Lawrence Ray Geary of Aquilla, son of the late Jesse and Anita Pauline Polley Geary, was born in Salcedo, Missouri on June 5, 1938, and passed away at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Missouri on February 24, 2017, at the age of 78 years, 8 months and 19 days.
Mr. Geary had lived in the Salcedo and Morehouse areas until moving to Aquilla many years ago. He had owned and operated Geary Gas & Tire in Aquilla for many years.
On June 3, 1979, he married Judy S. Furtwangler Atwill in Portageville, Missouri.
Surviving are his wife, Judy Geary of Aquilla; one daughter and husband, Rayla & Ray Gene Tackett of Dexter; step-son & wife, Richard & Amanda Atwell of Blytheville, Arkansas; step-daughter & husband, Andrea & Ryan Underwood of Little Rock, Arkansas; daughter-in-law, Jeannie Geary & children of Aquilla; granddaughters, Jessica Rickman & daughters of Dexter, Samantha Geary of Columbia, Melissa Geary & sons of Dexter; and grandson, Michael Tacket of Zalma. Many other relatives and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by two sons, John L. Geary & Sammy “Bo” Geary, and one brother, Lee Geary.
Friends may call on Sunday, February 26, 2017, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Services will be held on Monday, February 27, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield with Rev. Dwight Hensley of Bloomfield, Missouri officiating.
Interment will be in the Dexter Cemetery in Dexter, Missouri, with Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in charge of all the arrangements.