God welcomed home his faithful \nservant Francis L. "Crazy Larry" Wilson, Sr. on \nApril 14, 2023. \n\nLarry was born to the late Dorothy M. Dittsworth and \nthe late Francis Wilson on September 3, 1945. He \ngraduated from Altoona High School in 1964. Larry \nserved his country in the US Navy serving on the USS \nRandolph. \n\nLarry came to Butler from Altoona in 1972 to open \nthe Dunkin Donuts. He then spent numerous years \nworking for Shockey Excavating and ended his life's \nwork as a bus driver for the Butler Children's \nCenter where all the children loved their "Mr. \nLarry" as he loved them. As his health failed, he \nspent many hours helping those who needed help and \nloved being with people.\n\nHe is survived by many who cherished his love \nincluding his wife of 57 years, Mary Carol, whom he \nmarried on his 21st birthday, September 3, 1966; his \ntwo sons, Francis "Frank" L., Jr. (Kendra), and \nKenny B. (Terri), his loving niece, Gloria "Dee" \nHouck, and her two sons, D.J. and Tyler; three \nsisters Gloria D. Richards, Debra (Rob) Greene, and \nDolly Cheverria; sister-in-law, Kathy Jo Garland; \ntwo brothers, Ronald, and David (Sharon) Dittsworth. \nHe was dearly loved by his grandchildren, Leah \nMarie, Jessica, Samantha, Keilynn, and Allyshia, and \ntheir children, Kyra, Jocelyn, Jaydin, Colton, \nSpencer, and Talon; many nieces and nephews. He had \na very special loving relationship with his oldest \ngreat-grandson, Kendal Wilson Kerr. \n\nIn addition to his parents, he was preceded in death \nby his in-laws, Herman and Verna Bumgarner; his two \nbrothers, Leon Edward Wilson and Donald Dittsworth.\n\nLarry was a devout Christian whose first thing every \nmorning was spent with his precious Lord and had \nbeen very active for many years at the Mt. Chestnut \nPresbyterian Church. He was a member of the American \nLegion Post #0852 Harrisville. Larry served as \nFranklin Township Supervisor for six years as well \nas Burning Ordinance Officer. He loved doing \nwoodwork and taking care of his yard having built \nthree gardens and two beautiful ponds for his wife. \nHe will be missed by many special and supportive \nfriends. \n\nPer Larry's request, there will be no viewing.\n\nA private celebration of life will be held at the \nconvenience of the family.\n\nArrangements were entrusted to Thompson-Miller \nFuneral Home, Inc., 124 East North Street, Butler, \nPA 16001.