Henry Lawrence Shotwell

March 7, 1945January 5, 2018

Henry "Larry" Lawrence Shotwell passed away January 5th, 2018. Larry was born in Charlottesville, VA to Stonewall & Virginia Shotwell. Larry grew up in Criglersville, VA and attended Madison High School. He attended The University of Richmond where he played football and graduated with a BA in Industrial Management. Larry served his country in the U.S. Navy. He was a U.S. Naval Officer Aviator (A-6), received a Master's degree in Information Systems, and retired a Navy Commander. As an associate professor at the Joint Forces Staff College, Larry taught joint operational warfare planning to our troops stationed all over the world.

Survivors include his wife Peggy, his son Lawrence and his wife Frances Shotwell, Andrew, Ryan and his wife Ashley, Roger, Robert, and Courtney Kube. Also surviving are his sisters, Ann and her husband Phil Ripley, Judy and her husband Don Reed, twelve grandchildren, one great grandchild, and numerous nieces and nephews. Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Stonewall & Virginia Shotwell and his brother Randy Shotwell.

Services will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 ( or Shriners Hospitals for Children, International Headquarters, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607 (


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Lynn Epps

January 20, 2018

Dear Peggy and family,
Words are inadequate to express how sad we are for your loss. Richard and I enjoyed being around Larry and you so much. We will treasure our special memories of this wonderful man and be grateful for those good times shared.
Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this sad and difficult time.
With our deepest sympathy and love,

Brian Autry

January 20, 2018

I just found out I'm so sorry to hear if his passing rest in peace uncle Larry you will truly be missed by all.

Wayne Bradshaw

January 13, 2018

I knew Larry from the University of Richmond over 50 years ago. A good guy, lots of friends, good football player, played hard, partied hard, and was a one of kind guy. He and his family actually went across country, one summer, in a covered wagon. Don't ask me why, but they did it, and had a fabulous time. Larry always had a good time.
And a great sense of humor as well. He was funny!
RIP Larry.

Wayne W. Bradshaw R'69
Redondo Beach, Ca.

Julie Brooking

January 11, 2018

The Naval Commander

I will never forget sitting on the balcony with you,
Listening to what you had to say,
Reminiscing about your Navy days,
As you looked out upon the bay.

A man so large in stature and heart,
A humble Hero among us all,
Never did we think you would leave so young,
By an angel to take God's call.

Although you are in Heaven,
And not here with us in this life,
I promise you my dear friend,
To help take care of your sweet wife.

Now when I look out on the bay,
and see an Eagle flying overhead,
in beautiful splendid grander,
I will salute you my dear friend,
A hero, The Naval Commander.

I feel blessed to have known you, Larry

Elizabeth Johnson

January 10, 2018

Mrs. Shotwell,

The good lord crossed our paths during one of the most difficult periods of our lives. I am forever grateful for your "HUG" of kindness. Bless you and your family as you navigate this path. I hope your family knows just how much of a gem you are and how much love you gave during this time to another. Blessings to you all.