OBITUARY

Larry Alderman

November 14, 1949April 28, 2018
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Larry Lowell Alderman went to be with the Lord on April 28, 2018. He is survived by his loving wife, Gigi Alderman, daughter, Kristy Disch, son, Andrew Alderman, and five beautiful grandchildren, sisters, Ann Bond, Carlene Hunter and Glenda Tadd.

Larry, you left us way too early and will truly be missed by Gigi your wife, your children and grandchildren. By your sisters, friends and relatives, by your co-workers and family in Christ at your church. You touched our hearts with your smile, your devout love of God and your willingness to share our burdens and replace them with an appropriate scripture. You loved your family and friends so much, whether they were sitting near you on your deck or talking by phone in another state. You loved to make people laugh, sometimes by teasing but more often at your own expense. I could always tell when your kids were coming to visit because you knew there would also be grand-kids in the house, and I saw that gleam in your eye. You cherished those moments without ever having to say the words, yet we knew. You and Gigi shared a bond so exceptional for so long, made up of thousands of memories. Through all the blessings you both gave the world two awesome kids and five beautiful grandchildren.

Larry, you came into my world as a brother in law, but left this world as my brother. We will all miss you but we should show our appreciation as well. For your love, kindness, fellowship and friendship. For your unwavering faith and ability to comfort us, Thank You Larry, we will always love you.

Inurnment will be held on Saturday May 19, 2018. at 2pm at Pompano Beach Cemetery and the Memorial Gathering at 2:30pm. at Kraeer Funeral Home 200 North Federal Highway Pompano Beach, FL 33062.

Services

  • Memorial Gathering Saturday, May 19, 2018
REMEMBERING

Larry Alderman

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Kenneth Stolar

August 27, 2018

The following were taken off the facebook page, First Baptist Pompano Memories and Folk Updates;

"What I remember about Larry was his laughter. He was always laughing." Mike Johnson

"Oh Yes! Larry had this high pitched giggle laugh that would make me "snort" with laughter. Used to tickle him just to hear him laugh." Grammie Annie -Bee

"Oh we are so sorry to hear this. He and Gigi were good friends of ours when we were all first married. We certainly will be praying for the family. Larry became my friend in high school, invited me to church, The Building, and I was saved at an evangelistic meeting. He will always have a special place in my heart." Kevin and Patti Doan


"So sorry to hear this. Larry was a good friend growing up." Don Douglas

Kenneth Stolar

August 27, 2018

The following memories were taken from the guest book of the Smith Funeral and Cremation Service ,Maryville, TN online guestbook.

"So many memories of his laugh and quirky personality at FPL. He always had a joke to make the crazy office hours more bearable. Thoughts for Gigi and the family." Linda

"Sending prayers for strength and peace to the entire family. I worked with Larry for many years and have fond memories of learning and laughing with him. RIP Larry, you will not be forgotten."
Linda Laurenzo

"God's peace to Gigi, Kristie and Andrew. I love you all very much, He will be missed." Jenny Lee

" To Gigi, Kristy , Andrew. Informed of Larry's passing yesterday. Time heals."
Jim Benson, Pompano Beach

"Dear Gigi, Where has the time gone? We all had such great times in our young married days. And of course with Larry as kids growing up in Old Pompano. Think of you quite often and will continue to think of you and the kids. With prayers." Love, Judi & Bill Skeen , Coconut Creek

"A good friend especially in our youth. I'm sure you will be missed by many. May God bless Gigi and your family. Goodbye for now." Greg Cheshire, Pompano Beach

"Dear Brother, You will surely be missed. Your faith and love were a joy to be around. We share our hearts with prayers with Gigi, Kristie and Andrew as well as the sweet grandkids."
Ann, Carlene and Glenda

" So sorry for your loss! We still tell goofy stories about our time with you and Larry! May God comfort you in this difficult time! Denise and Robert Tomlinson, Ft. Lauderdale

"I'm sorry for your loss. May God comfort you in this time of sorrow." TM








Nancy Kniskern

July 19, 2018

Sending love and prayers to you and your family, Gigi. May you find comfort in knowing that Larry is now with the Lord and will always be watching over you.

