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John Raleigh Largent, Sr.

John Raleigh Largent Sr. passed away peacefully in his home on December 26th, 2019 at 10:53 A. M.
He was surrounded by his children, family and friends during his last hours of life.  What more can one ask for when we leave this world behind?
He was preceded in death by his father, Benjamin Largent and his Mother Ochel Henderson.  Jack lost his oldest son "Jackie", a sister, Joann, and two brothers, Jim and Denzel, before his own time ended. Their loss saddened his heart. He leaves behind his beloved sister Jeanie, and two brothers, Ronnie and Skeeter.
He has left also his two sons, William Largent ("Billy, put your hat on") and Che' Butler {"Big Time"} whom he loved so deeply.
His beloved daughter "D.I. Darling Girl", Jacqueline Largent, whose smile made him smile.
His granddaughter, "Little Riviera" {that had better put her shoes on}, loyal companion Weirdo...the dog everyone loved to hate, grandson Dustin (D. I. Oodle Doodle) and his great-grandson, "Karderator" {the Captain of the Black Pearl Monster} which always held special places in his heart.
The list of people Papa loved could go on and on...his "Kids"...and so many, many more...I think you all know who you are, and the memories you shared! 
And then there is me, Patti Butler.  The woman lucky enough to have spent the last 45 years singing (off key I might add) The Twelfth of Never by Johnny Mathis to this man.  He endured it, now THAT is love.
The family would like to thank the entire staff of the Wade Park Veterans hospital for everything they did for Jack, in hopes to cure the Cancer within him.
Also the Compassionate Care Home Hospice team for all the kind, respectful service that was given to Jack and his family in their time of need, especially Jessica and Michael who went above and beyond their Call of Duty.  You both were amazing.
And last, but not least, our Family friend Ceclia Rossi and the Hennessy Bagnoli Moore Funeral Home, who with Chi Chi's kindness and owner David Moore's professional and respectful help, in making the last arrangements for Jack's life, a comfortable, loving experience for our family.
Graveside service will be Friday, 12:30 pm at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery.  Please meet at the cemetery by 12:15 pm.
You are invited to hbm-fh.com to view John's tribute wall, offer condolences and share memories.
Please join us for lunch and a celebration of Jack's Life hosted by Mama and Papa Don at Papa Don's Pub 1891 E. Market St. Akron 44305 at 2:00 P. M. 

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A candle was lit in memory of John Largent, Sr.

Kathy Mollenauer Dec 30 2019 12:00 AM

Thank you so very much Deb

Jacqueline Dec 30 2019 12:00 AM

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of John Raleigh Largent, Sr., give you peace, comfort and strength

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of .

US Navy Veteran, John Raleigh Largent, Sr., is A True American Hero God Bless

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13

Cheryl J Skinner,Tri-State Military Museum Dec 29 2019 12:00 AM

John, Jackie's Daddy; thank you for your kindness to me. I enjoyed getting to visit with you during the time Jackie and I worked together. Thank you for your service, Sir. RIP knowing how much your were loved.

To Jackie and the family I am so sorry for your loss.
Debbie Adkins Luther

Debbie Adkins Luther Dec 29 2019 12:00 AM

Jack you will always hold a special place in my heart and Sammy loved you dearly. You were such a pleasant soul and so kind. We will never forget you. God has a wonderful soul in heaven. RIP. Love Sue Russell

Sue Russell Dec 29 2019 12:00 AM

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