Jim Larry Jr.
Jim Larry Jr., 73, of Villa Ridge, died Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, at Union County Hospital in Anna.
He was born in Cairo on Nov. 7, 1947, the son of James M. Larry Sr., and Gladys Rainwater Larry.
He married Brenda Crown on August 7, 1971.
He was a devoted husband and dad, and a loving grandfather, and was known for his quick wit.
Mr. Larry was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, where he was song leader for many years, and a Sunday School teacher.
He loved and fostered animals and was involved in the former Southern Illinois Pet Society.
He was a lifelong grocer having worked at Kroger, Food Giant, Retail Sales and Stop & Shop before retiring in 2019. He enjoyed the customers and even knew ahead of time what his customers wanted from the meat counter.
He is survived by his wife, Brenda; a son, Shawn Larry; grandsons Ethan and Eric Larry; his brother, Darrell (Fern) Larry; a sister, Sharon (Randy) Neely; nieces, nephews and other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and by a son, Cedric Larry, on May 21, 2005.
A pass through will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, Jan. 8, at Crain Funeral Home in Ullin, with Rev. Terry Kern officiating. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Pulaski.
Crain Funeral Home in Ullin is in charge of the arrangements.
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