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Kenneth R. Large

August 14, 1932 - July 16, 2014
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Kenneth (Ken) Ray Large passed away Wednesday, July 16th, 2014, while surrounded by his family after a lengthy battle with cancer. Ken was born August 14, 1932 to Obie and Cora Large in Leakey, Texas. The younger brother of Helen, Ken graduated from Knott High School and went straight into the United States Air Force, where he served as a military policeman for 10 years. After being stationed for 3 years at Fairford Royal Air Force Base near Cheltenham, UK, he returned back to his roots in Texas, where he served at both Webb and Lackland Air Force bases. After leaving the Air Force, he tried his hand at various jobs and settled on being...
Kenneth (Ken) Ray Large passed away Wednesday, July 16th, 2014, while surrounded by his family after a lengthy battle with cancer. Ken was born August 14, 1932 to Obie and Cora Large in Leakey, Texas. The younger brother of Helen, Ken graduated from Knott High School and went straight into the United States Air Force, where he served as a military policeman for 10 years. After being stationed for 3 years at Fairford Royal Air Force Base near Cheltenham, UK, he returned back to his roots in Texas, where he served at both Webb and Lackland Air Force bases. After leaving the Air Force, he tried his hand at various jobs and settled on being an engineering assistant at Cap Rock electric for 20 years.

Ken was passionate about chili. A member of CASI (Chili Appreciation Society International), he was instrumental in developing what is now known as "The Ranch". In 1989, in the heat of Texas summer, he volunteered his time digging trenches and laying wire to what would become the main stage at The Ranch in Terlingua, TX with 3 of his close friends. Very well respected and a fierce competitor, Ken served at several different post within the organization, including director.

Ken was preceded in death by his parents, Obie and Cora Large of Big Spring, TX; his sister, Helen Large Thrailkill of Stanton, TX; Niece Fran Scott of Midland, TX, 3rd wife Barbara Large of Odessa, TX and daughter Kimberly Large Carnes of Midland, TX. He is survived by his 4 sons and their families; Kyle Large and wife Kristina of Fort Worth, TX; Kevin Large of Carleon, Wales; Cody Large and girlfriend Debbie of Midland, TX; Drew Large and wife Angie of Midland, TX; 1st wife, Hazel Burgess of Midland, TX; ; 2nd wife Dorothy Large of Midland, TX; step-son and step-daughter Doug and Develan Doss; niece Pat High of Stanton, TX; 5 grandchildren, Kurt and Scott Large of Carleon, Wales, UK; Rian Large and wife Cassie of Midland, TX; Kayleigh Humphries-Large of Midland, TX; Harriet Large of the UK; and two great-grandchildren Hazel and Londyn.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 20th at Ellis Funeral Home from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Memorial service will be held at Ellis Funeral Home in Midland, TX on Monday, July 21, 2014 at 5:00pm with a small reception immediately following the service.

The family wishes to thank Home Hospice of Midland for their love and compassion shown towards dad in his final days. We would also like to recognize the nurses and aids on Ortho/Neuro and Oncology, especially Janet and Glenn, who went above and beyond the standard given. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!!

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"Kyle.. word's can't express the sorrow that we feel at this time.. Ken was a mentor for me in my adolescence years.. Such a great guy and I was blessed to..." Michael Shoemaker (RoundRock)

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