Growing up on a farm and serving in the military taught Larry Willhoite the value of hard work, as well as giving him the skills he would later use in a career working in maintenance.
Born east of Brooksburg near Madison, Ind., Larry is the third child of Ethel and Clayton Willhoite. He has two brothers, Bob and Rick, and a sister, Rose.
His father was a farmer, raising tobacco on his 130-acre farm. He also raised horses, cows, pigs and chickens, and grew hay and a large garden. His mother was a housewife, taking care of the children and the home.