Larry Paul Courter U.S. Veteran

March 5, 1934 - December 18, 2012

Larry Paul Courter, M.D., 78, of Jefferson City, passed away Tuesday, December 18, 2012, at his home. He was born March 5, 1934, in Bethany, Missouri, the son of the late Orus Doolin and Mary Gladys (Vinson) Courter. On December 26, 1953, he was united in marriage to Madolyn Craig, who survives at the home. Larry was a 1952 graduate of Bethany High School in Bethany, and a 1962 graduate of the University of Missouri - Columbia where he received his Doctorate of Medicine degree, and trained in the specialty of Radiology. He served in the United States Army from 1954-1956 where he was stationed in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Larry was employed with the Charity Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana from 1962-1963, Research Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri from 1963-1971 and finally St. Mary's Heath Center from 1971-2000 when he retired. He was a very active member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Lohman. He loved tying flies, fly fishing, doing woodworking, traveling and was an avid bicyclist. Along with his wife, he is survived by one son: Kevin Craig Courter and his wife Janna of Fort Collins, Colorado; two daughters: Paula Kay Courter and her husband Deavelin DeMoss of Stanwood, Washington and Pamela Ann Jordan of Jefferson City; one brother: Gary M. Courter and his wife Cindy of Lebanon; one sister: Phyllis Peugh and her husband Harold of Olathe, Kansas; and two grandchildren: Brandon M. Jordan and Graysen Ali Courter. Friends will be received from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, December 28, 2012, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church Lohman. Funeral Services will follow with Rev. Ed Merckel officiating. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are under the direction of HOUSER-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 2613 W. Main St., Jefferson City, MO 65109 (573) 636-3838. Condolences may be left for the family online at

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