Larry Bacon, 59, of Midway, departed this life on July 15, 2013, after a long illness.
He was a member of St. Mark AME Church in Townsend. Larry was educated in the public school system and attended Liberty High School in Midway. He was a member of the marching band where he played the trumpet.
After graduating high school in 1972, he moved to Atlanta and attended Bell +Howell Technical College where he studied electronics. While in college he worked at the Sheraton Hotel. He was joined in holy matrimony on June 7, 1975, to Carolyn L. Baker. They were blessed with three sons.
He joined the United States Army and went to basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C. Upon completion of basic training, he completed advanced individual training. His military career afforded him and his family the opportunity to travel extensively to destinations such as Korea, Hawaii and Germany, as well as many stateside locales. He retired from the Unites States Army in 1995 as a 20-year veteran.
He worked for the South Carolina State Prison in Ridgeland for a short time. In 1996 he traveled to Iraq as an overseas contractor for Lear Siegler Services, Inc. His contract work lasted for several years.
He was a member of Bakers Masonic Lodge, American Legion 321 and Disabled American Veterans. In his spare time he loved to write poetry and play the trumpet.
His memory will be cherished forever by his loving and devoted wife, Mrs. Carolyn L. (Baker) Bacon; three sons, CW3 Keith D. Bacon (Sonya) of El Paso, Texas, Kevin L. Bacon of Midway and Kristain J. Bacon of El Paso; four grandchildren, Kiera, Ta'Laiyjah, Ke'Nia and Keith Jr; his mother, Visia Bacon-Hunt (Troy Sr.) of Midway; two brothers, Carl Bacon of Midway and Troy Hunt Jr. of Bismark, Texas; three sisters, Beverly Edward(George) of Hinesville, Sandy Lucky of Hinesville and Bonnie Mack of Midway; his father, Ulysses Richardson (Yvonne) of Hinesville; three uncles, Amos Bacon Jr. (Bessie) of Hinesville, Leroy Bacon of Midway and Richard Bacon of Midway; two aunts, Martha Jones of Tampa, Fla., and Alma Walthour of Brooklyn, N.Y.; two great-aunts, Susan Ann Walthour of Midway and Rosa Bell Turner of Richmond Hill; one brother-in-law, James T. Baker (Helen) of Hinesville; five sister-in- laws, Elizabeth Baker-Horne of Trenton, N.J.; Viola S. Ivy, Annie L. Johnson, Ethel L. Baker, all of Miami, Fla., and Letha Singleton (Donald) of Richmond Hill; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and sorrowing friends.
His viewing will be from 1-5 p.m. Friday, July 19, at Dorchester Funeral Home in Midway. The wake will be from 6-7 p.m.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 20, at St. Peter's AME Church, 5394 E. Oglethorpe Highway in Midway. His body will be placed in the church at 10 a.m. for viewing until the hour of the service. The Rev. Debbie Neal will preside and The Rev. James Minor will deliver the eulogy.
Interment will be in St. Peter's AME Church Memorial Gardens.
Dorchester Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.
Dorchester Funeral Home
7842 E Oglethorpe Highway
Midway, GA 31320
Published in Coastal Courier from July 18 to July 25, 2013