Larry J. Childress

PFAFFTOWN - Mr. Larry J. Childress, 59, of Pfafftown went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2007, at his home. He was born Sept. 5, 1947, to the late Robert Reed and Virginia Harrell Childress. Mr. Childress was a member of Mount Tabor United Methodist Church, where at one time he was a member of the United Methodist Men's Fellowship. Racing was his life and joy. He was associated with NASCAR for the last 25 years in many different aspects. He also was affiliated with RCR Promotions and most recently with Childress Properties. He was an avid motorcyclist and loved the outdoors. He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Judy C. Childress, of the home; a son, Larry C. Childress, and wife, Tia, of King; two grandchildren, Carter Jackson Childress, 2 years old, and Avery Michelle Childress, 4 months old, whom he adored; two sisters, Linda Cline and husband, Thomas, of Cherokee and Becky Hodge and husband, Johnny, of Winston-Salem; two brothers, Richard Childress and wife, Judy Kay, of Lexington and Ronnie Childress and wife, Debbie, of Winston-Salem, many, many cherished friends and a very special companion, his dog Angel. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel, with the Rev. Richard W. Payne officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Tabor United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Jan. 5, at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Victory Junction Gang Camp, 4500 Adam's Way, Randleman, NC 27317.

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Published by Winston-Salem Journal from Jan. 4 to Jan. 5, 2007.
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Thank you Jennie, for keeping our beloved Uncle Larry's guestbook open. I know his sister (my mom, Linda Cline) also is greatfull . He is missed daily by all he has touched in his life. Our love and prayers still go out to Judy, Larry Clay and his family.
LeAnn Moser
February 6, 2009
Im very sorry for the loss about a person will always be remember our prays go out to the Childress Family . From Darrell E. Childress And Wife Pamela Childress, MY Kids Frances, Samatha, Heather, Pamela L, Tabitha, Darrell Jr.
Darrell E. Childress
January 29, 2009
I think about Judy and her family often. I know you miss Larry. I pray for your sorrowed hearts to be lighten but your memories to be shared.
Lynn ( Howell) Shields
January 18, 2009
Uncle Larry, another holiday has come and gone without you. I keep thinking it will get easier with time, but it doesn't seem to be. It only seems to get harder. Not a day goes by that I don't think about you. You are a big part of my life. We all love you and miss you dearly.
Jennie White
December 2, 2008
LARRY,EVERYDAY I THINK OF YOU AND JUST PRAY YOU ARE HELPING MAMA LOOK OVER ALL OF US STILL HERE.WE MISS YOU AND LOVE YOU AND WILL SEE YOU AGAIN AND MAMA AND ALL OUR LOVED ONES THAT HAVE GONE HOME TO SEE OUR WONDERFUL SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST.
TO JUDY AND LARRY CLAY AND FAMILY WE THINK OF YOU OFTEN AND PRAY FOR COMFORT TO YOU ALL FOR THE LOSS OF LARRY(HUSBAND,FATHER, AND GRANDFATHER).I MISS HIM AS A SISTER, BUT KNOW HE IS IN THE HANDS OF OUR LOVING FATHER AND SAFE NOW.
LOVE,LINDA
LINDA CLINE
January 15, 2008
I'M SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS,IF THEY'RE IS ANY THING I CAN DO LET ME KNOW.
