Gary Larson

Obituary of Gary Emil Larson

Smethport - Gary Emil Larson, 70, of Smethport, passed away Monday (December 23, 2019) in The Pavilion at BRMC, Bradford.


He was born Dec. 17, 1949 in Kane, a son of Emil Gustav and Anna Mae Wilson Larson.


Mr. Larson attended Smethport Area Schools and Youngsville Schools.


Gary was a roustabout for all his life in the local oil fields.  He also was a lift operator at Holiday Valley in Ellicottville for several years. 

He was a member of the Smethport Senior Center, where he liked to volunteer, and was a member of the Regular Baptist Church of Smethport.


He is survived by: 

One son:  Phillip Alan (Tonya Wilson) Goodwill of Salamanca, NY

One daughter:  Little Angel Goodwill of Otto, NY

Two brothers:  Timothy Larson of Marvindale, PA and James Larson of Warren, PA

One sister:  Sandra Palmer of Zelionople, PA

Six grandchildren

And several nieces and nephews


He was preceded in death by his parents.


Visitation will be held on Friday, Dec. 27, from 10-11AM at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes Inc., 2 Bank St., Smethport, where funeral and committal services will begin at 11AM with the Rev. Jack Gregg, pastor of the Regular Baptist Church, officiating.  Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park, Lafayette, Twp.


Memorials, if desired, may be made to the American Heart Association (  Online condolences may be made at


Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.



10:00 am - 11:00 am
Friday, December 27, 2019
Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes Inc.
2 Bank St.
Smethport, Pennsylvania, United States
814 887-5565

Funeral services

11:00 am
Friday, December 27, 2019
Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Home, Inc
2 Bank St.
Smethport, Pennsylvania, United States
(814) 887-5565
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