An entrepreneur with a talent for leadership, Larry was a founding partner of Milhouse & Neal, LLP. His vision and strong work ethic continue to be the core principles from which we set all standards within the firm. On December 12, 2012, due to complications from cancer, we lost an incredible man.
Larry continued a tradition in the accounting industry that was passed down from his father Lawrence E. Milhouse, Sr. who began his public accounting career in St. Louis in 1920. In 1927 Mr. Milhouse, Sr. was admitted to the Missouri Bar becoming one of the earliest dual profession Attorney/CPA’s in our State.
Larry graduated from Washington University where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting. He served a three-year apprenticeship under his father after graduation and received his CPA certificate in 1960. He spent his entire CPA career serving private enterprise in the St. Louis metropolitan area culminating in the formation of Milhouse & Neal, LLP in 1985.
Larry retired in 1998 and spent his time traveling with Betty his beautiful wife of 56 years. He was the proud father of three sons and enjoyed spending quality time with his eight grandchildren. Larry was a generous and caring man, he believed in giving back to his community and was an active volunteer and served on the church board. Although Larry had retired from the day-to-day practice he always made an effort to attend the Firm’s Annual Holiday Party and looked forward to socializing and catching up with all of the team members.
All who knew Larry respected his leadership, professionalism, knowledge and abilities as a CPA. Most would say his most admirable traits was that Larry was a man of God and he will be remembered for his love of family, community, and the Firm.
Larry helped build a company based on strong principles and we have continued to grow steadily over the years. We are grateful for Larry’s past leadership and vision that has made Milhouse & Neal not only one of the best places to work in St. Louis, but an acknowledged professional services firm built on integrity and trust. He was indeed the cornerstone of Milhouse & Neal’s legacy and to say, “that Larry is missed” is an understatement.