TAMMY QUEEN
January 14, 2008
BRIAN ATWOOD
January 14, 2008
Uncle Larry... A year has passed without you here. It has been an extremely difficult year, but I know that you have been looking over all of us and are in a better place. You are truly missed. I wish you were here to see Kyndall, Carter and Avery growing up and learning new things. I just keep looking at the pictures of you and Kyndall when she was born. You were so proud... I'm glad I was able to be a close part of your life. I love you and miss you.
Jennie White
January 14, 2008
My deepest sympathy to Mr Childress' wife and family. I recently met Ronnie and Debbie in NC. My sister in law lost her husband in June of last year and I know what she has been going thru. My name is Brenda Cheek and my husband is Buddy Cheek. May God be with you every day and hold you tightly in his hands.
Brenda Cheek
January 13, 2008
I did not know Larry, but I share a love of NASCAR and the racing community with him. Currently, I am enrolled in the Motorsports Vehicle Technology Program and, upon completion, I hope to have a career in this field. My heartfelt condolences go out to his wife and children and all of the Childress family.
Scott Miles
January 13, 2008
I just learned about the passing of Larry Childress today when I met Ronnie & Debbie Childress. My sincere sympathy goes out to Ronnie and Debbie, to Richard and his family & to all of Larry's family. I lost my husband suddenly in June of 2007, and I know how difficult it is to go on without your husband so Larry's wife is in my thoughts and prayers. Ronnie & Debbie are two of the nicest people I have ever met. God bless you all.
Linda White
January 12, 2008
Uncle Larry,
I just want you to know there has not been a day go by that I haven't missed you and thought of you. I know I didn't get to spend much time with you, but I never stopped caring for you. I know you are free from all the burdens and are at peace now. God Bless you!!! I love you.
LeAnn Moser
January 11, 2008
Darrell Childress
January 6, 2008
It's almost been a year since I held you in my arms, my love. You were my world. I lived for you. I know you listened to my words, but I don't believe you ever knew just how very much I loved you. I finally realized I couldn't save you. And, I am coming to grips with that little by little. My one prayer...my one hope...is that you no longer have the pain and misery you suffered with for so long. God ended your suffering and took you home. Praise God for his forgiveness and compassion.
Your loving wife, Judy
December 28, 2007
Yesterday was our first Thanksgiving without you. Nikki and I talked about having to fight you for the last of Nanny's dressing... I kept expecting to walk into the living room and seeing you snoozing away on the couch. I miss you and love you Uncle Larry!
Jennie White
November 23, 2007
To the readers of this guestbook:
For those of you who know me, you know how much uncle larry meant to me, and I felt I needed to do something in his honor. I have adopted a 2 mile stretch of road in Honor of my uncle Larry through the adopt-a-highway program. We will be performing roadside cleanup four times a year. If you are interested in helping, please contact me via email for more information. As of today, I do not have any dates scheduled, but will be scheduling one soon.

