Larry D. Kizziar, longtime Ponca City resident, passed away Wednesday, June 28, 2017, doing what he loved most, working on his farm. He was 69 years of age. He was born Aug. 7, 1947 in Pawhuska, the son of Henry James and Ethel Mavis Moore Kizziar.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 8, at Eastern Heights Christian Church with Mark Berry and Danny Cox, pastors, officiating. Burial was held at an earlier date in Masham Cemetery under the care of Grace Memorial Chapel.
Larry attended school in Fairfax and he was a proud 1965 graduate of the Fairfax Red Devils. He married his high school sweetheart, Dottie Culbertson, April 23, 1966, at First Christian Church of Fairfax. In September of 1966, he answered the call from his country and entered the U.S. Air Force serving four years with a tour of duty in Thailand. Upon his honorable discharge, he and Dottie moved to Ponca City. He accepted a position with Rush Metals in Billings. After the birth of their son, Douglas Hugh Kizziar, the family moved to Billings and he worked 26 years at Rush Metals. During the years the family lived in Billings, he served 20 years on the Billings Volunteer Fire Department and the Billings City Council.
He and family joined Billings Christian Church, where they were members for 26 years. Later, he was also a member ofMasham Baptist Church until his retirement when he moved his membership to Eastern Heights Christian Church in Ponca City.
After leaving Rush Metals and moving to Ponca City, he worked for Air System Components for 15 years retiring in August of 2012. After retirement, his enjoyment of life went to a new level when he was able to spend more time working on the Kizziar farm in Pawnee County near Masham, raising Black Angus cattle.
Throughout his life, he also enjoyed bowling on numerous leagues with many friends. He was also an avid quail hunter and a loyal Oklahoma State University supporter.
He is survived by his wife, Dottie, of 51 years; one son, Douglas Kizziar and his wife Shari, of Wichita, Kan.; one granddaughter, Ava; four sisters, Donnis Kizziar, of Fairfax, Doris Sissel and husband James, of Hays, Kan., Loretta Clark and husband Lile, of Ponca City, Joy Miller and husband Billy, of Neosho, Mo.; one brother, Garry Kizziar and wife Dorsey, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
In memoriam, donations may be made to the following organizations in lieu of flowers: Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, 825 NE 13th St., Oklahoma City, OK 73104-9930; omrf.org/donation-form/; American Legion Post #14, 407 West South Avenue, Ponca City, OK 74601; Joseph H. Williams Tallgrass Prairie Preserve, PO Box 458, Pawhuska, OK 74056
Online condolences may be offered at www.gracememorialchapel.net.