He worked at Norwalk Furniture for many years. He owned and operated Larry's West End Greenhouse, in New London, with his wife, prior to his death. He was a member of the Fitchville Church of Christ, where he was an elder. He coached youth baseball in New London for 19 years.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Ezella (Parsons) Hale; two daughters and sons-in-law, Rhonda and Mark Killgrove, and Gwen and Keith Bailey, all of New London; three sons and daughters-in-law, Larry Jr. and Michele Hale, of Wakeman, Allen and Louise Hale, and Kenneth and Learose Hale, all of New London; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; five sisters, Regina Welch, of Plymouth, Reita Stumbo, of Shiloh, and Dolly Sue Bistline, Dorcas Hale, and Anna Marie Hale, all of Plymouth; four brothers, G. D. Hale, of Martin, and Arthur Hale, Monte Hale, and Billy Ray Hale, all of Plymouth.
Funeral services were held Saturday, August 21, at Eastman Funeral Home, 200 West Main Street, New London, Ohio. Pastor Glenn Bond, and Pastor Don Beverly officiated.
Burial followed in the Grove Street Cemetery, in New London.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the New London Little League program, in care of the funeral home.