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“I was so sorry to hear about the passing of Larry Starnes. We worked together at CCC and TI for a number of years. Larry was always so very kind...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Laurette LePrevost - Hickory, NC

“Dear Yvonne, we were so sorry to hear of Larry's passing. Love and prayers for you and the family. Pastor Steve Parker and Brenda. ”
2 of 13 | Posted by: Steve and Brenda Parker

“I will miss my friend and his magic apples. Proud to have known him. Rest in Peace Larry ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: Scott Gibson

“Larry was a great person, he never saw a stranger, and he was an avid sportsman! I have so many good memories of Larry, and jis family. My most...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: David Jarrett - Vale, NC

“Love an Prayers Today, Tomorrow & In The Future for All of You.Prayers for Strength, Comfort & peace.Larry was a very kind man.The last time I had...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Shelley Hughes - Hickory, NC

“Larry was one of the best people I ever met. He was a loyal member of our church and Sunday School class, and a friend to all. I will miss him...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: David Shubert - Hickory, NC

“Larry was always willing to help people. His personality was friendly and kind. I remember him helping me fix my truck and I enjoyed talking with him...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Ben Lail - Hildebran, NC

“I was so sorry to hear that Larry was sick for some time and that he passed. He & I spent many wonderful years working @ CCC&TI. He was a fine man...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Vale Biddix - Lenoir - Coworker

“Sorry for your loss.VP ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: Ruth Herold - Lenoir, NC

“You are in my prayers and thoughts. It was so good to see you and Larry a while back. If you need anything let me know ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Dorothy Hoyle

“I spent a lot of time with Larry and his family , as we were young kids , when they lived in Icard-I will never forget Larry and his genuine ,...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Richard Cline

“Prayers for your family during this time. May God wrap His loving arms around you. Barry Hildebran family ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Hanna Hildebran Rudisill

“We've lost a great friend. He was such a good man. Loved his sense of humor and his smile. I know he has them laughing in heaven. Please know we...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Richie, Sindie and Andi Sigmon

Mr. Larry Alvin Starnes, 74, of George Hildebran, went to his heavenly home, on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at his residence, following a period of declining health.
Larry was born on April 27, 1946 in Catawba County to the late Glenn Thomas Starnes and Agnes Hildebran Starnes-Ward. He was retired from CCC &TI where he lead the automotive training curriculum. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a longtime member of Providence Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Wayne Starnes and a brother in-law, Sonny Herndon.
Those left to cherish his memories are his wife of 37 years, Yvonne Cook Starnes of the home, three children; Todd Starnes and wife Miriam of Taylorsville, Dana Gibson and husband Allen of Hickory, and Derek Starnes and wife Hollie of Hickory, two brothers, Kendrick Starnes and wife Phyllis of Hickory, Roger Starnes and wife Vivian of Florida, two sisters; Evalina Herndon of Lincolnton, Zelda Burns and husband John of Missouri, a stepbrother, Errol Ward and wife Sue, sister in-law, Earlene Starnes, four grandchildren; Chance Benfield, Lauren Starnes, Grant Starnes, Gracie Benfield, one great-grandson, Dalton Mitchell, two fur babies, Misty and Midnight, his lifelong friend, Pastor Charles Styles and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, October 4, 2020 at 1:30 P.M. on the ballfield at Providence Baptist Church in Hickory, with Rev. Chris Dale and Rev. Ernie Richards officiating.
The family requests that friends and family bring their own chairs and maintain social distancing guidelines.
Memorials may be sent to the Providence Baptist Church Building Fund, 7706 Providence Ch. Rd., Hickory, NC 28602.
An online guestbook and obituary is available at
Heritage Funeral Service & Crematory of Valdese is serving the Starnes family.