My dear sweet cousin. I have just learned of your sickness and passing. My heart is broken. When we were young you were my partner in crime. Oh, the stories we had and the laughter. We had the best of times. Words cannot express how much your laughter will be remembered. It was truly uplifting. You hold a special place in my heart. God bless your family in this very sad time.
Rhonda Hutson Kilgore , Whitwell TN
It was with great sadness and sorrow that I just learned of Larry's illness and of his passing. I still remember the times when Larry and his Dad would go to the lake with my family, all the fun and laughter we shared.Those are the kind of things he will be remembered for-making people smile and bringing laughter in their lives. He leaves a treasure trove of memories. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Linda Hutson, Fall Branch, tn
Larry was ALWAYS a cheerful guy at work, even after his diagnosis. He would stop people in the aisle, and encourage them to go and get a physical. When he first started at Fairfax, his crazy 'Einstein' hair would always make me smile. God Rest Ye Soul, good fellow.
RIP Larry, You're "marching with the angels" now. Thoughts and prayers to the family.
Kemo London, the Royal Lancers Drum & Bugle Corps
I am so proud to be Larry's sister. I will forever cherish the last two and a half years we had together, especially the last four days. Thank you Cheryel for allowing me to be part of both your lives those precious
last days, you made me feel welcome and helpful.
Larry the things you taught us are part of your legacy and your gifts to us. You taught us love and devotion
not to just your loved ones, but to friends human and canine, and especially to Cheryel. You taught us compassion and giving of yourself through your years with Special Olympics, you taught us humility,
you were always so thankful for the support of friends, family or even a stranger and you always made everyone feel very welcome, valued and appreciated. You taught us passion and commitment, whether it was cycling, biking, making sure all the screws where in a straight line, that all things were in prefect
running order and we saw that passion the way you work in your "bucket list" the last two years.
You taught us courage, determination and a zest for life, the way you faced and fought your horrible disease, you are a true hero. And you taught us grace and forgiveness that all things should be made right and forgiven.
You were a wonderful teacher and student, and when you had taught us all so much the bell rang and
it was time to go "home". I can hear the thunder of those "pipes" as you arrived at the pearly gates,
and you were greeted with "welcome home". So when I look up at the stars in the sky on a beautiful night I'll be reminded of what a wonderful caring Brother and human being you were. Larry, you will be missed so deeply (more than you could have known), but you will never be forgotten, you have lefta precious example for us to share.
Love forever, Carole
Larry was a very sweet and polite man. We were blessed to have crossed paths with him and his family. May the Lord continue to use this family in great ways.
My thoughts and prayers are with Cheryel and all. Great memories of Larry will always live on!
You will be missed!! Loved seeing you at MBFand Ducky! The world has lost a great person! big hugs to you Cheryel and your family During these tough times!-Elizabeth*mbf staff*
Larry will be missed. I enjoyed working with Larry.
I've only known Larry for about a year and can't say I knew him well. What drew me to him was his positive attitude during the most difficult time of his life. He was truely an inspiration. I can only hope that I can be half the man he was when my time comes. May you rest in peace Larry.
Larry has been an inspiration to all of us. The example he set is a lesson learned on how we want to face Lifes challenges. His courage, sense of humor and care for others is a testament to the good man he was. The pictures tell such a wonderful story of his zest for life and living each day to its fullest. Happy memories of a son, brother, husband, Dad and Grandpa.....loving his family and his life. May God fold you in his grace and bring you comfort and peace.
May the love and strength that Larry possessed carry you through your grief and all those dearest to you and Larry. When I met you and Larry on Ragbrai, I knew what a special bond you both had for each other. I am so sorry it was way too short for you both. I will forever admire Larry's positive outlook on life and the strength for which he possessed. And may you find comfort knowing many friends are thinking of you as you grieve and wish you God's peace.
Cheryl, Larry is no longer suffering. You were a wonderful wife, and a great comfort to him. It was an honor to know both of you. Menorah Pain Mgt
We are so thankful to have gained Larry as a friend in our lives. We are just so sad that it was not for a long enough time. Cheryel and Ducky, we will be there for anything you need. You will be in our thoughts and prayers, and Larry will be in our memory forever. Mike and Judy Moore
THE ROAD TRAVELLED
As a biker, we are unique
The open road is what we seek
The camaraderie of our brothers, our friends
Knowing they'll be there
'Til the very end
I only knew Larry for a short time riding with him on a Gail's HOG ride. I admired his positive attitude and courage to enjoy life in spite of the disease.
Larry was a wonderful spirit. We in the laboratory at Encompass feel blessed to have known him and to be a part of his valiant efforts over the past year and a half especially. To Cheryel, our thoughts and prayers are with you (and Ducky). So glad you were there for him till the end.
My condolences to Cheryl and other family members. Larry, you left too soon. I remember small kindnesses that you did for me such as turning around to check on this slow bike rider. You were kind and generous. I'm glad I knew you.
I am so sad to know I will not see my wonderful neighbor working in his yard, on his motor cycle, or playing frisbee with his dog in the park any more. I will always miss his friendly wave and smile.
God Bless you both. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
So sad to hear about Larry. Only knew him a short while, but remember my first ride with he and Cheryel during a chapter ride to Parkville, MO. I'm in Florida now and unable to attend the services but my prayers and thoughts are with you.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you!
Larry was a wonderful person...very kind and considerate of others. I am so glad I got to know him. When I first met him he had this long beard...he reminded me of a mad scientist ! Cheryel , good friend , I am here for you if you need a shoulder to lean on. RIP Larry .
I chose you to be my lover, my partner and my best friend today, tomorrow and always.
You were my springtime, my hope, my joy. You were everything good and true.
I am honored to have spent 7 1/2 years with you, and blessed to have wrapped my arms around you when you took your last breath.
Love you always,
Cheryel (aka your angel)