Larry J. Hiner, 73, of Coffeyville, KS passed away at home on Thursday, September 26.
Larry was born June 27, 1946 in Wamego, KS to James J. and Mary L (Chase) Hiner. He graduated as Sportsman of the Year in 1964 from Wamego High School, and attended both Northwest Missouri State in Maryville and Coffeyville Community College. He was a Red Raven for more than 50years.
He married his lifelong sweetheart, Judith Tibbetts, in Wamego on August 7, 1966 and she survives in the home. He played football, basketball and ran track in High School and played summer baseball. He was recruited by CCC to play football, and he and Judy chose to make Coffeyville their home. Larry began working for Funk Manufacturing (John Deere, Coffeyville Works) in 1968, where he later retired in 2001.
Larry had numerous interests over the years. Once the days of football ended, he turned to slow pitch softball, golf, and bowling. He served as
league secretary of bowling, was inducted into the local bowling State association Hall of Fame and the Kansas Bowling Association Hall of Fame in 2007. He served many years on the Kansas Men’s Bowling Association Board of Directors, serving as President from 1999-2003. Larry bowled 2 perfect games of 300 in his career and was a regular fixture at Westside Lanes until the time of his death. Larry loved the game of golf and shared his love of the game with Judy and his girls. He recorded 2 holes-in-one – one in 1994 at Great Bend Petroleum Club and one at Coffeyville Country Club in 2009. He spent many years admiring, investing in, and showing off his various classic cars at several car shows. His most recent pride and joy is a 1972 Oldsmobile convertible.
Larry was a member of the First United Methodist Church, US Bowling Congress, Coffeyville Country Club, Bears and Bulls Investment Club, and Dalton Gang Car Club. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Left to cherish his memory in addition to his wife Judy are daughters Jodi (Dean) Hayse of Independence and Sherry Higginbotham of Edmond OK; brother Robert Hiner of Topeka and sister Evelyn Pageler and husband Dennis, of Topeka; grandchildren Taylor Mason of Overland Park, KS, Matthew Mason, US Navy, USS Ronald Reagan, Abigail Higginbotham of Edmond, OK, Allen (Olivia), Andrew (Lisa), Aaron, and Adam Hayse; two great grandsons Sean and Warren Hayse; and numerous nieces, nephews, and lifelong friends.
Memorials are suggested to Coffeyville Community College Foundation or Kansas State USBC Youth Scholarship Fund and can be left at the funeral home or mailed in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home 306 N. Cline Road, Coffeyville, Kansas 67337.
A celebration of his life will be held at First United Methodist Church of Coffeyville on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 2 pm with Pastor Nicole Schwartz-Eck officiating.
Visitation with the family receiving friends will be on Monday, September 30 from 6-8 pm, also at the church.
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David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Coffeyville is in charge of arrangements.