[email protected]
Jennie White
September 20, 2007
Today would have been your 60th birthday. We all miss you each and every day. I love you uncle larry!
Jennie White
September 5, 2007
I know your life
On earth was troubled
And only you could know the pain.
You weren't afraid to face the devil,
You were no stranger to the rain.
Go rest high on that mountain
Son, your work on earth is done.
Go to heaven a shoutin'
Love for the Father and the Son.
Oh, how we cried the day you left us
We gathered round your grave to grieve.
I wish I could see the angels faces
When they hear your sweet voice sing.
Go rest high on that mountain
Son, your work on earth is done.
Go to heaven a shoutin'
Love for the Father and the Son.


It was sad not having you at Nanny's for lunch a few weeks ago. I expected you to walk in any minute and we talk about the race, the Daytona 500! And after lunch everyone listening to you snoring on Nanny's couch. : ) We miss you and love you Uncle Larry! It's just not the same without you....
"Your Daughter" Jennie White
March 15, 2007
I knew Larry as a sweet, and very understanding guy. Everytime you saw him he had a smile on his face whether he was feeling ok or not. My condolences are with the family. May the lord watch over him.
judena
February 22, 2007
Larry & Tia,
I used to work with you guys at Westtown Restaurant in Lewisville, NC. When I heard about your Dad, I wanted to send my condolences. I lost my Dad under the same circumstances on Nov. 20th. Feel free to contact me if you want to talk to someone who is going through the same thing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Ashley (Frazier) Lyons
January 22, 2007
Some people cheer for Dale Earnhardt, Kevin Harvick, or Jeff Burton, but my family, to this day, remains true Larry Childress fans. Many idolize those with superpowers like Batman or Superman, but after last June, I continue to claim a little, kind-hearted, white-haired man with a nametag that said "Larry," whose generosity surpasses all that I've ever experienced and probably ever will, as my hero. Thanks for the memories, Larry. You've made us the happiest race fans in the world. We love you.
Keep the Faith,
The Schaffer Family
George, Roxanne,
Ashley & Autumn
George, Roxanne, Ashley & Autumn Schaffer
January 19, 2007
I did not personally know Larry. My daughter-in-law Whitney-Cole Novotny (Kleinschuster) worked with
Judy @ WF Baptist Hosp. while my son was there in Medical School.
My son loves NASCAR and Judy arranged for Larry to give them a personal tour of the museum. Chris & W-C were so saddened to hear of Larry's passing. They emphasized how nice he was, how he made them feel like he knew them forever and was so gracious and kind. They talked about what a nice guy he was. So may you be comforted that he touched many lives. More than you will probably ever know. May you be comforted knowing that many thought very highly of him.
E Novotny
January 16, 2007
TO JUDY AND HER CHILDREN, RICHARD & KAY, (AS I ALWAYS CALLED HER) RONNIE & DEBBIE, BECKY & HER FAMILY, AND OF COURSE THE ONES THAT ARE MOST LIKE MOM & DAD TO ME LINDA & THOMAS. I AM SO SO SORRY FOR YOU LOSS. I can remember the first time I met Larry he always had a funny remark or joke to make about Michael and I. He was a good man I am glad to know that he was there just a few days before to meet my momma Ellen Hughes in Heaven from one of her most beloved Nascar Teams. This has been one of the most horrible first of the years I could have had to handle and I am so sorry for not being able to come and give my condolonces in person. But I know that you understand. But if there is anything I can do for any of you, please let me know. I love you guys as still a part of my family and always will.
Love,
Rosemary Wiggington (formally Duggins)
Rosemary Wiggington
January 12, 2007
Dear Ronnie,

I was very saddened to hear of the loss of your brother, Larry. Both you and Larry were very kind to me since my days as a law student at Wake Forest. I valued his kindness and friendship always. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family.
Tom Langan
January 12, 2007
To:
Debbie and Ronnie.
my prayers are with you and your family.
Mary Tilley
mary tilley
January 11, 2007
to Richard, Ronnie and family
i was saddened to here another of my old friends had left and i didn't get to say goodbye. i still have the memories of Larry and the good times we had. Sincerly
Rick Brooks
January 10, 2007
It's been many years since I've seen or talked with Larry but the memories will last a lifetime. So much fun to be around. They broke the mold, that's for sure. Farewell ole pal.
Rene' (Westmoreland) Brooks
January 10, 2007
Larry and Tia,
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
Brian & Roula McFarlin
January 8, 2007
Larry was one of a kind. He was unique. I am so saddened by this news and will miss him greatly. During many conversations with friends his name would always come up (and it always will). God bless you all. You are in my prayers.
Terri Mabe
January 8, 2007
Our sympathy and prayers are with you. We hope that you received our floral arrangement. God Bless your family.
Ken & Jan Higgins (Bryan's parents)
January 8, 2007
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
brigid denny
January 8, 2007
God saw you getting tired, When a cure was not to be. So He wrapped his arms around you, and whispered, "Come to me".

Uncle Larry: We loved you so much and will miss you greatly.
Bobbie Childress Vineyard
January 8, 2007
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

A NASCAR fan.
Gladys Bedwell
January 7, 2007
Judy, Larry, Tia, Carter, and Avery:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. You know that we are just down the road whenever you need anything! We love you all!
Matt and Kim Boyles
January 7, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. Larry was a special person and will be missed.
Darlene Ivey
January 6, 2007
Dear Judy and Family,
I'm so sorry to hear about your lose.
I first meet Larry back in the late 60s when Judy and him were first married. They were such a happy couple.
My thoughts are with all of you.
Judy's childhood friend-- Lynn
Lynn (Howell) Shields
January 6, 2007
Lynn (Howell) Shields
January 6, 2007
A NASCAR treasure has been lost like the "Titanic". Larry was "King of the World" and will be missed forever by the Elledge's
Timmy Elledge
January 6, 2007
Larry and Bill France Jr. are drinking some Courvoisier like the ladies man likey. Today the checkered flag is waving is like the "last call for alcohol" and the black hair dye is waving in the wind.

