Larry David Stoops, 82, passed away on Thursday, November 23, 2023 in Franklin, Indiana surrounded by his loving family. He was born January 24, 1941 in Linton, Indiana to the late Vern and Loretta Stoops.
Larry graduated from Hammonton High School in New Jersey, received his undergraduate degree at Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie, TX and went on to get his master's degree from the Memphis Seminary in Memphis, Tennessee in 1982. He went on to serve as a respected pastor to churches all around the United States, including Texas, Tennessee, South Dakota, Indiana, Oklahoma.
He recently retired from Trinity United Methodist Church in Oakland City, Indiana.
Larry had a passion for serving others and dedicated his life to the ministry. His deep faith and compassionate nature touched the lives of many for eternity.
Additionally, he shared his wisdom as an adjunct professor for several different universities teaching ethics and sociology.
In his free time, Larry enjoyed flying, riding motorcycles, traveling, and participating in mission trips. He had a thirst for adventure and a heart for helping those in need.
Larry is survived by his loving wife of 38 years Lois Anne Stoops, and his children: Aaron (Jennifer) Stoops of Franklin, Tennessee, Matthew (Jenny) Stoops of Greenwood, Indiana, Pamela (Chad) Elliott of Greenwood, Indiana and Amy Dodson of Indianapolis. He will be dearly missed by his grandchildren: Vesper, Grant, Molly, Gregory, Jordan, Joshua, Kayla, and Wesley. He is also survived by his sister, Verna (Bill) McPherson. Along with several nieces and nephews.
Family would like to thank all the nurses on the Health Care 3 Unit at Otterbein for their loving and compassionate care that they provided Larry over the past two years.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in the name of Larry Stoops may be made to Compassion International or the Employee Christmas Fund at Otterbein Senior Life. (Otterbein Franklin Senior Life, Attention: Community Council Employee Christmas Fund, 1070 W Jefferson St, Franklin, IN 46131)
Larry David Stoops will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all who had the privilege of knowing him. Larry will be remembered for his unwavering faith and his selfless service to others. He leaves behind a legacy of love, faith and service.