Larry G. Bouse of Cuba, Missouri was born Thursday, December 31, 1942 at Shirley, Missouri to the union of Harry Paul, Sr. and Iva Elizabeth (Nee: Pharis) Bouse. Larry left from this life, surrounded by family, on Monday, February 18, 2019 at his home in Cuba at the age of 76 years. Larry was united in marriage to Rilla Alberta Adair on May 8, 1965 at Cuba and they were the proud parents of Barbara, Jeff, Angie, Patrick and later they adopted Mandy. Larry worked for Capital Quarry in Sullivan for nearly thirty-four years as a heavy equipment operator. His whole life was spent working. When he was only 9 years old, he would ride his bike three miles to the hay field and help drag bales to the trailer. He would give his money to his mom so that she could buy food for his brothers. When Larry wasn't operating heavy equipment, he was working on old cars. Larry had the art of barbequing down to a science. His hamburgers and cheeseburgers were the best in the country. He would help anyone, and strangers would become his friend because Larry never met a stranger and would talk to everyone. He had a great passion for animals, especially his dog, but Larry didn't like to see any animal hurting. He picked up a box of new born puppies, from out of the middle of the road. He took them home, bottle fed them and once they were big enough, gave them all to good home. Every evening after dinner, Larry and Alberta went on a deer ride. They would count the deer in the fields. Larry drew out a part for the conveyor belt one day, someone else made it. Soon it was patented and how is sold to other quarries around the world. Larry said, "It would help others do their job safely". Larry was always joking and teasing with his family and friends. He treasured each member of his family and his greatest love was spending time with each of them. Larry was a loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, great uncle, cousin, brother-in-law and friend of everyone. He will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him. He is preceded in death by his daughter Angie C. Britton, parents Harry and Iva Bouse, Sr., three brothers; Fred Bouse, Russell Bouse and Harry P. Bouse, Jr., one sister Ruth and husband Tom Scholljegerdes, two brothers-in-law Glenn and Ronald Ray Adair, sister-in-law Lula Adair and other family and friends. Those who are left to treasure his memory and to continue his legacy are his loving wife of nearly fifty four years Rilla Alberta Bouse, children; Barbara and husband Dennis Hopwood, Jeff and wife Crystal Bouse, Patrick Bouse and Mandy Bouse and boyfriend Brandon Widdicomb all of Cuba, five grandchildren; Lindsay and husband Matt Brennan of Cuba, Ashley and husband Bradley Melton of Edgar Springs, Derek Bouse and girlfriend Elena Hotz, Kegan Hopwood and boyfriend William Roock and Jacob Bouse and girlfriend Alyssa Martin all of Cuba, six great grandchildren; Caiden, Miley, Dakota, Grayson, Camryn and Georgia Rae, two brothers; Richard and wife Cheryl Atchley and David and wife Linda Atchley all of Lebanon, Missouri, sisters-in-law Wilma Bouse and Charlotte Bouse, brother-in-law Wilbert Adair all of Cuba, nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation will be held Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 5:00 till 8:00 p.m. at the Mizell Funeral Home, 904 W Washington Street, Cuba. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 22, 2019 at the Mizell Funeral Home with Pastor Don Mitchell officiating. Special recorded music will be "On A Cloud", "Grandpa Told Me So", and "When I Get Where I'm Going". Interment and prayers will follow at the Kinder Cemetery, Cuba. Honored to serve as pall bearers are Rocky Bouse, Alan Bouse, Jacob Bouse, Derek Bouse, Matt Brennan, Gary Henson and Robert Robinson. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family. The Mizell Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Bouse family.
Thursday, February 21st, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm, Mizell Funeral Home
Friday, February 22nd, 2019 11:00am, Mizell Funeral Home