Cheers
"The Bero"
Beetle Juice
January 6, 2007
I met Larry during the Savannah Restaurant days. We were all one big family. Larry will always be remembered for his sweet smile and wonderful personality, he had so many friends and knew everyone. I am so sorry for your loss, he will be greatly missed.
Pam Marsh
January 5, 2007
Dear Childress Family,
We are so saddened by the news of Larry's passing.All of you are in our prayers.We remember playing together at the Sechrist Reunions. Our grandmother Eliza Sechrist Coe and Larry's grandmother Effie Sechrist Harrell were sisters.
Judy Davis & Shelby Hicks
January 5, 2007
To The Childress Family
My Deepest Sympathy. My Thoughts and Prayers Are With You As You Go Through This Difficult Time.
Kay Whittemore
January 5, 2007
Dear Richard and family,

I was so sad to hear about Larry. He was such a kind person. I remember him from my Nascar days with #3. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.

Sincerely,

Leslie McDaniel (Myers)
Leslie McDaniel
January 5, 2007
Judy,

I am so sorry for your loss. Although I've only known Larry for 6 years, since I've been working for you, I have fond memories of him. Like the Christmas he took all of us to Cities in the limo and all the sticky notes I put on your phone when he'd call and I couldn't find you, "Judy, call Larry on the cell." My thoughts and prayers are with you, Larry Clay, Tia, Carter and Avery, always.

Love,
Tammy Fish
Tammy Fish
January 5, 2007
To The Entire Childress Family
Larry was such a sweet and dear friend. God grant you peace and bless you during this difficult time. I will always cherish the wonderful friendship I had with Larry. He was such a dear, dear person!
Evelyn Goins
January 5, 2007
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Ron Brown
January 5, 2007
To Richard & Judy - our love and prayers are with you and your entire family. Martha, Kaye, Cathy, Randy and Danny Earnhardt
Cathy E. Watkins
January 5, 2007
Dear Judy, Larry, Tia, Carter and Avery,
John and I are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. We hope the fondest memories of Larry will help carry you all through this difficult time.
Penny Taylor
Penny Taylor
January 5, 2007
Larry, Tia and family. I'm really sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Please let me know if there is anything I can do - during your time of grief.
Georgia Carmichael
January 5, 2007
To The Childress Family,

My husband and I along with my father worked for NASCAR for many years. I was lucky enough to meet Larry while he was an inspector for NASCAR. I'll always remember how friendly and always had a smile on his face. The sport will truely miss a special person. Our thougths and prayers are with your family.
Marsha Pruitt (Sappenfield)
January 5, 2007
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
GREG JONES
January 5, 2007
I am so sorry for your loss. Larry (Jr) gave me a book a few years ago - Deeper than Tears - and I still have it and read it anytime I experience a loss. There are so many passages that have touched me, but I particularly like this one.

"There are moments when the suffering is so deep that one can hardly talk to a person. The Lord knows and understands. No pit is so deep that the Lord is not deeper still. Underneath us are everlasting arms."

God bless all of you.
Paige Green (formerly Coffey)
January 5, 2007
To the Childress Family:
I am sorry for your loss--may God comfort you in your hour of need. Your father & husband was a kind and gentle soul. When I would go up to meet my husband for lunch, he'd be washing haulers and cars--always with a smile! He'd always take time out to talk and laugh to everyone. We'll miss you-- God Bless You Larry!
J D
January 5, 2007
I really enjoyed Larry's NASCAR stories. He was a great man, and has a great family. He will surely be missed, and all of the Childress' are in our thoughts and prayers.
Brad Inman
January 5, 2007
Our deepest sympathy goes to the family of our friend Richard for the loss of his brother.

Sincerely,

Lenny and Steve
AJ Maxwells Steakhouse
Steve Heaney
January 5, 2007
Judy
So sorry to hear about Larry Our Prayers and Thoughts are with you and the Family.We had a lot of fun
with you and Larry Back in the days with NASCAR.
Earl- Peggy- Marsha Sappenfield
January 5, 2007
Momma,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your brothers, sister and their families. If you need anything at all, please do not hesitate to let us know. We love you all very much. We will continue to keep you in our prayers.

