Hugh Franklin Larew

Hugh Franklin Larew passed away at his home on Friday, May 11, 2018.

He was born September 3, 1956, in Waynesboro a son of John Jacob Larew and Gayle Dary Larew.

Prior to retirement, Hugh owned his own business where he developed a reputation for his stone masonry. His work was published in Southern Living and The Log Home magazines in the 90’s and early 2000’s. Hugh was an avid outdoorsman that enjoyed hunting and fishing with his family and friends. Often you would find him riding his Harley through Waynesboro and Staunton. He enjoyed bringing joy to people and volunteering his time to numerous non-profits within the community.

He was preceded in death by his brother, John Larew, Jr.

Hugh is survived by his significant other Wanda Fisher of Staunton; two sons, Jacob Larew and wife, Jordan, and their two children, June and John and Edward L. Larew of Stuarts Draft; two siblings, David L. Larew and wife, Sandy of Orlando FL and Mary L. Smith and husband, Robert of Greenville, NC; sister-in-law, Janice Larew of Troutman, NC; nephews and nieces, Brantley Larew of NC, Josh Larew of FL, Rachel Brown and husband, Chad of FL, Robin Smith and wife, Sara of NC; as well as several great nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Waynesboro with Rev. April Cranford officiating. The family will receive friends directly following the service at the church.

In lieu flowers, the family requests for memorial contributions in Hugh’s memory to be made to Love Inc., P.O. Box 1003, Fishersville, VA 22939.


  • Memorial Service Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Hugh Franklin Larew

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Shelby Alexander

May 16, 2018

Our heartfelt sympathy to the entire Larew family. I know it's been a hard month for everyone.
Hughie was a part of our family for many years. We have lots if memories that we still share to this day.
May God bless and comfort each one of you today and in the days to come.

Shelby Jones Alexander

Tim Harrison, Love INC

May 13, 2018

Hugh was a volunteer last year with Love INC in Fishersville, serving in our delivery teams and in our Donation Center. He built a “corral” for our bed headboard and foot boards. But even more importantly than sharing his talent, he shared himself. He shared his infectious sense of humor and served with humility. He was loved by all. We will miss him!

Diane Spurlock

May 13, 2018

I will miss Huey. He was a good friend, a wonderful man with a great sense of humor. I remember when we both had to go for jury duty and were so glad they didn’t pick us. But we had fun that day. Rest In Peace my friend

MJ Cupp

May 13, 2018

Always loved you hugh. Thank you for my child hood experiences I got to share with you.
-Michael Snead

Amy Moses Weller

May 13, 2018

Hugh was one of my favorite people. He had a sence of humor and we had many great laughes. His heart was good as gold and he was a good friend to so many. He will be greatly missed.