John Arthur Large, age 62, of Battle Creek, MI born March 12, 1954, passed away on Monday, July 11, 2016 from natural causes. He spent the majority of his life around automobiles in multiple facets. The last 35 in the Detroit area in many positions selling, managing, and purchasing used autos. He enjoyed his work, the people he worked with, his family, and his dog, Milo. He is survived by his loving wife, Eileen Large; his son, Brian Elock; and three grandchildren, John, Maddie, and Ariana Elock. He is also survived by his mother, Jacquelynn Nelson of Augusta, MI; father, Arthur "Bud" Large of Englewood, FL; sisters, Collynn Pearl, Sally Uldriks, and Sandra Wood.