LARSON, Robert A.
Rev. Robert A. Larson “Bob”, 85, of Marietta died on Friday, April 25, 2014. A memorial service was held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 28th in the Sanctuary of the First Presbyterian Church of Marietta with Rev. Pem Cooley officiating. Bob is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Mary W. Larson, of Marietta; three daughters, Dot Kelley and husband, Phil of Trussville, AL, Kathy Janitz and husband, Chuck of Cincinnati, OH, Beth Eckford and husband, Erroll, of Marietta; one sister, Alice Jo Schroeder of Lancaster, PA; six grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Rev. Larson was born in Athens, TN and graduated from Oak Ridge High School. He then played football while attending and graduating from Maryville College in Tennessee then went on to Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary to obtain his Masters of Divinity. He served his Lord as a Presbyterian minister for over 40 years in Springfield, KY, Knoxville, TN, Birmingham, AL, Virginia Beach, VA then retired to Lenoir City, TN. Rev. Larson was a proud Eagle Scout, an avid gardener, woodworker, an excellent cook, and he loved being at the beach for family vacations. He was a devoted Christian, husband, father and grandfather. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Maryville College, 502 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN 37804 or Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, 1044 Alta Vista Rd, Louisville, KY 40205. Family received friends after the service at the Church. 770-428-1511.