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Lawrence Dewitt "Larry" Williams

December 29, 1938 - September 6, 2021

Lawrence Dewitt “Larry” Williams, Jr., 82 of Lynchburg, was called home to be with the Lord on September 6, 2021, surrounded by his family. He was born in Giles County, Virginia, on December 29, 1938, to the late Helen and Dewitt Williams.  He was preceded in death by his sisters; Beulah Bostic, Evelyn Knibb, and Lois Cumbie.

Larry worked at Quality Foods for 19 years before he retired and was a fifty-year Mason with the Edward N. Eubank Masonic Lodge No. 262. He was a deacon at Saint Andrew Presbyterian Church and treasured his church family.  He loved fishing and was the most loyal UNC Basketball fan, having followed them since 1962.  He loved spending time with his family and openly expressed his love for them any chance he could.

He is survived by his loving and faithful wife of 57 years, Judy; his sister Jackie Etheridge; his four children and their spouses: Fred and Patricia Williams, Travain and Phil Sutphin, Troy and Rayna Williams, Todd and Carol Williams; grandchildren: Sean, Erin, Conner, Alissa, Hailey (Austin), Troy Jr, Emily, Savanah (Brett), Amy, Nina (Andrew), Wyatt, Cyndel, Kaitlyn, Sydney, and Anna Jane; great-grandchildren: Colton, Emersyn, Zeke, and Charles; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and special friends.

We would like to whole heartly thank Gentle Shephard Hospice for the extraordinary care and support that they provided for both Larry and Judy. We would like to give a special thank-you to both Susan Coffey and Lisa Wright for the outstanding care and love they provided.

There will be a celebration of life scheduled at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Saint Andrew Presbyterian Church, Lynchburg, Virginia, Gentle Shepherd Hospice or a charity of your choice.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family

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There are no words, just know that so many of us who knew Larry share your grief. Love and prayers to all.

Posted by Diane Baldwin on September 14, 2021

Deepest sympathy. My thoughts and prayers are with you. RIP Larry.

Posted by SARA CURTIS on September 12, 2021

Deepest sympathy. My thoughts and prayers are with you. RIP Larry.

Posted by SARA CURTIS on September 12, 2021

My condolences to you and your family. Dad was always a great person to me and I will miss giving him a hard time about VT and UNC playing sports. I love him and know he is in a better place looking over his family and keeping them safe.

Posted by Scott Farrar on September 10, 2021

My condolences to you and your family. Dad was always a great person to me and I will miss giving him a hard time about VT and UNC playing sports. I love him and know he is in a better place looking over his family and keeping them safe.

Posted by Scott Farrar on September 10, 2021

Dear Judy and family, So sorry to hear of your great loss of Larry. I know he will be greatly missed . He left such legacy of love for his family and friends and I know these memories will be comfort and peace to all in the days to come! My heartfelt condolences and prayers to all. Love, Nadine Tornatore

Posted by Laura Nadine Tornatore on September 10, 2021

Folks, I am so sorry to hear about Larry's passing. I have known this family for years having grown up with the Williams and getting to know the family has been a real blessing. Please know my prayer is for the Lord to provide healing, comfort and peace for you this day and forever more. Much love, Earl and Betsy Weaver

Posted by Earl M. Weaver on September 10, 2021

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