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Larry S. Shaner

September 22, 1937 — February 18, 2022

Tipp City, Ohio

Shaner, Larry S

Born September 22, 1937 in Greenville, Ohio. Passed away February 18, 2022 after a courageous battle with COVID-19.  Larry is survived by his wife Sharon Shaner (Manson)Tipp City, Ohio, Son Barry Shaner (Penny) of Myrtle Beach South Carolina, Daughter’s Brenda Shaner (Connie) and Cindy Shaner of Cincinnati, Ohio, Step-Son Doug Manson (Barb), Miamisburg, Ohio and Step- Daughter, Trisha Williams (Don) of Atlanta Georgia, Nennia Seagraves, Mother of his grandchildren, Vandalia, Ohio,  two grandsons Nick Shaner of Oregon and Jason Shaner of South Carolina, two great grandsons Levi Hayslett and Logan Hayslett of Vandalia, Ohio and many other relatives and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife Edith Virginia Shaner (Campbell) and Granddaughter, Diana Hayslett (Shaner).

Larry was the only child of Earnest and Hazel Shaner (Petry). His early years were spent on a farm with his Grandma and Grandpa Petry where his Grandpa taught him the value of hard work and self-reliance.  His Grandpa also taught him, if there is something you haven’t done or don’t know how to do “figure it out”. Sometimes that meant dropping the engine out of a truck for repair or running electric from the house to the barn.  He attended Roosevelt school and played football.  Larry told a story about how he was so little and had bird legs but still got picked first in games because he was so fast.  His teen years were spent in Dayton where his first job was setting pins at a bowling alley to help his single mother pay the bills.  He worked on race cars with his best friend in his spare time.  He credits an older man at one of his first jobs with recognizing his work ethic and problem-solving skills for getting him a spot as a tool maker apprenticeship at NCR.  One of the things that Larry was most proud of (beside his hole in 1 at a local golf course) was that he came from a single parent home, living in government housing to becoming a respected Tool and Die Sales Engineer all over the Midwest. He started and ran a sister company, AFC Stamping for his employer AFC Tool that did business with companies like Honda.  He won a prestigious award from Honda. The award required his team to be on time with deliveries to the minute and be accurate to the millimeter on millions of parts.  Larry retired as the Vice President of AFC. After he retired he played a lot of golf and flipped houses with his brother in law Ron Harshman.

Larry was the proudest of being a good family man.  He deeply loved his family and friends. He was extremely loyal & caring until the very end.  There will be a private family service and he will be laid to rest at Poplar Hill Cemetery.  He will be sadly missed by all who had the opportunity to know and love him but all he taught us, the way he loved us and his legacy will live on.

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