Virgil 'Rex' Larkey

Virgil “Rex” Larkey, 85, of Roanoke, IN, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, at 8:45 p.m. at Canterbury Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, in Fort Wayne.

Mr. Lakey served his country in the United States Air Force. He worked at Transport Motors in Fort Wayne for 24 years before becoming a private contractor. He was a reserve for the Huntington County Sheriff Department. He was a past commander at the American Legion Post 160 of Roanoke.

He was born June 25, 1933, in Shelbyville to John and Lucille Scutter Larkey. He married Mary Deemer on June 8, 1957, in Jonesboro, and she survives.

Additional survivors include a daughter, Tami (Leon) Hurlburt, of Huntington; a son, Mike (Kelly) Larkey, of Roanoke; four brothers, Jerry Larkey and Randy (Debbie) Larkey, both of Roanoke; John (Pam) Larkey, of Whitley County; and Dan (Jean) Larkey, of Warren; a sister, Barbara (Bob) Covey, of Huntington; four grandchildren, Jacob (Jessica) Hurlburt and Alyssa (Daniel) Scher, both of Huntington; Mikayla Larkey, of Fort Wayne; and Wyatt Larkey, of Indianapolis; and a great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by a son, Mark Larkey.

Calling is Saturday, Dec.15, 2018, from 2 p.m. to  6 p.m. at the Myers Funeral Home Huntington Chapel, 2901 Guilford St., Huntington. A funeral service will be held Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, at 2 p.m. at the funeral home, with Rev. Chris Hayden officiating. Interment will be at the Lancaster Cemetery.

Memorials are to Lewy Body Dementia Association, in care of Myers Funeral Home, 2901 Guilford St., Huntington, IN 46750.

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