Judy, Larry Clay and Tia,
God bless you. You will be in our thoughts and prayers always. Larry will be missed greatly. Let us know if you need anything. We love you all.
LeAnn and Bobby Moser
January 5, 2007
I am so sorry to read about Larry's death. I've known him for 30+ years and I always enjoyed talking to him, whether it be racing or just shooting the "bull". I met him while Richard was still racing in the Gumtree Rd. shop and I was Miss CRC. We worked in NASCAR together and we saw each other frequently. He always had a smile and a kind word for everyone he came in contact with. Richard and Ronnie, you have my deepest sympanthies. Larry was a hard worker and a great man and will be missed by all that came in contact with him. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.
Lana Yountz
January 5, 2007
Judy, Richard, Ronnie,Becky,Linda; We will be remembering you during this time of your loss. Uncle Leo and Marie Harrell
Leo Harrell
January 5, 2007
Judy,Richard, Ronnie, Linda,Becky; Sorry to hear about Larry. Our sympathy goes to all of you. Your cousin, Doug and Gloria Harrell
Doug Harrell
January 5, 2007
Today he has recieved a "checkered flag" of a different sort and have crossed yet another and the Final "Finish Line", Paul speaks in our Bible in the New Testament ,that to be absent from the body is to "be present with the Lord", also in the new testament he mentions to his friend and brother Timothy these words and today they bring new meaning to us left behind "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the Faith," may your faith in our Lord bring you peace and comfort and please remember you each one of you are in our thoughts and prayers while traveling through this very hard and difficult time.
John Letchworth
January 5, 2007
Judy, Larry Clay, Tia,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire Childress family during this difficult time.
Mike, Cindy, Cody & Courtney Evans
January 5, 2007
To the intire family,you are in my prayers. Haveing lost a daughter only two short months ago, I know your greif. Larry was 31 days younger than me and I`ve known him at least 35 of those years and I can say I`ve never met many people I liked more. My heart goes out to you all.
Wallace ( butch ) Shaw
January 5, 2007
our prayer are with the family during these hard times and hehe is a ledgen in the nascar circut and will never be forgotton.. Racing with the Angles
delois renegar\cochran
January 5, 2007
LARRY HAS BEN A FRIEND FOR 36 YEARS, HE WILL BE MISSED
DENNIS LOWERY
January 5, 2007
Growing up in the Southside of Winston led me to know the Childress family which was a true hard working family. I knew Larry, Richard and Ronnie for many years and all are great people to know. I remember Larry well when he worked for NASCAR and we attended many races together. I am sure the loss will be felt by the many who knew Larry.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Ronald Conrad
January 4, 2007
I am so sorry to read about the passing of your brother. May the many wonderful memories be of comfort to you during this difficult time.

Sincerely,
Danny & Sherry Earnhardt
DANNY EARNHARDT
January 4, 2007
Larry, Tia and family, I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. Please
know that each of your are in my prayers. My heart hurts for each of
you, may you remember the good times to overide the sadness. May God Bless you all.
Scott Tuttle
January 4, 2007
To the Childress Family:
So sorry to hear about Larry. Our prayers and thoughts are with all of your family.
Wesley & Georgia Harrell
January 4, 2007
In memory of a very dear friend who gave me a lot of good memories at Sedge Garden School, we will miss him and pray for the family during this time.
Terry Hartle
January 4, 2007
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man."

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2007


Stella Grant
January 4, 2007
Dear Judy!
Please know that I am here for you, always, always. May God Bless you and your family today, tomorrow and forever.
Most Sincerely,
Frann Griffin
Frann Griffin
January 4, 2007
Richard and Ronnie,

I am so sorry to read about the passing of your brother. May the many wonderful memories be of comfort to you during this difficult time.

