Jack Larson

Jack Larson

Sunday, September 22nd, 1929 - Wednesday, January 9th, 2019
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Jack Eugene Larson, age 89, of Jefferson City, MO, passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2019, at St Joseph’s Bluff in Jefferson City with his loving wife Emma by his side.

Jack was born on September 22, 1929 in Goodland, KS., son of the late Lawrence and Vida Marie (Roby) Larson. He graduated from Mt. Vernon High School in Mt. Vernon, MO. then earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Southwest Missouri State University. While at SMSU, he was on the football and boxing teams. He married Emma Wilmoth on September 13, 1952 in Eureka Springs, AR. He proudly served our country in the United States Army during the Korean War. Jack later received his Master of Education from Milligan University.

Jack coached high school football in Ava, MO and El Dorado Springs, MO and was a high school counselor in Sullivan, MO. He retired from the Missouri State Department of Elementary & Secondary Education, Vocational Rehabilitation. After retirement, Jack worked at the Missouri State Capitol as a tour guide where he enjoyed sharing his passion for history and meeting people from across the world. Jack also enjoyed fishing and hunting and was an avid golfer.

Jack was a resident of Jefferson City, MO since 1964. He was a faithful member of First Baptist Church where he led the Irwin Sunday School class for many years.

Survivors include: his loving wife of 67 years, Emma Larson; brother, Bruce Larson (Marilyn) of Mt. Vernon, MO.; brother-in-law, Dwight Wilmoth (Helen) of Mt. Vernon, MO.; sister-in-law, Carolyn McLean of Houston, TX; nephews, Greg Wilmoth (Kathy Garrison) of Mt. Vernon, MO, Brent Wilmoth (Sarah) of Mt. Vernon, MO, Ronald Herd (Kathy) of Florida, and Eric Larson of Colorado; nieces, Diana Briant (Cap) of Springfield, MO and Carri Jeanis (Curt) of League City, TX; as well as several great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Michael Eugene Larson; brothers, Harry and Richard Larson; sisters-in-law, Delorse Herd and Lora Mae Larson; and niece, Carol Boeving.

Visitation will be held on Friday, January 18, 2019 at First Baptist Church, Jefferson City, from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm with services immediately following at 12:00 pm with the Reverend Dr. Doyle Sager officiating. A graveside service and interment with military honors will follow at Riverview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the First Baptist Church, 301 E. Capitol Avenue, Jefferson City, MO 65101 or Hospice Compassus, 600 Monroe Street, Suite 100, Jefferson City, MO 65101.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, January 18th, 2019 | 10:30am - 12:00pm
    Friday, January 18th, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
    First Baptist Church
    301 East Capital
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  • Service

    Friday, January 18th, 2019 | 12:00pm
    Friday, January 18th, 2019 12:00pm
    First Baptist Church
    301 East Capital
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    Reverend Dr. Doyle Sager
  • Interment

    Riverview Cemetery
    2600 West Main Street
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Posted at 10:25am
Dearest Emma,
We were so sorry to hear of Jack's passing. We are also saddened that we could not attend services due to an illness that Curt has had for the past week. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and please let us know , since our homes are so close, if there is anything we can do to help you with anything. With Our Deepest Sympathy, Curt and Margie Thompson

Sharron Robison Knutson

Posted at 04:23pm
Jack was my PE teacher at El Dorado Springs, MO high school in the late 50's/early 60's. In those days, girls did not play sports, so I was not fortunate enough to have him as a coach, but he was an excellent coach for the boys teams. He was well-liked by all the kids, including me. His favorite phrase in class, which has stuck with me was, "since I was so rudely interrupted..."and we kids got a kick out of that! Sharron Robison Knutson EHS Class of 1961.

Katy Ramirez

Posted at 12:34pm
Jack you where loved by all. Rejoice in life ecerlasting .

Henrietta Lopez

Posted at 07:07pm
Emma I will never forget Jacks beautiful voice when he sang to you An you are his sunshine RIP my buddy you will be missed

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Posted at 07:56am
Emma, I am so very sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. My prayers are with you. Kim Morff (Rose Reinsch’s daughter)

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