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Larry A. Voyles

Larry A. Voyles
Larry A. Voyles
- April 16, 2018

Larry A. Voyles, age 74 of Belle Fourche passed away peacefully on April 12, 2018 at the Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls with his children at his side.

He was born June 25, 1943 in Mitchell, SD to Robert S. and Joyce A. (Sharpe) Voyles. He graduated from Belle Fourche High School in 1961. While in High School he participated in Marching Band as a flaming baton twirler and received first place awards in woodworking. He attended technical school in Denver, CO and was also certified as a Chrysler Transmission Mechanic.

He was married to Sandy Verry on December 21, 1963. To this union, four children were born. He served two tours in the US Navy as a Machinist Mate on the USS Taussig during the Vietnam War.

He enjoyed building anything that could go fast; on the road, drag strip or water and enjoyed many building projects with his kids and grandkids. He also enjoyed hunting and competitive shooting; including trap shooting and precision rifle shooting.

A perfectionist in his crafts, Larry loved working with his hands whether it was building race cars, gun stalks, furniture or boats; or baking. His skills included auto body restoration, custom car builds and upholstery. Many of his custom cars and restorations received multiple awards ranging from Best in Paint to Best in Show. Some of these cars were featured in Kit Car magazine and Car Craft magazine.

If you couldn't find him in his shop, at the coffee shop visiting with friends and cracking jokes, or at the bowling alley; he was probably on the lake fishing for walleye. If anyone wanted to tag along to the lake, he was always willing and ready to take you waterskiing until your legs were like 'jello' or try to give you a thrill by how fast the boat could go.

He is preceded in death by his father, Robert; his brother, Jon, and his daughter, Dixie.

He is survived by his mother, Joyce; his brother, Robert (Margaret), his children: Larry (Shari), Jon (Amy) and Jenny (Mark); and six grandchildren: Eric (Kate), Darin (Melissa), Sadye, Logan, Brooke and Erika.

Visitation will be Thursday, April 19, 2018 from 5 to 7 PM at Kline Funeral Chapel in Belle Fourche. Services will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 4 PM at Kline Funeral Chapel with Patty Helmer Aurand officiating. Burial to follow at Pine Slope Cemetery in Belle Fourche.

An online guest book is available at klinefuneralchapel.com

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Address: 1612 Junction Avenue, Suite #1
Sturgis, SD 57785