Kenny Stolar

July 16, 2018

As I have spent time thinking of a memory to share, I must agree with others about his infectious laugh that would fill the room with joy. It made me think of Aunt Opal's laugh. His hospitality was a true gift. A few years ago when I brought Mama up to see the clan, he was so proud of the house where he chose to live out of the Pompano hustle. What an awesome place it was! We look forward to seeing him again at the feet of Jesus.

Karen Robson

May 30, 2018

I first met Larry through my husband, Doug, who had known Larry since they were in grade school. We had gotten married the same year (1972) and later on, began our friendship as married couples. We made a lot of memories together. The last time I talked with Larry was one week before he passed away. I sat with him, read Scripture to him, and we talked about all the places we went with our families. Gatlinburg, numerous times; Cades Coves, also many times; Look Rock, the Chimneys, we even went camping--that was quite an adventure getting our tents up! We went to Mt. Pisgah and Mt. Mitchell. So many good times we shared. As Larry grew tired, I kissed his forehead and said, "If I don't see you again, I'll see you on the other side." I did see him several days later, but he was not conscious, and the next day, he passed on into the presence of his Lord. What a comfort!

Doug Robson

May 27, 2018

My best buddy beat me to the finish line. Not far behind you!

Distilling what Larry meant to me. Just one word will suffice to summarize it – “friend.” Larry was a true, life-long, and special friend. We shared a great deal of our lives together. We grew up together in Pompano Beach, Florida and were constant playmates as children. I think I was somewhere around 8 when I first met Larry. After he finished high school, we lost touch for just a few years and when we hooked back up, Larry had met and married Gigi. We began seeing each other as couples and life seemed to resume, only now, each of us had our wives to include in a larger circle of special friendship. As time passed, we each began having children, and it would be inevitable that our kids would become well acquainted. My wife and I moved to Tennessee in 1980, but Larry’s family would come up for frequent visits. Our families would go on trips together, and these would constitute some of the most treasured memories of my lifetime. They eventually bought property and built a beautiful home up here and I had my lifelong friend back again! This was a special blessing to me. We had many of the same interests. Most precious was our shared faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Despite the great grief of not having him around to share life with, it is this that comforts me most, that Larry gets to behold our Savior face to face and all his sorrows are behind him. All glory for him now - joy inexpressible!
"But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. " [1 Corinthians 2:9]
I'll be missing you buddy, every day - but we'll be reunited before long. See ya on the other side!

Doug Robson

Tom Hendrix

May 26, 2018

Larry kept us laughing while we were practicing for Rare Aire. This is a harmonica group that Larry belonged to. We used the harmonica for pulmonary therapy. We had a song at Christmas that Larry would sing, Blue Christmas, and Smokey would sob and cry at the appropriate times. The rest of us would laugh so hard it was difficult for us to play. We miss that and we miss Larry.

Phillip LaFoy

May 17, 2018

Gigi, Even though we lost touch with you over the years, we considered Larry and you dear friends. Larry always made us laugh and his smile was just contagious. Keeping you in our prayers.

Henrietta Taylor

May 16, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with Gigi and all of the family as they face these difficult days in the loss of Larry. I have so many sweet fun memories of times spent as cousins growing up together , loving Jesus and helping each other. We celebrated many holidays together as a big family. I remember my mother, Larry's Aunt Clara , taking care of him while his mother was driving her school bus. She often told us what a cute bright little boy he was, always asking amazing questions . He grew up to be a such a fine Christian model to his family and friends. He will be missed and now we must fill our hearts with his memories. We know someday we will all be together again forever.
Love to the family,
Henrietta

Harlan and Schrea Davison

May 16, 2018

Gigi
We will always remember Larry with a smile. We cherish his witt and humor. He was always a friend to listen and share his life and thoughts. He was a faithful child of God and we have assurance of meeting him in the Kingdom of our God and of his Christ.
Love
Schrea and Harlan Davison