Lawrence L. Whetson 1927-2014

KELLER, Texas – Lawrence L. Whetson, 87, formerly of Liberty, died Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at The Legacy at Bear Creek.

Larry was born Jan. 15, 1927, in Youngstown, the son of Charles and Sevilla Waltman Whetson.

Larry served in the Navy and Army during World War II.

He was a machinist and retired from Wean United in Youngstown. He was a member of Keller United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his sons, Robert Whetson of Haslet, Texas, and Gary Whetson of Liberty; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, the former LaVerne E. Mapstone, two brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday at Church Hill United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Blackstone Funeral Home in Girard and also from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Friday at the church.

Larry will be laid to rest at Churchill Cemetery.