Holy Cross Episcopal Church
201 Kipling Ln
Winter Haven, FL 33884
Celebration of Life
Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019
10:00 AM
Holy Cross Church
201 Kip-ling Lane
Winter Haven, FL
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WINTER HAVEN - Lawrence 'Larry' James Gavin, age 58, of Winter Haven, FL, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, December 21st, 2018 after a brave battle with glioblastoma brain cancer. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, friend, and so much more.
Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on April 16, 1960 to Paul Frances Gavin and Margaret Martha Gavin, he was the youngest of their four children. In 1986, he and his wife, Laura, moved to Winter Haven.
Larry was a welder fabricator at Bartow Machine Works for over 30 years. He was a hard worker who could make or fix anything and was always willing to lend a helping hand to friends and neighbors. His sense of humor was without match until the end, and his ability to make others smile and laugh will never be forgotten. He made the world a brighter, kinder place, and there is simply no combination of words that can express how much he will be missed.
He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Laura Gavin; his two children, Derek and Steph-anie Gavin; his daughter-in-law, Lisa Gavin; his grandson Zachary Lawrence Gavin; his brother, Paul Gavin; his sisters, Virginia Parry and Elaine Hache'; and his dog, Iris.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, February 9th at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Cross Church, 201 Kip-ling Lane, Winter Haven, FL 33884. Reception to follow in parish hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Good Shepherd Hos-pice, 105 Arneson Avenue, Auburndale, FL 33823.
Published in Ledger from Jan. 13 to Jan. 14, 2019
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