Larry Nyle McGhee
1945 - 2021
March 23, 1945
January 5, 2021
Larry Nyle McGhee

March 23, 1945 - January 5, 2021

Larry Nyle McGhee passed away at his home after a brief battle with brain cancer on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at the age of 75.

Mr. McGhee is predeceased by his parents, Raymond and Myrtle McGhee; brother, Dixon James McGhee; and sister, Grace McGhee England.

Larry is survived by his wife of 53 years, Sara Annette Eddins McGhee. They were married in Troy, AL on November 19, 1967. He is also survived by his daughter, Shannon McGhee Lowery (Allan) and his son Benjamin Nyle McGhee both of Auburn. He treasured his two granddaughters, Sara Noel Lowery and Megan Patricia Lowery.

Mr. McGhee was born in Troy, AL on March 23, 1945. He grew up on a farm in Ariton, AL where his love for tractors began. Larry is a 1963 graduate of Carroll High School in Ozark, AL and went on to graduate from Troy State University in 1968. He served his country in the Alabama National Guard for six years.

Larry began his career as a sales representative for Texaco Oil Company for ten years in Florida and North Carolina. He and Annette moved to Auburn in 1978 where he began his State Farm Insurance Agency of 36 years. After retiring in 2014, he continued to be a 'good neighbor' to his many friends and family.

Larry's passions included restoring old farm tractors, working outdoors, and spending time with his family. He was a member of Auburn United Methodist Church (AUMC) for 42 years where he served in numerous leadership roles.

Memorial gifts may be made to AUMC REACH Community Respite Ministry where Larry served as a greeter (AUMC P.O. Box 3135 Auburn, AL 36831).

An outdoor visitation will be held at 2060 Windway Road in Auburn at Larry's barn on Saturday, January 9, 2021 between 10:30am-12:00pm to commemorate a life well lived.

To plant trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
Published by The Opelika-Auburn News from Jan. 7 to Jan. 8, 2021.
10:30a.m. - 12:00p.m.
Larry's barn
2060 Windway Road, Auburn, Alabama
Funeral services provided by:
Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home
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Jeff and I are saddened to learn of Larry´s death. We enjoyed seeing his smiling face greeting us on Tuesday and Thursday . Prayers go out to His family.
Jeff and Martha Kirkland
January 10, 2021
Larry was so kind. we will miss having him greet us at church. With deepest sympathy to all the family.
Dotty and Ray Cavender
January 9, 2021
You have our deepest sympathy. I have many good memories of my friendship with Larry.
Bill Nave
January 8, 2021
Larry was one of the first business people we met when Cindy and I moved to Alabama in 1978. Not only did he provide good insurance coverage and service, his also became your friend instantly. Again in 2010 when we needed insurance and loan advice for our new, earth-sheltered home, Larry stepped up to the plate with both. He was one of the really good ones - kind, gentle, wise, and caring. We are greatly saddened by his passing. He will be missed!!! Our heartfelt sympathies go out to his family.
Ralph E Mirarchi
January 8, 2021
Such sad news! Larry was one of the finest gentlemen I´ve ever known. He made everyone feel important to him. This community will miss him greatly. I will miss his smile. He never met a stranger, and we coveted his friendship.
Carol Owen
January 8, 2021
Our hearts go out to you and Shannon and Ben. Larry was such a good neighbor to us all the years you were literally right next door.
Caroline Donnelly
January 8, 2021
Larry was a man of character who loved his family, friends and treated his clients as he wanted to be treated. His faith was his compass which he followed daily. Our community has lost a special person.
Rusty Sheehan
January 7, 2021
Larry was one of the kindest, caring, and helpful friends I have ever known. He will be missed. He meant so much to me and my family. I am no longer in Auburn, but I will never forget what he meant to my Daddy in particular and to me. Sending love, blessings and prayers to the family.
Mary Lynn Saidla
January 7, 2021
Larry was always a sweet , mild mannered friend. Russell was always appreciative of his friendship as well
Bob and Fredressa Whittenburg
January 7, 2021
Larry was a good friend. I will miss him .
Gary Loper
January 7, 2021