Sincerely,

Carol Naylor Slate
Ocean Isle Beach and Clemmons, NC
Carol Slate
January 4, 2007
My thoughts are with you. I remember Larry when I was a kid around the NASCAR garage.
Kelley Earnhardt-Elledge
January 4, 2007
Dearest Judy and family -- I am so very sorry to hear about Larry. Please, if there is anything you need, even if simply a shoulder to lean on or an ear to listen, just let me know. My prayers are with you and your family Judy.
Margaret Mills
January 4, 2007
Larry,
I am sorry to hear about your dad. We are still just down the road if you need us! We will be praying for you all!
Muffin-your neighbor
Muffin
January 4, 2007
Dear Judy,
I am so sorry to hear this sad news of your family's loss. Please know that all of us here at WFU who have worked with you for such a long time are with you and love you and your son and his precious family. Eddy really liked Larry as well as a lot of people, and he will be missed. Just know he is in a better place. Our prayers are with you. I'll see you soon. Sincerely, Terri, Eddy, Bryan and James Windham
Terri Windham
January 4, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you all...
Ron Damaren
January 4, 2007
Brother larry, you will be missed. May you rest in peace, and tell uncle Harold hello .

Gil Hammond
King, NC
GIL Hammond
January 4, 2007
Judy and all the Childress family:
We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts will be with you all.
Frances and Buddy Gregory
Welaka, FL
Frances and Buddy Gregory
January 4, 2007
Me and the boys are sure gonna miss you and I will always remember your kindness toward them. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Froggy, Matt, and Jordan McAlexander
January 4, 2007
Judy, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers. Love, Jean
Jean Brannock
January 4, 2007
Judy and family,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Just look to the Lord for guidance. He will be with you.
Your in my thoughts and prayers.
Tracy Matthews
January 4, 2007
Judy & family, We are so sorry to read about Larry's death. I've known him for 40 years and I always enjoyed talking to him, whether it be racing or just shooting the "bull". We worked in NASCAR
together and we saw each other frequently.
We enjoyed talking about the good
old times and current day events.
I will miss seeing him around.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Wendell & Pat Edwards
January 4, 2007
I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Larry had the kindest heart. He helped me get my start in racing. He will be missed.
Stephanie Hite
January 4, 2007
May The Lord grant peace, strength and comfort to the Childress family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Craig Witkowski & Kathi Kivi
January 4, 2007
Judy, Larry, Jr. & the Childress family,
As I listen to the song, "The Dance", it brings tears to think of losing Larry at such a young age. I remember when he worked for us a while in the "90's. He was so loving & kind & always happy! He was so caring for our young sons at the time, taking them places & spending time with them. He was indeed a special person on this Earth & will be rewarded in Heaven. Just try to remember he's in a better place, it'll help during these sad time of greiving.
TERRY & BARBARA KING
January 4, 2007
My thoughts are with your family at this time. Larry and my dad were friends, so he drove the limo at my wedding.
Shannon Hemric-Quick
January 4, 2007
When I started covering NASCAR Cup racing for UPI, Larry was an inspector. He always had time to talk with me and explain things. He was helpful and had a good heart. He will be missed. With deepest sympathy.
Deb Williams
January 4, 2007
Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers as you grieve over the loss of your loved one. May God's love envelope you and bring you comfort and peace.
Billie Drew
January 4, 2007
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Larry will be missed!
Anita H Jones
January 4, 2007
Judy, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Be assured that we are praying for you.
Chuck and Sarah Ledford
January 4, 2007
Our thoughts, heart and prayers are with all of Larry's family. May God Bless you all
Lester & Ethel Harrell
January 4, 2007
We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
penny and paul phillips
January 4, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. If you need anything, do not hesitate to call us.

Chris and Carey Hodges
January 4, 2007
Dear Judy, Larry Clay and Tia,
Loving thoughts and most sincere prayers are with all of you during your time of need.
Denise Carter-Calary
January 4, 2007
Judy,
Our prayers are with you and your family during this time of great loss.
Bob Carr
January 4, 2007
Judy, Larry and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Please let us know if there is anything we can do. You have always helped us out and we will be glad to return the favor.
Adrienne and Sara Cox
January 4, 2007
To All The Childress Family
Our deepest thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.
Mike and Karen Darnell
January 4, 2007
Larry's family,
My deepest sympathy and prayers go out to you all. I only met Larry a few times through my good friends and his good friends, the Shoemakers. I could tell he had a kind and loving heart and was a genuine person. May God comfort you and give you peace during this difficult time.
Love,
Marty and Gail Beeson
gail beeson
January 4, 2007