BENTON — Elder Arlie Levi Larimer, age 95, of Benton, Ky., passed away Sunday, September 8, 2013, at the Calvert City Convalescent Center in Calvert City, Ky.
Born Tuesday, October 9, 1917, in Benton, Ky., he was the son of the late John Horace Larimer and the late Cora (Walker) Larimer. He was ordained into the ministry in 1954, preaching for 59 years, and was currently the pastor of the Original Mt. Moriah Primitive Baptist Church in Calvert City, Ky.
Surviving are his wife of 73 years, Mary (Gillihan) Larimer of Calvert City, Ky.; one son, Don Larimer, wife Freda of Calvert City, Ky.; one daughter, Dianne Stice, husband Tom of Calvert City, Ky.; eight grandchildren, Todd Larimer of Calvert City, Ky., Brett Larimer of Paducah, Ky., Brandon Larimer of Calvert City, Ky., David English of Benton, Ky., Mark English of Almo, Ky., Rechelle Turner of Murray, Ky., Anna Rebecca Larimer of Calvert City, Ky., and Tonya Parrott of Reidland, Ky., and 13 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Dolph Larimer; and three sisters, Hattie Mae Smith, Gertrude Harper and Marguerite McHenry.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, September 11, 2013, in the chapel of Collier Funeral Home in Benton, Ky. Elder Gary Wallace and David Elliott will officiate. Interment will follow the service in the Fooks Cemetery, Benton, Ky.
Friends may visit with the family between the hours of 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Tuesday, September 10, 2013, at Collier Funeral Home, 211 West 5th, Benton, Ky.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Original Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, c/o 9546 Scale Road, Benton, KY 42025 or to the Fooks-King Cemetery, c/o Paul Ward, 2295 Mt. Moriah Road, Benton, KY 42025.