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Larry “Moses” Franklin White

Birth Date: March 3, 1949
Death Date: October 21, 2017

Decatur-Larry “Moses” Franklin White, 68, of Decatur, peacefully passed away surrounded by loved ones at 9:05 PM Saturday, October 21, 2017 in Decatur Memorial Hospital.

Moses was born March 3, 1949 in Avon, Illinois, the son of Charles L. and Ruthie B. White. Larry held several jobs in the construction and mechanical fields. He married Margaret Reed and they later separated. He enjoyed calling Decatur home to be near his many friends. His smile and laughter would light up room.

Moses had a passion for vintage automobiles and Harley Davidson Motorcycles. He looked forward to summer vacations with friends and enjoyed traveling. Watching cowboy movies was a favorite pastime! Larry enjoyed Sunday worship at the Salvation Army and most recently at Grace United Methodist Church.

Larry is survived by his siblings Jerry Smith, Terry White, Randy White, Timothy White, Ruthann Thomason, Bonnie Snyder, and Kathy White, two brothers in Christ Aaron McNutt and Jeff Mueller, and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Danny White, and infant son Larry White Jr.

Ride your Harley on Heaven’s streets paved of gold! We are definitely going to miss you ole buddy. Sing with the Angels, dear friend. We will see you on the other side, RIH Moses!

Services to celebrate Moses’ life will be 2:00 PM Sunday, October 29, 2017 in Moran & Goebel Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the Oasis Day Center or the Salvation Army.

Arrangements by Moran & Goebel Funeral Home, 2801 N. Monroe Street, Decatur, IL 62526. Share memories and send condolences to the family at

Video Tribute for Larry “Moses” F. White:

Celebration of Life Memorial Service
October 29, 2017
2:00 pm
Moran & Goebel Funeral Home
2801 North Monroe Street Decatur, Il 62526
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  1. Thanks robin. We certainly have enjoyed the last couple months at Grace Methodist. Years ago that was moses Church of choice so that's where we returned it when the time presented itself. I look forward to continuing to see the familiar and friendly faces at Grace United thanks for taking the time to recognize my dear friend

  2. My condolences to his family and friends. I had recently met Moses when he visited Grace United Methodist Church. He seemed like such a sweet soul and his smile would definitely light up the room! Wish I had had more time to get to know him. My prayers and sympathy to all of his family and friends.

  3. No matter how hard they tried no one was ever able to fill your shoes either Donna. You were awful special lady to him. Thanks for all of your love, concern and care that you gave him.

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