Larry G. Largent

Dec 6th, 1943 - Jul 26th, 2021


Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home

Sun, Aug. 1st, 2021 12:00 - 12:30 pm


Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home

Sun, Aug. 1st, 2021 12:30 pm

Larry G. Largent

Larry G. Largent, 77, of Marion, passed away on Monday, July 26, 2021 at 12:38 pm at his home.

Larry was born December 6, 1943 in Bradford, Tennessee the son of Clayton and Lillian (Crocker) Largent.  He married Pamela Weaver on July 14, 1984 and together they have shared 37 years of marriage.

He was a retired Chicago Police Officer.  Larry proudly served his country in the Marine Corp.  He was a lifetime member of the Marion VFW Post #1301 and American Legion Post #147 where he was a longtime member of the funeral ritual team.  He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police and the Buccaneers Club. 

Survivors include his; Wife – Pamela Largent of Marion

Son – Michael Largent and wife Stephanie of Chicago

Daughter – Laura Acquavella and husband David of Saratoga Springs, New York

Two granddaughters – Emilia and Veronica Acquavella

Loved like a son – Daniel Weaver of Marion

Nephew – Lee Largent and wife Jayne of Minnesota

Preceded by his Parents, brothers and sisters – Charles, Bill, Jack, Mildred and two infants.

Memorial services will be Sunday, August 1, 2021 at 12:30 pm at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home with visitation from 12 pm until the time of service.  Military rites will be presented by the Carterville American Legion Post 347, the Herrin American Legion Post 645, the Herrin VFW Post 1567, and the Marine Corp  Honor Guard Teams.

For those who prefer memorials may be made to This Able Veteran.  Envelopes will be available and accepted at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home, 800 North Market Street, Marion, Illinois  62959.

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13 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Lisa Odehnal

    From: Creal Springs, Illinois

    Date: July 28, 2021

    Pam, I am so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family. I know he will be greatly missed

  • Guest: Don Burgrabe

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: July 28, 2021

    Larry & I shared many memories while serving together on the VFW Ritual Team, least of which were through storms, heat, snow & getting the bus stuck or running out of fuel in order to honor our deceased fellow veterans. I always admired the way he spoke & praised families of the deceased during funeral services while maintaining his composure.
    Larry was a “best buddy” and will always be remembered as a fellow veteran & a very close friend. Rest in peace Larry — my sincere sympathy to Pam, Danny and family for your loss.

  • Guest: Alita Tucker

    From: Chicago, Illinois

    Date: July 28, 2021

    My heartfelt condolences to Pam and the entire Largent family. Larry was always so kind and gracious, I am grateful to have known him.

  • Guest: Jackie Johnson

    From: Aiken, South Carolina

    Date: July 28, 2021

    So very sorry for your loss Pam. Love and hugs❤️ Wish I was there so I could hug you.

  • Guest: Al Piantkowski

    From: Chicago, Illinois

    Date: July 29, 2021

    Thank you first of all for your service to to our country in the USMC along with your continued patriotism via the VFW and American Legion. Thank you also for the memories that we shared ‘on the job’ in 001, especially some of the laughs that we enjoyed along the way. Rest in Peace now, our brother.
    Semper Fi

  • Guest: Brian Killacky

    From: Chicago , Illinois

    Date: July 29, 2021

    Sorry for loss met him as rookie on CPD great person

  • Guest: James M. Paoletti

    From: CHICAGO, Illinois

    Date: July 29, 2021

    Thank you, Larry for 48 great years of friendship and even greater years as my partner, sharing countless experiences of tragedy, excitement, and joy as members of the Chicago Police Department. You were truly a “gentle giant” who was quick to laugh and make friends, compassionate and sentimental, yet firm and professional when the need arose. Your love and dedication to Pam was evident from the first day that you met her and only grew larger during your 37 years of marriage. The world has lost a good man, proud of his service to his Country and equally proud of his service to the community. I have lost a great friend and “brother”. Rest in peace in the Lord’s embrace.

  • Guest: Pat Stearns

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: July 29, 2021

    Pam – extending sincere condolences at this time of loss. May you & his family members find comfort in the coming days that he is now resting without the major health issues he has long suffered. He truly was committed to his service on the VFW Ritual Team & fellow veterans for which he will long be remembered.

  • Guest: Tracy L King

    From: SHARON, Tennessee

    Date: July 31, 2021

    prayers and condolences to the family from your family in TN. you will be greatly missed. semper fi!!

  • Guest: Gerrie Wydeven

    From: Peachtree Corners, Georgia

    Date: July 31, 2021

    Pam, Tim & I are so sorry for your loss. We hope that the love of family and friends will help during this difficult time. We are making a contribution to This Able Veteran on his behalf. Peace and love to you!

  • Guest: Pete Hesser and Nancy Brown

    From: Pittsburg , Illinois

    Date: August 1, 2021

    The Marines motto is Semper Fidelis, always faithful. Lady was ever bit of that and much more. As a fellow Marine, I am proud to have known him. Rest easy my friend. Nancy and I offer our sincerest sympathies to Pam and Family.

  • Guest: Earl Olsen

    From: Norfork, Arkansas

    Date: August 10, 2021

    I worked with Larry in the early 1970. What a great guy
    and one hell of a policeman Rest in peace brother

  • Guest: Bob Tonos

    From: Chicago, Illinois

    Date: September 5, 2021

    I wonder whether Larry and I knew one another when we were children, when we both attended the Irving School on Chicago’s West Side. I remember a friend with that name who had been born in Tennessee. I remember his telling me that his surname was French–which I now know to be a fact, having learned to speak French with some proficiency. I would love to hear whether my suspicion is correct.