Mr. Semple was born in Cambridge, MA in 1934 and moved in 1998 from Clinton, CT to Stonecrest in Summerfield, FL. He retired from the Public Health field after 20 years’ service as a Professional Registered Sanitarian and Health Inspector. Larry was a retired U.S Navy Chief Petty Officer with 21 years’ service during the Korean and Vietnam conflicts, including four years with the US Marine Corps as a Fleet Marine Force Medical Corpsman. From 1964 through 1966 he was assigned additional duty as Port Liaison Officer as the contact NCO for the DOD Manned Space Flight operations as part of the Medical Recovery Team for Project Gemini GT 7/6, Gemini Titan 1-2 and the second GT9A Project Space Walk. He was a charter member of the Phillip C. DeLong Marine Corps League, the Stonecrest Veterans Club, American Legion Post #347, Florida Chief Petty Officers Assn. and the D.A.V. Honorary member of the CT Environmental Health Assn. and the Tri-Country Flyfishers. An avid fly fisherman/hunter who enjoyed fly tying, skeet and trap shooting, seven years of tournament bass fishing as well as cooking and nature watercolor painting, a novice golfer who once managed a hole in one. Survivors include his wife of 60 years Beverly (MacKillop) Semple, sons Daniel and David of Land O’Lakes FL. Douglas and his wife Mirjam of Apex, NC. Grandchildren James and MacKenzie Semple. Larry was predeceased by his parents, William and Isabella Semple and brother William Semple, Jr of MA. Memorials may be donated to the Salvation Army in lieu of flowers. Arrangements are under the direction of Baldwin Brothers funeral home, Lady Lake. Burial will be at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell on 3/22/2018 at 10:30 AM.