Larry David Warrington, Sr., 93 of Smiths Station, AL passed away at his residence on August 9, 2023.
Larry was born on September 3, 1929 to Dora Moore Warrington and Larry Elijah Warrington of New Bern, NC.
Larry was involved in Boy Scouts at an early age and earned his Eagle Scout in 1946 at the age of 17. He was a 1948 New Bern High School graduate where he enjoyed playing the Saxophone in the band.
After graduation he attended Fishburne Military Preparatory School from September of 1948 through June of 1949. Following military school he enrolled in North Carolina State University as a Textile major. He left NCSU in April of 1952 to serve his country in the United States Navy as a Navy Aviation Ordnance man. During his time in the Navy he proudly served on several ships during the Korean War. (His most significant duty assignment was being part of Fighter Squadron One Zero One).
Once his time in service ended, he married the love of his life, Marie, and went back to North Carolina State University where he finished his degree in textiles. He spent most of his married life working in textiles until the textile industry was moved overseas and hundreds of thousands were left without jobs. He then took employment in the security industry and worked security jobs until he retired.
All of his life he enjoyed reading, gardening, hunting, fishing, and playing golf. Fishing was probably his favorite. He enjoyed fishing in salt and fresh water, and loved fly fishing for trout. He even made his own flys to try to catch those speckled and rainbow trout he loved to eat.
Growing up near the ocean, the salt air always had a pull on him. He enjoyed gigging for flounder, pier and surf fishing, and crabbing from the pier or in the “swash” at a Myrtle Beach campground.
When grandchildren came along, he enjoyed spending time with each of them. His whole face would light up when he would see them. He loved his family immensely and even after his diagnosis with Alzheimer’s, he always wanted to be reassured he was at home with some of his family.
He was predeceased by his first wife Marie Register Warrington, his second wife Phyllis Hollowell Warrington, and his son Larry David Warrington, Jr..
He is survived by his two daughters: Holly Woodard (Charles) of Raleigh, NC, and Alice Casteel (John) of Smiths Station, AL; Three granddaughters: Charee Jackson of Wake Forest, NC, Holly Casteel and Grace Jones(Trey), both of Smiths Station, AL, Two grandsons: Erik Woodard of Wake Forest, NC and Jason Beddingfield (Jennifer) of Pink Hill, NC; and great grandchildren Braden, Charlie, and Asher Jackson of Wake Forest, NC, Braxton & Paisley Beddingfield of Pink Hill, NC and Hudson Williams of Smiths Station, AL.
A special thank you to Pastor Skip Speed (Eileen) who came and visited him/prayed with him during the almost 6 years he lived in AL; Erica Broadbent, who was a wonderful, loving caregiver until she moved out of state; and special friend/caregiver Brian Shumate whom God sent to help us until the end. We could not have made this journey without them.
Thank you also to those friends who reached out to our family during this long journey. (You know who you are). Your daily/weekly calls & visits were such a blessing and were not taken for granted.
A private ceremony and interment for the immediate family & close friends will be held at Fort Mitchell National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, The MS Society, or Hospice of Columbus, Georgia.