Larry L. Twitchell, MGen USAF, Ret., “Headed West” on June 21, 2022.

Retired Air Force Major General Larry Twitchell of Placida, Florida passed away on June 21, 2022 at Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Sarasota, Florida. Larry was born on August 26, 1943 in Romulus Michigan. He was preceded in death by his parents, John L Twitchell, Alice Bouts Twitchell, and son Jon.

Upon Larry’s graduation from Michigan in 1965, he enlisted in the Michigan Air National Guard. He received a commission in 1966 and joined the Air Force Reserve in 1982. After a series of promotions, he attained the rank of Major General in 1999. He had many assignments all over the world, including several years as the Chief of the U.S. Military Training Mission in Saudi Arabia and as U.S. Defense Representative to Saudi Arabia. He retired in 2007 after 42 years with the Air Force.

He married Pamela McCartney Twitchell formerly of Monticello on April 22,2021. She survives.

He is survived by his son Lee, daughter-in-law Tami, grandson Jon (Nikki), granddaughter Stephanie (John) Leavelle, and six great-grandchildren.

A graveside service with Military Rites was held on July 5, 2022, at the Monticello Township Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Tunnel to Towers. Condolences may be sent to the family at

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