DORSET, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Larry H. Updyke, age 71, of Dorset, Ohio, died at home on Thursday, October 20, 2022. 

He was born February 3, 1951, in Muskegon, Michigan, a son of Lawrence R. and Dorothy A. (Metz) Updyke.

A long time resident of Dorset, Larry was formerly a resident of Muskegon, Michigan. 

He was an auto mechanic and enjoyed working for Brown Sprinkler Service in Dorset.

Larry was a hard worker and loved to be a jokester. He loved working on cars, shooting pool and played in a pool league and racing his #71 race car. He also loved listening to country music, especially Merle Haggard.  

Larry is survived by his wife, Rhonda S. (Simpkins) Updyke, whom he married February 5, 2005, of Dorset; four daughters, Thresa Shomin, Lourie (Robin) Oates, Luanne (Bryan) Cooper and Dorothy “DJ” Updyke, all of Muskegon, Michigan; one son, Logan (Haley) Updyke of Ashtabula, Ohio; many grandchildren and many great-grandchildren; four sisters, Lorna Updyke (Mike Tibbs), Luanne (Mike) King, Penny Updyke and Phyllis Bertram (Nels Smith), all of Muskegon, Michigan; two brothers, Chuck Updyke and Lyle Updyke (Kari Pastor), both of Muskegon, Michigan and many nieces and nephews. 

He is preceded in death by his parents and a sister and brother-in-law, Leah and Bill Stidham. 

Calling hours will be on Sunday, October 23, 2022 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Service, 134 Prospect Street, Andover, Ohio. 

A funeral service will be held Monday, October 24, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. 

Burial will follow in Cherry Valley Cemetery. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Care Committee, PO Box 8, Dorset, OH 44032. 

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A television tribute will air Monday, October 24 at the following approximate times: 7:10 a.m. on FOX, 12:22 p.m. on WKBN, 5:08 p.m. on MyYTV and 7:27 p.m. on WYTV.