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Larry Rogers Arrington, age 80, passed away at Lynchburg General Hospital on Friday, April 16, 2021. Larry was born in Bedford County, VA, to the late Roy Rogers and Louise Arrington. In addition to Larry’s parents, he was preceded in death, by his sister, Dianne A. James.

As a longtime, devoted member of Bethany UMC, Larry served as Superintendent of Sunday School,  Chair of the Administrative Council for 30 years, he sang in the church choir, and if the church was open, he was there. Lynchburg College (University of Lynchburg) and the University of Virginia benefited from Larry’s generosity and support of many community and sports activities over decades. Larry served in the U.S. Army for 2 years with a 13 month tour of duty in South Korea in 1965. He was employed by General Electric Co. before joining ED Hawkins Inc., as Vice President. Larry was owner and President of Ed. Hawkins Inc. when the store closed in 2018.

Larry is survived by the true loves of his life, his wife, Betty H. Arrington and Bella, his devoted canine companion, his brother, Barry P. Arrington and wife Dawn, as well as many adored nieces and nephews, relatives and friends. Larry’s quick wit and sense of humor delighted all whom he met.

A funeral service and celebration of Larry’s life will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at Tharp Funeral Home, Lynchburg, with the Rev. Dr. Riley Smith and Rev. Dr. Tom Thomas officiating. Interment will follow at Virginia Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Bethany United Methodist Church, 207 Majestic Road, Lynchburg, VA 24502.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family. To send online condolences please visit tharpfuneralhome.com.

 

 

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Samantha, Hannah, Rebekah & Sarah Hawkins

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April 19, 2021

Uncle Larry, We will always love & miss you! Love, Samantha, Hannah, Rebekah & Sarah Hawkins

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Samantha, Hannah, Rebekah & Sarah Hawkins

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April 19, 2021

Uncle Larry, We will always love & miss you! Love, Samantha, Hannah, Rebekah & Sarah Hawkins

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tom lawton

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April 19, 2021

Sorry for your loss. Loved dealing with him ay the Fort Avenue Store. Always a pleasant experience.

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Brian Weigand

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April 19, 2021

So sorry to hear of your loss, Mrs. Arrington. Please accept my deepest condolences.

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Brian Weigand

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April 19, 2021

So sorry to hear of your loss, Mrs. Arrington. Please accept my deepest condolences.

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Stuart Porter

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April 18, 2021

Sorry to read the news on Larry. I lived down the street from Ed Hawkins and walked by every day. Would stop in and chat with Larry on occasions. Every time I see anything on Korea on the news I think of him telling me how cold it was there. I also recall him telling me how well his wife , Betty, looked after his health. He was a guy I always enjoyed seeing. I will miss him.

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Judith Layne

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April 17, 2021

Betty, Barry, Dawn and Families, We were sorry to hear of your loss of Larry. We will remember all of you in our thoughts and prayers. I remember so well when we were kids and he and Barry came to spend a week with us in Richmond. Of course we had to play cowboys and Indians. It is wonderful to have such fond memories of all our cousins. (we were a big family). Love and Blessings, Preston and Judy Layne

 

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