Larry Eugene “Goose” Bess, 84, of Litchfield, died on Tuesday, July 19, 2022, at his home.
Graveside services will be conducted Friday, July 22, beginning at 10 a.m. at Mt. Moriah Cemetery near Coffeen. Hough and Sons Funeral Home in Hillsboro is assisting the family.
Mr. Bess was born June 8, 1938, in Coffeen, to Harry Earl and Mildred (White) Bess. He married Diana Lee Pulliam on April 24, 1960, in Hillsboro, and she preceded him in death on July 27, 2015.
He was a retired coal miner, and was a member of the UMWA and Litchfield Moose Lodge 1634.
Mr. Bess was an avid Cardinals fan and online poker player. Most of all, he enjoyed being a grandpa and eating fresh garden vegetables.
He is survived by two sons, Rodney Bess and Rick Bess, both of Litchfield; daughter, Lori Owens of Raymond; 13 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Bess was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Jeff Bess and Joe Bess; brother, Francis Bess; sister, Shirley Minnix; and granddaughter, Shala Lee Bess.
Memorials may be directed to the Litchfield Professional Firefighters Association.
Online condolences to the family may be left at www.houghfuneralhome.com.