Tahlequah Daily Press

January 25, 2013

Larry Allen Minton


PARK HILL — Larry Allen Minton, son of George Allen and Augustine Eva (Mason) Minton, was born on Feb. 6, 1948, in Chicago, Ill., and passed from this life on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, in Park Hill, at the age of 64 years, 11 months and 15 days.

Larry was not only a medical doctor, but also a great musician. He started playing the accordion when he was six years old. When he was seven, Larry played for an audience of 10,000 people at Soldier Field in Chicago. This is when he received his first medal. He continued his learning and practice until he mastered the accordion and no one could teach him beyond. In southern Illinois, he was on the radio and they were surprised that he could read music, but wasn’t able to read to actually read.

After achieving all he could with the accordion, he decided to learn to play guitar. He played in the following bands: The Redhots, Valerie and the Retards, Somebody Groovy, Syntarus and Unwound. He was in many plays in school and singing competitions.  

He married Carol Shriver in 1972 and they were blessed with two children, Jeffrey and Kelly, and he met Connie in 2010 and married her Dec. 26, 2012 – his last wish.

He was a vice president of Pharmaceutical Company. Larry then attended chiropractic school and was going to graduate when he decided to go to medical school.

Larry’s accomplishments include: Wayne State University, Doctor of Medicine, 1991; the Jewish Hospital of Cincinnati– resident of surgery, July 1991 – March 1992; State Board of Healing Arts, September 1992; Staten Island University Hospital of Gyn Endoscopy, Oct. 1995; Management of Common Pelvic Complaints, Lenox Hill, N.Y., 1995; Oklahoma State Board, 1998; Department of Health and Human Services Financing Administration, Dec. 2001

He was preceded in death by his father, George Minton; and numerous aunts and uncles.

Those remaining behind to keep his memory alive are his wife, Connie Minton; and step-grandchildren, Brina Smith and Cherokee Smith, all of the home in Park Hill; son, Jeffrey Minton and wife Daniel of Camp Hill, Pa.; daughter, Kelly Vierling and husband Donny of Springfield, Mo.; grandchildren, Max Oliver, Leon Minton; mother, Augustine Minton of Bellwood, Ill.; sisters, Nancy Ousen and husband Kris of DeKalb, Ill., Karen Schreckengast and husband John of Beaufort, S.C.; his dog and loyal companion, Cowboy; and surviving nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Celebration of Life services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at Roberts/Reed-Culver Chapel, Stilwell, Okla., with Rev. Lauren Welch officiating. Services are under the direction of Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home of Stilwell.

Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Stilwell, Okla., (918) 696-2136