Herbert Larry Muschamp

June 12, 1934May 1, 2014
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Herbert Larry Muschamp, 79, of Mentone, AL, and formerly of Rome, GA, passed away Thursday evening, May 1, 2014, at a local hospital.

Mr. Muschamp was born on June 12, 1934, in Rome, the son of the late Herbert Muschamp and Elsie Christine Dempsey Muschamp. He was a graduate of the University of North Carolina where he played football and received his Master’s Degree. He then received his six-year Certificate in Education from the University of Georgia. He taught history and served as head football coach at East Rome High School and then at Darlington as principal of the Middle School. He moved to Gainesville, FL, as Headmaster of Oak Hall School and then back to Rome in 1986 as principal of the Darlington Lower School. He retired in 1999 and moved to Mentone, AL, and was a member of the Cloudland Presbyterian Church. He was an avid reader and loved his family.

Survivors include his wife, Sarah Jane Hodges Muschamp; three sons, Mike Muschamp, Atlanta, Pat (Sally) Muschamp, Rome, and Will (Carol) Muschamp, Gainesville, FL; four grandchildren, Jordan Muschamp, Robert Muschamp, Jackson Muschamp and Whit Muschamp; and one sister, Judy Muschamp Silvey, Carrollton.

The family received friends at Daniel’s Funeral Home on Sunday, May 4, 2014, from 1 until 3 p.m. and then proceeded to Cloudland Presbyterian Church, 140 Partain Rd., Menlo, GA 30731, for a memorial service at 5 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Roger Kvam officiating. Interment was at the Cloudland Presbyterian Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Cloudland Presbyterian Church, P. O. Box 732, Summerville, GA 30747 or the Ralley Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research, 5775 Glenridge Dr., Building B, Suite 370, Atlanta, GA 30328.


  • Memorial Service Sunday, May 4, 2014
  • Visitation Sunday, May 4, 2014
  • Memorial service Sunday, May 4, 2014

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Jay Simmons

November 2, 2014

I was a student at Oak Hall where Larry was the headmaster. Truly one of the nicest persons I have ever met, my condolences to his family.

George Johnson

August 16, 2014

I was fortunate to be a fraternity brother of Larry's at UNC and later got reconnected at Darlington. In all of my time with Larry I never heard him say a negative thing about anyone. I always looked up to Larry and hoped I could have his selfless attitude toward life and others. He was what a Christian should strive to be.

Timothy Kirby

August 14, 2014

Larry Muschamp was a great individual. I played for him at East Rome and he taught me how to be an athlete and student. I am sure he will greatly missed. He was one if the best.

Tim Kirby Dalton, MA

Mike Derrick

August 4, 2014

Larry Muschamp was my head coach and history teacher at East Rome. He was a great coach and teacher. I am a better man becasue of what I was taught from Coach Muschamp. May he rest forever in the arms of our Lord.
Mike Derrick (Alpharetta, GA)

May 19, 2014

Larry was my best friend ever since we were freshmen at UNC and members of the Carolina Football Squad. Jane and I introduced Larry and Sally (she was one of Jane's best friends - all the way since childhood in Asheville, NC).
We are grateful to have known and loved Larry. Our thoughts and prayers are with Sally and the extended family.
Roland Perdue (and Jane Perdue)

Dena Webb Mitchell

May 10, 2014

Mr. Muschamp, to me from Oak Hall in Gainesville, Fl. I remember his many words of wisedom that have still stuck with me... Humor, storyteller, a great man- thinking of you all, Muschamps.

May 9, 2014

Coach Muschamp taught me at East Rome High School in the early 60`s. He was one of the best teachers I ever had.
Carl Battles
Wedowee Al

Gary, Beth, Josh, Zac and Nic Blunk

May 7, 2014

May God give you peace during this difficult time.

Terry Lingerfelt

May 7, 2014

To the family of The Coach. He hired me for my first job . I think he was one of the finest gentlemen I have ever met . He will be missed by many ! Terry and Charlene Lingerfelt

Nicole Yucht

May 7, 2014

Mr. Muschamp truly enjoyed teaching students. He took pleasure and pride in all our accomplishments no matter how big or small. I feel so fortunate to have known him and learned from him. My sincere condolences to the family especially his sons. Your father's memory lives on in many, many people.

Nicole Cassisi Yucht, Oak Hall Class of 1985