OBITUARY

Larry Wayne Rash

February 23, 1960July 26, 2020
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Larry Wayne Rash, 60, of Tampa, FL passed away Sunday, July 26th, 2020 at Advent Carrollwood Hospital. Preceded in death by his mother, Janet Lee (Frith) Rash. Larry is survived by his father, Harold Wayne Rash, brother; Tim Rash, sister-in-law; Beth Dible, nephews; Connor and Mick Rash, niece; Natalie Rash, and cousins Kelly Hale, Michelle Brock, Mika and Courtney Saylor. Larry was born at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, OH on February 23, 1960. He weighed only 5lb.-5½ oz. Larry was so small his mom made little shirts and shorts for him to wear. Later, his father, Harold, bought his first shirt and pants outfit which included a little tie. Larry has been a snappy dresser ever since! His mother, Janet, taught him to entertain and many of us have enjoyed his parties and buffets over time. Larry grew up in a strong Christian family and was baptized at the Winslow Park Baptist Church in Sharonville, OH early in his life. His parents moved to a small farm while he was growing up, with ponies, ducks, motorcycles and lots of room to roam. He learned to play piano from Gerry Wilson, taking weekly lessons from age seven until age twenty and playing for various church groups. He was a faithful member of First Baptist Church in Orlando, singing in the choir there. The family took many camping vacations over the years, beginning when Larry was 7 to Cumberland Falls, Kentucky and including fishing trips to Canada, trips to the Smokey Mountains, Florida, and a bicentennial trip out west. Larry continued traveling as an adult, with trips to Europe with his parents and many work reward trips, which he loved. He enjoyed being with his coworkers and photographing works of architecture. Larry studied drafting and architecture at D. Russell Lee Vocational School where he had a co-op position at Steed, Hammond and Paul Architects. He earned a BS Degree in Architectural Engineering Technology from the University of Cincinnati in 1982 and gained his registration from the State of Wisconsin in 1996. Larry worked for Ryland Homes for many years, beginning in Cincinnati then transferring to Atlanta and later to Orlando. Most recently, Larry worked for ten years for Davis Bews Design Group as the firm grew. Larry’s passion was designing homes where families could live out their dreams. He was a terrific decorator and often helped his friends and co-workers with DIY projects and decorating ideas as well. A few years ago, Larry designed a vacation home in Maine for his brother’s family which epitomized the detail and creativity he brought to every project. He is now looking down from heaven and seeing how his passion brings joy to many families’ everyday lives… In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to an architectural scholarship fund being established in Larry’s name by the family. Here is a link to the fund: https://gf.me/u/yi4589 Visitation will be held July 31st at 3 pm at Blount and Curry Funeral Home West Hillsborough Chapel with a memorial service at 4 pm. The service will be streamed via Facebook Live. MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIRED IN ATTENDANCE.

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    Friday, July 31, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, July 31, 2020

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Heath Martinson

August 3, 2020

I'm so sorry and shocked to hear of Larry's passing, he was a great guy and I was lucky to have met and worked with him for my short time at DBDG. He always had a great laugh and smile and was tough when it came to work but still made sure to always give you words of encouragement. My deepest condolences to Larry's entire family, you lost a true shining star on earth but he will be looking down and watching you all, your guardian angel. Thank you Larry for the lessons and the many laughs.

Janet Flanagan

July 31, 2020

Harold, Tim. Beth and family,
Our deepest condolences to you all on this very difficult day. Thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers today and in the coming days. We never had the privilege of meeting Larry, may he Rest In Peace. After watching the tribute video, we truly felt we HAD met him and could tell what a remarkable, fun, loving and talented man he was. And a cool Uncle!!
I hope you know how much you are loved. Wishing you all strength, peace and God's healing,

Janet, Damien, Aoife, Sinead and Grainne

Gregory Moak

July 31, 2020

Larry (LarDog)
Will always remember great times at FBC Orlando, our many Sunday lunches with FBC Singles and our trip to Maine to visit Herb.
In His Love, you will be missed.
Greg Moak

Jack Webb

July 31, 2020

I sure enjoyed singing with you in the choir at First Baptist Orlando. You will be missed by all Brother Larry.

Beth Brady

July 31, 2020

So grateful for the 23 years of love and friendship we shared Larry. So many stories and memories to keep you in my heart. ❤️

I will miss you so much and trust you are in Heaven where we will be reunited someday.

Thank you for all the love and prayers for Larry and his family, each one was felt and gave us hope.

Stephen Clark

July 31, 2020

I met Larry when I joined First Baptist Orlando. He was the secretary of the Sunday School class I joined. I was a single parent working two jobs and looking for a friend. Larry befriended me and we spend a lot of time together. He didn't mind that I almost always brought my son along, in fact he invited my son to accompany us on many adventures. The three of us rang in the new millenia at Universal Studios in 2000 when I got us all VIP passes. Larry was always there when I needed a friend, and I think I was there for him equally. He was fun, thoughtful, responsible, dependable and charitable with his time and his money, when it came to helping others. He was a dedicated member of the choir, a talented architect, a good son and brother, and a great friend, who I will always miss and think fondly of. My son Casey and myself, in lieu of flowers as requested by the family, will contribute to the architectural scholarship in his name. I like that his memory will live on by helping someone deserving to learn the craft that Larry loved.

John Wagner

July 29, 2020

We asked Larry to join our team over a decade ago because we knew that he was the one reviewing our plans over at Ryland Homes in Orlando. It was a perfect fit because we were looking for someone who would help make our plans look as good as possible; and low and behold, Larry's unique ability was doing just that. Larry's talent far exceeded our expectations. He was always in a great mood and taught us all a lot over the years.

It's also funny that I always seemed to run into him when I was out shopping for whatever or wherever. So much so that I thought he was following me or I was subconsciously following him. LOL. We always got a good laugh out of those situations.

Larry was very kind-hearted and was great to be around at work or at functions outside of work.

I will miss you every day Larry! See you again one day my friend!

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