OBITUARY

Larry Ray Carter

Passed away on April 30, 2019
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Mr. Larry R. Carter age 62 of Tazewell, TN was born April 27, 1957 in Detroit, Michigan and passed away on April 30, 2019. Larry loved bluegrass music, radio where he was a two time IBMA broadcaster of the year nominee, his community, his side kick Bella and most of all his family. He gave his all to each one. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and golf. His cabin was his get-a-way where he loved to spend his spare time, and by the way did we mention Larry lived and breathed bluegrass music. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Patsy Bowman Carter. He is survived by his wife: Glenda Carter of 27 years. Sons: Lance Carter, Adam and Stephanie Carter, Daughter: Loren Arnold, Grandchildren: Aden, Daniel, Kiley Carter, Mataya Netherton and Landon Curry, Step-Mother: Wilma Carter, Brother: Gary (Cindy) Carter, Sister: Sheila & Carson Massengill, Ashley and Amanda Carter, Nephew: David Massengill, and a host of other relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 until 7:00 P.M. Friday May 3, 2019 at Coffey Funeral Home with funeral service to follow at 7:00 P.M. Friday night in the Coffey Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside service will be Saturday May 4, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. in the Wilson Cemetery in Speedwell, TN. Minister: Rev. Jakie Cunningham, obituary by Rev. Jerry Surber. Singers: Prodigal Sons, Pallbearers: Aden Carter, Lance Carter, Rick Welch, Burgin Crutchfield, Scotty Powers, Bobby Stanley, Terry Wilson, Rick Campbell and Mike Hurst. Coffey Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, May 3, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, May 3, 2019
  • Graveside Service Saturday, May 4, 2019

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Suzanne Carr

May 3, 2019

Larry played music at the Mesquite Steak House when I worked there in the early '80's. He was kind, always smiling and spoke to every single person. He autographed an album for me that I have to this day. (and listen to!) Bluegrass for Breakfast was my morning routine - I listened every morning; he would play a request for you anytime. My mom would listen too and called in to win a few prizes he gave away and always enjoyed chatting a bit with him when she stopped by to pick them up; she thought a lot of Larry and was saddened to hear of his passing. Larry was kind, talented and genuine. He will be missed. Prayers for his family to know peace and comfort.

Rick Campbell

May 2, 2019

One of the best friends I ever had. Respected by all who knew him. He could play all the instruments and sing all the parts. Larry was a good driver, travel buddy, co-pilot, mechanic, carpenter, personal advisor, and dependable friend. I'll miss him. RIP
Here's a photo from one of our road trips. This is Mccallister, OK.

Patricia Harrison

May 2, 2019

Larry was a kind soul and a good friend, back in 2013 he helped with renovations and building of my shop when it was at the bowling alley. He never took any money from me, but there was a watch he always wore and my mom gave him one just like the one he had. We think he loved it. Here is a pic of him taking pics of the work he had done just before I was ready to open. He done an excellent job, he will be missed by all that knew him. Prayers for all of his dear family. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Jr Branscomb

May 2, 2019

Larry was a dear friend and so much more. I'll never forget the look on his face, when Betty and myself gave him his Blue Grass for Breakfast guitar, that I custom built for him. He was so moved that he shed a few tears. That's the 1st time I ever seen him speechless. We loved him because he was part of our family and he was also a dear brother in Christ. Rest in peace my friend.

Stacey Mayton

May 1, 2019

Big Lare will be forever missed. So sorry for your loss I will never forget everything that Larry has done for me. I will miss him coming down to LaFollette WLAF to record and do his top 30 bluegrass.

Honeybee (Stacey Mayton)

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