Robert D. “Mike” Larkin


Age 80, of Hillsboro, died Sunday morning, September 11, 2005 at his residence.  He was born on August 3, 1925, in Hillsboro, the son of the late Clarence S. “Mike” and Frances (Puckett) Larkin.  He was a member of the Hillsboro First United Methodist Church and attended St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Hillsboro.  He was a 1949 graduate of Miami University, and was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict, and remained active in the Air Force Reserve, achieving the rank of Lieutenant Colonel before his full retirement in 1984.  He was a member of the  Buckeye Wing Association.   Mike was an avid golfer, and was very proud to be the fifth generation in his family to live on the Larkin Family Farm.  On November 7, 1993, he married his wife Peggy, in McMinnville, Tennessee, who survives.  He is also survived by two daughters, Sue (Art) Honeycutt of Leesburg, and Lisa (Dann) Wharton of Hillsboro, a step-son, Eric Elwell of Columbus, a sister Harriett Hagley of Chillicothe, an aunt Virginia Norvell of Wilmington, and three grandchildren, Ryan Wharton of Cincinnati, Drew Wharton of Hillsboro and Josh Honeycutt of Leesburg.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara Larkin in May, 1987.   Funeral services for Mr. Larkin will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, September 15, 2005 at the Hillsboro First United Methodist Church.  Pastor Chuck Shonkwiler, Pastor John Fitzgerald and Rev. Charles Wilson will officiate.  Burial with military honors will follow at the Hightop Cemetery in Samantha.  Friends may call from 4:00 until 8:00 pm. on Wednesday, September 14, 2005 at the Turner & Son Funeral Home in Hillsboro.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Hillsboro First United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 133 East. Walnut Street, Hillsboro, Ohio 45133 or the St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Memorial Fund, 234 North High Street, Hillsboro, Ohio 45133.    For more information or to send condolences to the family please visit