On September 6, 2013, we had to let go of our beloved husband and father, Larry Dean McGinnis. He was 75 years old.

Larry was born April 30, 1938 in Liberty, Missouri to Homer and Lela McGinnis.  He was raised in Liberty and graduated from Liberty High School in 1956.  Following high school, Larry furthered his education at William Jewell College and the University of Missouri; he earned his Bachelorís Degree in 1962.

On August 22, 1964, Larry married Kathleen Goodwin in St. Louis, Missouri.  They spent their first years in Kansas City, Missouri, where their three daughters were born.  They lived in Pleasanton, California for several years and then moved to Chillicothe, Ohio where they spent 11 years and welcomed their youngest child.  In 1984, they settled in Bellevue, Washington.  

Larry spent nearly all of his career with PACCAR Inc., holding numerous accounting and controller roles before retiring after 31 years with the company.  In his leisure time, Larry enjoyed music, cars, woodworking, and spending time with his children and grandchildren.  In retirement, Larry and Kathy enjoyed their world travels with family and friends.  His family remembers him as a devoted husband, father and grandfather who possessed a deep and abiding faith and beautiful spirit. Larry was patient beyond measure, kind and unassuming, and always put others first.

He is survived by his loving wife, Kathleen (Goodwin) McGinnis; devoted children Anne Mueller (Craig), Maribeth Wassel (Dan), Jeannie McGinnis (Henry), and Matthew McGinnis (Alicia); siblings Carolyn Katz, Bill McGinnis and Randy McGinnis; grandchildren Max, Griffin, Audrey, Jack, Isaac and Willa, and a host of extended family members and friends.

We are incapable of understanding God's plans, but we are assured that Larry is free of pain and experiencing the full love of God in heaven.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests remembrances to the
Spitler School Foundation, 7733 W. Olive, Peoria, AZ 85345; OR Habitat for Humanity, 560 Naches Ave SW, Suite 110, Renton, WA 98057.