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Dr. Larry R. Good

December 6, 1940 ~ June 23, 2018 (age 77)

Dr. Larry R. Good

Dr. Larry R. Good, 77, Hays, passed away suddenly on June 23, 2018 at HaysMed.

He was born December 6, 1940 in Hutchinson, Kansas the son of Chester Good, Vera (Fast) Good Grubbs, and Glen Grubbs.  He was a 1958 graduate of Hugoton High School, a 1963 graduate of Fort Hays State University with degrees in biology and chemistry, and a 1967 graduate of the UMKC School of Dentistry.  While a student at FHSU, he served as President of the Student Body.  On June 23, 1967 he married Suzanne Doris Soard in Kansas City, Missouri, and they celebrated forty-four years of marriage before she preceded him in death on July 8, 2011.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving as a dental officer at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Camp Pendleton, San Diego, CA, and a tour of duty as a dental officer detached to An Thoi, Vietnam with the Swift Boats.

Dr. Good was a member of the First United Methodist Church and was an usher for 46 years.  Other memberships include the Optimist Club, Rotary Club, life member of the Hays VFW and American Legion, American Dental Association, Kansas Dental Association, and Golden Belt Dental Society.  He was a USD 489 school board member from 1984 until 1992, where he served as board President.  He was an avid supporter of baseball and the Hays Baseball Association and he practiced dentistry in the U.S. Navy and the city of Hays for 51 years.  Larry loved going to Wyoming and Montana to enjoy fly fishing, and he was life member of Trout Unlimited and Federation of Fly Fishers.

Survivors include a son; Jeffrey Good of Overland Park, KS, two daughters; Gretchen Good McIlnay and husband Brad of Leawood, KS, and Heather Good Holmes and husband Steven of Parkville, MO, eight grandchildren; Charlotte, Ted, Maeve, and Peter McIlnay, Agatha and Farrah Holmes, and step-granddaughters; Genevieve and Ava Holmes.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Suzanne.

A Celebration of Larry’s life will be at 10:00 am on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at the First United Methodist Church, 305 W. 7th Street, Hays, with Reverend Mike Rose officiating.  Burial with military honors by the Hays VFW Honor Guard will follow in the Mt. Allen Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until 8:00 on Tuesday at the Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine Street, and from 9:00 am until service time on Wednesday at the church.  Memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church or to the FHSU Foundation, in care of the funeral home.  Condolences and memories of Larry may be shared with the family at

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