Larry Garland Thomas

August 15, 1948February 25, 2013
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Larry Garland Thomas, 64, of Cherokee, died Monday, February 25, 2013 at the Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville. Born on August 15, 1948 in McDowell County, he was the son of the late Garland Thomas and Nellie Vess Thomas. Mr. Thomas served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He loved golf and was an avid fisherman. He was a loving father, grandfather and brother who cherished his family. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his nephew, Matthew Thomas. He is survived by his daughter, Deette Bingham and her husband, Thomas of Old Fort; son, Derek Hamby and his wife, Teresa of Franklin; sister, Marie Padgham and her husband, Richard of Black Mountain; brother, Jerry Thomas and his wife, Glenda of Ft. Myers, FL; grandchildren, Michalyn and Garrett Bingham; and nephews, Terry and Gary McTindal and Mark Thomas. A Memorial Service with Military Honors will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, March 1, 2013 in the Chapel of the Western Carolina State Veteran’s Cemetery in Black Mountain with the Reverend Ronnie Peterson officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the cemetery chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Four Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care, 571 South Allen Rd., Flat Rock, NC 28731. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at


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Rea and Jen Holden

March 1, 2013

Derek and Teresa, we are sorry for your loss. Larry was a great guy, he will surely be missed.

Ray Price

February 28, 2013

DeEtte & family, Sorry to hear of Larry's leaving. He was one of kind. Our prayers are with you and your family. Asking the Lord to Bless you and be with you.
Ray & Rhonda Price

Raina Allegra

February 28, 2013

Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers after the loss of your dad. I know he was very special to you.

Jeffrey & April Robinson

February 28, 2013

Derek and Teresa stay strong, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. It was a ever lasting memory to have gotten too meet, and get to know Larry when we all worked together. He will be greatly missed. We love you all.

Tammy Segovia

February 28, 2013

Derek and Teresa. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. He was such a kind gentleman and he will be greatly missed. In this difficult time, may you find comfort in the memories he left behind. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. Love you, Tammy.

February 28, 2013

Derek & Teresa, we are thinking of you guys in this time of sorrow. We know that larry was a big part of your lives and you could tell that he loved you guys very much. We are here if you need anything, and we love you two, Mike & Kathy Werhan.

Cathy Fuller

February 28, 2013

So sorry for the loss of such a good friend. Larry was always available to lend a hand or help anyone in need. Such a kind, caring person. Derek I am sure you have great memories with your dad that you will always treasure. Derek, Teresa and family, I am thinking of you as you walk through this sad journey. Larry has no more pain and free at last... Godbless

joan werhan

February 27, 2013

Derek and Teresa stay are in my thoughts

Sue and Bill Mann

February 27, 2013

Thinking of you all in your time of sorrow.We all loved Larry.He was a really good guy.Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Randy Tedder

February 27, 2013

Sad to hear that my friend has passed. I take solace knowing that he is no longer in any pain and will have that familiar smile on his face for all eternity. You'll be missed LT but never forgotten. Much love to Derek and Teresa. May God give you comfort and strength during your time of need. Love you!