Larry Thomas Michie
Larry Thomas Michie

April 26, 2021

Larry Thomas Michie, 77, of Roanoke, Virginia, was called to his Heavenly Home on Monday, April 26, 2021, to join his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ in eternal life.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas R. Michie Jr. and Elizabeth Smarr Michie.

Larry is survived by his devoted wife of 55 years, Carol Anne Locke Michie; sons, Mark T. Michie (Dana) and Scott A. Michie (Anne); grandchildren, Rachael Lilly, Karen, Thomas, Olivia, Andrew, and Ian; great-grandchildren, Max, Emma, Eli, and Sonny; brothers, Wayne R. Michie and Bruce R. Michie (Yvonne); devoted cousin, Sharon A. Ralston; and many other nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Larry was a 1962 graduate of William Byrd High School where he lettered in football and baseball. He pursued further studies at Roanoke College and the University of North Carolina.

Larry was a veteran of the United States Air Force and served in Vietnam with the 554th Red Horse Squadron in 1968 to 1969.

Larry was dedicated to his family. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who shared countless memorable events with all family members over the years. He was especially devoted to his grandchildren and often enjoyed their company in special weekend sleepovers.

Larry was a man of many aptitudes and interests who touched the lives of others. He was known for his kindness, quick wit, and generous sense of humor.

He was a successful businessman who served both corporate and individual clients with a degree of professionalism and personal concern. Such was his attention to their needs that many of his clients became lifelong friends. He was an independent broker owning the Michie Agency. He also served in leadership roles in many civic and professional organizations.

Larry was a voracious reader with an encyclopedic knowledge of history, politics, economics, and selected sports. He enjoyed many interesting discussions with his brothers and friends, including his good friend and colleague, Dr. James Sargent.

Larry loved to travel and made several trips throughout the United States, the United Kingdom, Western Europe, and Mexico with family members.

Larry was an avid sports fan, with a special interest in early to mid-20th century baseball and football history. It was widely known that he had collected memorabilia, made personal visits and shared correspondence with many historic sports personalities. He especially enjoyed the opportunity to host a visit to Roanoke by the baseball icon, Mickey Mantle.

He also enjoyed playing golf and shared many experiences with his sons attending tournaments and playing at many historic courses such as Scotland, West Virginia, St. Andrews, and Oakmont.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 30, 2021, at St. Elias Maronite Catholic Church on Cove Road in Roanoke with Father Rodolph Wakim officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Burial Park with Military Honors. The family will receive visitors one hour prior to the service at the church. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.oakeys.com.

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Published by Roanoke Times on Apr. 28, 2021.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
Apr
30
Visitation
10:00a.m. - 11:00a.m.
St. Elias Maronite Catholic Church
Cove Road, Roanoke, Virginia
Apr
30
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11:00a.m.
St. Elias Maronite Catholic Church
Cove Road, Roanoke, Virginia
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So sorry for your loss. Larry was a great guy, always with a smile and kind word. I enjoyed working with him, as he was always willing to listen. Sad to hear of his passing.
Sam Clements
May 1, 2021
Carol, Scott and Mark:
I'm so sorry to hear of Larry's passing. As you know Larry, as all of you, are very special to me. Our relationship extended far beyond work. Larry was, and remains, an extraordinary individual, unlike anyone I've known. I will miss him greatly and will never forget him.
Best Wishes,
Lonnie
Lonnie Paster
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April 29, 2021
Many years ago, Larry helped my small business get group health insurance. We were then very small, and only covering 2 people. I often wondered how someone could work so diligently for (then) just 2 people. It turned out, before too long, I had a surprise medical emergency. I felt his getting us signed up with the health insurance saved my bacon financially. I suspect without it and his work for us, I would have been paying substantial medical bills for a very long time. Over the years, he continued to help us for some time. More even than that, I thoroughly enjoyed his visits, getting to know him, and our friendship over the years. Larry was a great guy. May be rest in the eternal peace of the Lord. My prayers and sympathy to his family in your loss.
Jerry Guzi
April 29, 2021
Carol Ann, I´m so saddened by the loss of your husband and send you my sincere condolences. I will pray for the repose of Larry´s soul and for you and your family. God bless you and your family.
Susan Westfall
April 29, 2021
I am so sorry about Larry. I hope that God blesses him and helps you through this terrible time.
Pat Marraccini
April 29, 2021
Carol I´m so sorry for your loss, I enjoyed talking with you both and meeting your husband at our last class reunion, prayers coming your way now and days ahead.
Linda l Smith
April 28, 2021
My heart goes out to your family during your time of loss. Please reach out if there is anything that I can do to help.
Mary Edwards
April 28, 2021
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April 28, 2021