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Larry Ray Sewell

May 15, 1947 ~ March 8, 2024 (age 76) 76 Years Old

Larry Sewell Obituary

Larry Ray Sewell, 76, of Hamilton, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 8, 2024, at Memorial Hospital in Carthage, Illinois, surrounded by his family.

Larry was born on May 15, 1947, in rural St. James, Missouri, to Clarence Raymond Sewell and Eva Copeland Sewell. He attended Louisa-Muscatine High School and graduated with the Class of 1966. Larry enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1967 and proudly served his country as an aircraft mechanic during the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged in 1974. On October 15, 1977, he was united in marriage to Susan Diane Reneau at her parents’ home in rural Hamilton. She preceded him in death on April 15, 2021.

Larry was employed by Roquette America for over thirty years and was a member of New Testament Christian Church in Keokuk, Iowa. He was a member of the Hancock County Vietnam Veterans and was so proud to take the Honor Flight with his cousins, Jim and Don Sewell. Larry was always the calm voice of reason and the solid rock of the family. He will be forever remembered for his unwavering love.

Larry will be greatly missed by his children: Justin (Andrea) Sewell and Tara (Sewell) Baker of Hamilton, and William Sewell and Julie Camp of Louisiana, his son-in-law Sam Darnell of Quincy; his grandchildren: Morgan Lewis and Ryan Darnell of Quincy, Brenden and Walker Sewell of Hamilton, Brenna and Logan Baker of Hamilton, and Abbygail and Joshua Normand of Louisiana; his first great-grandchild due in late June; his siblings: Dorothy (Don) Orr of Columbus Junction, Iowa, Linda Greenhill of Bettendorf, Iowa, Ron Sewell of Oskaloosa, Iowa, Gary (Linda) Sewell of Dubuque, Iowa, Janice Sewell of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Mark (Elisa) Sewell of Buffalo Grove, Illinois; as well as countless brothers and sisters-in-law, aunts, cousins and friends.

Larry is preceded in death by his wife Susan of forty-three years, his daughter Shay Sewell Darnell, his parents Ray and Eva Sewell, his father-in-law and mother-in-law Robert and Glenda Reneau, his brother-in-law Bob Greenhill and his sister-in-law Barbara Reneau.

Visitation will be held from 10 am to 12 pm (Noon) on Friday, March 15, 2024, at Printy Funeral Home in Hamilton. A private graveside service will be held after at Riverside Cemetery in Rural Hamilton.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Hancock County Vietnam Veterans or the Great River Honor Flight.

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March 15, 2024

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Printy Funeral Home
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Hamilton, IL 62341


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