Larry Claxton Hornsby

January 5, 1948August 5, 2019

Larry C. Hornsby, age 71 of Montgomery, Alabama passed away on August 5, 2019 at UAB Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Larry was born to the late Claxton and Norma Hornsby on January 5, 1948. He is survived by his wife, Dee Wilkerson Hornsby; his daughters, Hayley H. Surles (Michael) and Christy H. Vick (Joshua); his three grandchildren, Taylor Anne and Tanner Surles, and Anna Leigh Vick; and his brother Randy G. Hornsby.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, August 10th at 2:00 pm at Alabama Heritage Cemetery Mausoleum. A visitation will follow from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Alabama Heritage Funeral Home.

Flowers are accepted or donations may be made in Larry’s memory to Ridgecrest Baptist Church, Montgomery, Alabama or Samaritan’s Purse (801 Bamboo Road, Boone, NC 28607).


  • Ridgecrest Baptist Church
  • Samaritan's Purse


  • Graveside Service Saturday, August 10, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Gathering Saturday, August 10, 2019


Larry Claxton Hornsby

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Jan Howard

August 10, 2019

My heart breaks for you guys. It is not easy to lose someone we love but remember this is just will see this wonderful man again! Please know I continue to pray for each of you!

Buzz Phillips

August 10, 2019

Larry and I first met in 1972! Several years later we played each other in the semi finals of the Alabama Private School Basketball Championship. Larry at Central Al. Academy and me at Coosa Valley Academy . What a great game won by Central. Central went on to win the Championship. We have been great friends ever since! I loved Larry Hornsby!

Billy Taylor

August 10, 2019

Thanks!!! Larry for all the funny stories on our trips refereeing basketball. Also a special thanks for always making me feel welcome when I joined AISA officials.
RIP. You will be missed
B. Taylor

Wilda Lunsford

August 9, 2019

Praying for peace and comfort for all the family and friends. Larry and I grew up in the same community, and were classmates for many years. I always considered him one of my best friends, and someone I could always rely on. He was always there to make you laugh and listen to your problems. I cherish those fun times and memories. I know he will be greatly missed!!

Sandy Joiner

August 8, 2019

Christy so sorry for your loss, keeping you and your family in thoughts and prayers, praying for comfort and peace

Debbie Sanders

August 8, 2019

I am so very sorry! We are out of town and I just saw this heartbreaking news. I wish I could be there to give hugs and support. I have so many great memories of Larry making me laugh and the fun times we had growing up together. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Joan Greene

August 7, 2019

Always a smile for everyone! Blessings Dee

Melissa Hornsby Arnett

August 7, 2019

I knew every feature of the back of Larry's head because I sat behind him for 12 years in school. I am Larry's cousin, so I was always seated behind him in alphabetical seating. Larry was smart , funny, and a great cousin. So sorry to lose him, even though I haven't seen him in years. My condolences to Randy, Dee and the rest of his family.

Dianne Folsom Morgan

August 7, 2019

I was so sadden to hear about the death of Larry. Though I have not seen him in many years, I have such fond memories of our school days together. He was always one of my favorite classmates. I send prayers ,love, and healing thoughts to all of his family at this most difficult time. I am sure he will be missed by many.