Carolina Funeral Home & Carolina Memorial Gardens

7113 Rivers Ave, North Charleston, SC


Richard S Larson Sr.

August 13, 1930June 26, 2020

Mr. Richard S. Larson, 89, of North Charleston, SC, passed away on June 26, 2020. He was born on August 13, 1930, in Queens, New York. He was predeceased in death by his wife, Betty R. Larson, his parents, Sigurd and Bertha Larson and his brother, Clifford Larson. Left behind to cherish his memory are his children, a son, Richard Larson, Jr. (Alice), a daughter, Robbin Smith (Russell), 7 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren and sister-in-law Marilynn Larson Richard lived a very full and exciting life. After high school, he decided to join the navy where he became a fire control man. His journey took him to many different places in the world, even defending his country in the Korean War. He was stationed at the Charleston Navy Base when he met his wife Betty of 66 years. After leaving the navy, he started selling insurance and eventually became a home builder, where he excelled. Richard had many hobbies. He loved to sing in the Barbershop Quartet, play the harmonica and organ and was involved in many other hobbies. Richard loved the water, fishing, sailing and just riding in the boat with his family. He also had a passion to teach adults literacy. He was loved and will surely be missed.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Richard S Larson Sr.

have a memory or condolence to add?

Kim Jordan

July 1, 2020

Mr. Larson was a very sweet, caring & fun loving man who loved his family & was always so thoughtful & kind towards everyone he met! My parents, Catherine & Marion Johnson, always spoke highly of Mr. & Mrs. Larson & we are very saddened about his loss! We will definitely keep the family in our thoughts & prayers!! With deepest sympathy & Love, Kim & John Jordan & Catherine & Marion Johnson

Melissa Gale

June 28, 2020

We will miss you granddaddy. We love you very much! Love, Melissa, Josh, June, Luke and Anna.

Shannon Vorlick

June 26, 2020

Grandaddy was the BEST grandfather a little girl could ask for. He always had a new joke and shared the best stories about growing up and being in the Navy. He was so supportive of me as a child, a professional, a wife and mother. I will miss his cute grin and laugh!!! I love you Grandaddy!!!