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Larry W. "Pete" Searles

January 23, 1946 ~ February 1, 2019 (age 73)

Larry W. “Pete” Searles, 73, of New Lexington, Ohio died at 1:01pm on Friday, February 1, 2019 at Genesis Healthcare System, Emergency Department, Somerset, Ohio.

Born January 23, 1946 in Corning, Ohio to the late William and Violet Mary Plant Searles.

Pete was a self-employed truck driver operating Larry Searles Trucking; he loved his family, grandkids, friends and helping others.

Survived by his wife of over 30 years, Paulette Dutiel Searles of the home; daughter, Mary Jo (Nick) Pugh of Pickerington; 2 granddaughters, Emma and Chloe; 3 step-children, Jim (Becky) Wilson of Buckeye Lake, Sherrie (John) Chesser of Columbus and Ron (Valerie) Wilson of Nashport; 4 step-grandchildren, Stephanie, Maddie, Bailey and Allie; brother, Gene (Kathryn) Searles of Glenford and a sister, Gloria (Albert) Pettet of Newark.

In addition to his parents, preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.

Calling hours will be held from 10am-12noon with funeral service at 12noon with Pastor Harry Fannin officiating on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at the Roberts-Winegardner Funeral Home, 304 Mill Street, New Lexington, Ohio.

Burial will follow in Oakfield Cemetery, Oakfield, Ohio.

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