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Larry Gregory Cameron

September 3, 1937 ~ January 26, 2024 (age 86) 86 Years Old
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Larry Cameron Obituary

Larry G. Cameron, husband of Gail Cameron, passed away at St. Vincent's Hospital in Toledo, on January 26, 2024, at the age of 86 as he was being prepped for emergency surgery. 

He was born to Laird and Vera (Boyd) Cameron on September 3, 1937.  Larry was the oldest of seven siblings.  Gerald (Jerry) Cameron, Beverly Minck, Marla Turner, and Roland (Rollie) Cameron, all preceded him in death, while Sharon Roesti and Nadine Reed survive. 

Larry attended Jewell High School and then joined the US Army Reserve in 1956. On December 26, 1956, at St. Michael the Ridge Catholic Church, he married the love of his life, Gail Anderson of Defiance.  They soon began raising a family, and he was proud of his two sons: Larry (Jami) Cameron and Rex (Jen) Cameron, and his two beautiful daughters: Lisa Cameron and Dawn (Bob) Carpenter.  Larry was equally proud of his 12 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandson.  Sadly, one grandson, Joshua Cameron, preceded him in death. 

He worked 13 years at Johns-Manville until he left for an opportunity to work at the Central Foundry, now known as GM Powertrain.  He was a proud member of the UAW Local 18 and retired from GM in 1991.  Larry certainly enjoyed his many, many retirement years, able to spend much of it on the Auglaize River boating, skiing, and just cruising on the pontoon or his jet ski. Those times were most enjoyed when the grand and great grandkids were out on the water with him creating the most wonderful memories for them. 

Larry loved everything about cars, trucks, motorcycles, and boats.  It was never a surprise for a new vehicle to show up in the driveway after a casual drive through a local car dealership! He loved the life he had despite battling his health issues these last few years.  None the less, he never complained.  He was more worried about Gail, and he trusted his four children to be there for their mother - Dad, we got this!

Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 1, 2024, from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm at Schaffer Funeral Home South, Lawson/Roessner Chapel (1753 S. Clinton Street) in Defiance. A funeral service will follow at 2:00 pm at the funeral home, with Pastor Scott Williams officiating. Larry will be laid to rest at Riverside Cemetery.

Preferred memorials may be made to the Dawn Carpenter Colon Cancer Benefit, the American Cancer Society, or a contribution of the donor's choice. Online condolences can be given at 

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February 1, 2024

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Schaffer Funeral Home South, Lawson-Roessner Chapel
1753 S. Clinton St.
Defiance, OH 43512

Funeral Service
February 1, 2024

2:00 PM
Schaffer Funeral Home South, Lawson-Roessner Chapel
1753 S. Clinton St.
Defiance, OH 43512


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