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John Larry Rovetto, Ret. -

John Larry Rovetto, Ret.
CW4 John Larry Rovetto took his final flight from this world to the next on June 17. He was in Belton, Texas.

John's takeoff was overseen by Jo, his beautiful bride of 55 years, his family and friends.

John Larry was born in Clayton, Idaho to John and Hannah Hill Rovetto, November 15, 1934.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Roland Rovetto of Clayton.

John enlisted in the United States Army in 1953, attended Warrant Officer Candidate School, and rose to the rank of CW4 in the United States Army. While on active duty he served in Korea, attended two tours of duty in Vietnam and posted to numerous positions throughout Europe, Africa and Saudi Arabia. He has been awarded the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, The National Defense Medal, The Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Fourteen Air Medals, The Army Commendation Medal, The Meritorious Service Medal, The Vietnam Service Medal with Three Bronze Stars and Two Purple Hearts. John retired from the U.S. Army in 1975 after 22 years of service. He then began a second career as a private pilot for Odell Geer Construction Company for whom he worked until his retirement in 2000.

All of his friends and family considered him the "Go To Guy" for any situation.

He was a proud member of the DAV, VFW, American Legion, AOPA, Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association, The Army Aviation Association and the Temple Aero Modelers Club.

John Larry is survived by his loving wife Jo; sons Mike and his wife Jay, Marty, Jeff and his wife Tina; daughter Angela and her husband Rob Colvard; brothers Michael and Gary, his wife Katie; sister-in-law Joyce; nephews Dennis and his wife Denise, Bud and Ron; grandchildren Keriden, David, Sara, Tony, Millie, Jeff Jr., Joshua, Jacob, Jessica, Jolie, Chris; many great-grandchildren and many friends whom he considered family.

A celebration of his life will be held at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery at a date to be announced.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Scott & White Hospice Program, 5701 Airport Road, Temple, Texas 76504.

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