Obituaries » Larry Elmer Doebert
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August 25, 1948 - October 10, 2021
Visitation: Tuesday, October 12, 2021 from 5-8 PM at Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home
Visitation: Wednesday, October 13, 2021 from 11 AM – Noon at Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home
Service: Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 12 PM at Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home
Interment: Mt. Olive Cemetery
Larry Elmer Doebert, age 73, died Sunday, October 10, 2021, at his home in De Soto, seven months after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
Larry was born on August 25, 1948, at Valles Mines, in Jefferson County, Missouri, and lived in Jefferson County for most of his life.
He was preceded in death by his father, Clarence “Tac” Doebert, who died in 1996; by his mother, Mabel Estelle (Nash) Harness, who passed away in 2020; and by his step-father, Glen L. Harness, who died in 1983. He was also preceded in death by his brother, U.S. Army Specialist Phillip Ray Doebert, who was killed in Vietnam in 1969; and by a half-brother, Lester Voyles. Additionally, he was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Fred Doebert and Emma (Cantrell) Doebert; and by his maternal grandparents, Benjamin Franklin Nash and Delia Phillipine (Ratty) Nash.
Larry was a truck driver for Complete Auto & Ryder Local 604 and for Cassen’s Auto Transit Local 682 and a member of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. He retired in 2010. In retirement, he enjoyed part-time work at Chico’s & Sons Produce in De Soto.
Larry volunteered to serve in the United States Army, was honorably discharged in 1969, and was a long-time member of the American Legion and VFW.
Larry is survived by his partner of nearly 30 years, Patricia (Gamble) Wilson / Doebert, of De Soto; by his son, Larry Gene Doebert of Sikeston; by his four-year-old granddaughter, Braelyn Rae Doebert; by his sister, Elaine (Ron) Simmons of De Soto; by three nephews: Benjamin (Tracy), Joshua, and Andi (Jennifer) Simmons; by great-nieces Kayla, Brittany, and Olivia Simmons; by a great-nephew, Colton Simmons; by step-brother Marty (Sherry) Voyles of Arnold; by Pat’s children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren: Rodney, Lisa, Clarissa, Katie, Kyle, Kya, Emma, Kaebre, Ryder, and Kaylor; and by many friends. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Larry loved playing poker, watching old Western television programs, gunsmithing, Cardinals baseball, yard work, Jeopardy, cracking jokes, making people laugh, and competing at shooting matches.
Burial will be next to his father at the Mount Olive Cemetery near De Soto. Rev. Matt Woods will officiate the funeral service.