that time that their daughter, Pam, was born. They moved back to the farm west of Hitchcock where Becky was raised by her grandmother, Mary Blehm.
Larry went to work as a welder for MaBar, Inc. in Fairview for eleven years before he and Becky started a business in Watonga for themselves. He built LaBec Welding and Supply into a business that stretched from Oklahoma City to Elk City and I-40 to Kansas. The farthest away any of Larry’s work ever got was with David Adkisson to Georgia Russia. They sold the business and went home to the farm where Larry passed away on March 5, 2016 surrounded by loved ones.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and two brothers.
He is survived by his wife, Becky of the home; his daughter, Pam Billings and husband, Jonathan of Oklahoma City; a grandson, Levi Drake and his wife, Jessie and their daughter, Sawyer of Hennessey and granddaughter, Beca Drake of Oklahoma City.
Larry was loved and will be sorely missed by family and friends.
Funeral service will be Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Hitchcock United Methodist Church with James and Shirley Farmer officiating. Burial will follow in Cottonwood Cemetery near Hitchcock. Viewing will be Tuesday and Wednesday 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home in Okeene.
Memorials may be made to Oklahoma Medical Research, Cancer Division through the funeral home.
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