Larry James Tong, 73, of Haverhill, Kan., died Dec. 30, 2012 at his home. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Kirby-Morris Funeral Home. Interment will follow the services in the Leon Cemetery. Wisitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Kirby Morris Funeral Home.
Mr. Tong was born May 16, 1939 in Leon, the son of Francis and and Willie Marie Tong. He grew up in Leon. For more than 38 years he was a supervisor at Boeing Aircraft. After retirement he taught school at the Wichita Technological Institute for several years. On Feb. 13, 1971 he was married to LuElla Bliss in Wichita. He was a member of the Leon Masonic Lodge and served his country with the National Guard.
Surviving family include his wife, LuElla of the home; sons, Tim James Tong of Oxford, Kan., Larry Michael Tong of Winfield, Larry James II, Tong of El Dorado, Larry Dale Holmes of Augusta, Ernest Holmes of Wicchita and Donald Holmes of Texas; daughters, Debbie Gordon of Wichita and Florence Hoover of Potwin; brother, Elza Allen Tong of Leon; sisters, Billie Ullom of Missouri and Bonita Johnson of Jetmore; 13 grandchildren; and 18 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, one brother and his parents.
Memorial established with either the Leon Senior Citizens Center or Hospice. Contributions may be left at the Kirby-Morris Funeral Home who is assisting the family.