Wendell G LARGE
Wendell G. Large, 73, crossed over to his eternal home surrounded by his family on January 25, 2020, in Marianna, FL due to complications from Alzheimer's disease.
Wendell was born on August 24, 1946 to Orin H. and Eugenia C. Large in Somerset. He was the youngest of eight children and a graduate of Pulaski County High School. After leaving home in 1964, Wendell moved to Louisville, Kentucky where he began working. While in Louisville, Wendell met his future wife, Kimberly and the two married in September 1967. The couple recently celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary. Their marriage produced one child, Todd.
In 1988, Wendell was honored as a Kentucky Colonel. In his mid-forties, Wendell began his college career while working full time and obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Sullivan College in 1996 at the age of 50. In 1998, the couple moved to Mooresville, North Carolina. The couple retired in 2010. In 2014, the couple moved to Marianna, FL to be close to their family.
Wendell loved his family, especially his brothers, sisters, and grandchildren. He was an avid fan of NASCAR, drag racing, football, college basketball, and enjoyed travelling.
Wendell is survived by his spouse, Kimberly; son Todd (Michele) Large; grandsons Cooper and Carter, and granddaughters Caris and Calah, all of Marianna, Florida. Wendell is survived by one sister, Virginia Hill of Somerset, KY, and numerous nephews, nieces, great-nephews, and great-nieces.
Wendell was preceded in death by his parents, Orin H. and Eugenia C. Large; sisters Anne Large Spears and Maudella Barber; and brothers, Ralph H. Large, Orin P. Large, James D. Large, and Donald L. Large.
There will be a Celebration of Life service on January 30, 2020 at Rivertown Community Church-Marianna campus at 5 PM. Family was the most important thing to Wendell; therefore, in lieu of flowers, the family requests tax deductible donations be made to The Large Adoption Fund at: https://adopttogether.org/families/?fundraiser=large-family-adoption-3
Published on January 27, 2020

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Wilma Stogsdill Surber
Feb 11, 2020
I grew up with Wendell We went to the same grade school and high school. We played together along with my Brothers Richard and Jr. So many of our class mates have passed on. I would see a few when I went back to Somerset for the reunions.
Eddie and Pam Murray
Jan 31, 2020
We remember our times working with you both with the joy of getting to know you. Always saw you as a loving couple who enjoyed helping others.
George & Debbie Miller
Jan 30, 2020
Kim we are so sorry to hear about Wendell aka: Silver Fox. We have a lot of fond memories of traveling up and down the road. We had some crazy adventures. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
God Bless you.
Love,
George, Debbie, Tiffany and Lindsay.
Jeff and Sandra Noe
Jan 30, 2020
Kim,
Thinking of you and your family, sweet memories of you and Wendell.
Love and Hugs,
Jeff & Sandra
Wanda Wyatt
Jan 30, 2020
Simply Elegant Spathiphyllum was purchased for the family of Wendell G LARGE by Wanda Wyatt.  Send flowers
Donna Moore-Jessie
Jan 30, 2020
Kim I am so sorry to hear this. You are in my thoughts and prayers.