Larry  Gildersleeve
Larry Gildersleeve was born in Danville, Ill., August 10, 1937. He was the oldest of four boys born to Harold Gildersleeve and Clara Neighbor.
His parents preceded him in death, as did his brothers Raymond and Donald.
He is survived by his brother, Charles.
In 1963, he married Denyse Craycraft from Perrysville, Ind., They were able to spend 55 years together. She survives him.
They had two children, Renee Shaffer and Michael Gildersleeve. He also was loved by four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Larry served in the U.S. Army during the Berlin Crisis and was honorably discharged.
He worked for National Cash Register as a repair technician for 35 years before retiring to Haines City, Fla., in 2001.
He was a good Christian and spent time at Danville Lutheran Church as an usher, ombudsman and served on the cemetery board. They attended Grace Lutheran Church in Winterhaven until his death.
In retirement, he and his wife were able to travel abroad and enjoy spending time with family and friends.
The family requests any donations be made in lieu of flowers to the National MS Society at
Published on October 31, 2019


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Pierre and Jane Francois
Nov 07, 2019
Our heartfelt condolences for your loss. We have wonderful memories of fun family get togethers filled with good food, laughter and tears. May your hearts be filled with peace at this
difficult time.
Pierre and Jane Francois
Robert Adolph
Nov 02, 2019
Denise and children, I am so sorry about your loss of Larry and your Dad.
I worked with him at NCR from 1970-1996. He was an excellent man to know and work with.