GILBERSTSVILLE — Larry Bennett Schimmel, 64 of Gilbertsville, died at 8:45 a.m., Sunday, December 16, 2012, at his home.
He was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church where he was involved with the AWANA program. He served on the District 168 School Board in Sauk Village, Illinois, for 14 years and volunteered at Marcella Kitchen.
He is survived by his wife, Karen Marie Sudds Schimmel of Gilbertsville; his sons, Joe Schimmel and wife Jennifer of Olympia Fields, Ill., Jeff Schimmel and wife Tina of Suwanee, Ga. and John Schimmel and wife Melinda of Manhattan, Ill.; two daughters, Janice Phutawon and husband Chad of Winfield, Ind., and Joyce Pratt and husband Michael of Calvert City; 15 grandchildren, Jessica Schimmel, Jenna Schimmel, Chase Davis, Amber Senholtz, Sam Hampton, Bradley Senholtz, Rylie Schimmel, Cody Pratt, Haley Pratt, Dylan Schimmel, Avery Schimmel, Connor Schimmel, Brook Pratt, Ella Phutawon and Carter Phutawon; one great-grandchild, Colin Williams; and one brother-in-law, Milton Keeling of Hickory.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Dorothy A. Keeling and Louise Madden. His parents were Joe S. Schimmel and Clara Watkins Schimmel.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, December 20, 2012, at Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home and Crematory. Bro. Brad White and Bro. Darvin Stom will officiate and burial will follow in Calvert City Cemetery.
Friends may call after 4 p.m. Wednesday, December 19, 2012, at Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home and Crematory.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lakeview Baptist Church Window Fund, 2877 Lakeview Church Road, Benton, KY 42025.
Condolences may be sent online at www.filbeckcannking.com