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Died Aug. 9, 2012

REIDSVILLE -- Curtis Eugene "Gene" Larimore, 73, 6163 N.C. 65, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, at Hospice Home of Rockingham County.

Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, at Bethany United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Jim Raines officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery with military graveside rites.

Mr. Larimore was born in Rockingham County to the late Ezene and Sula Carter Larimore.

He was a United States Army veteran, serving from 1961 to 1967.

He retired from Sears Roebuck Co., and later was owner/operator of Larimore Grading.

He was a longtime and faithful member of Bethany United Methodist Church.

Gene was a charter member of Bethany Volunteer Fire Department.

A devoted husband, father and grandfather, Gene will always be remembered for his faithful support of his children and the youth of the community.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Sybil Baynes Larimore; his grandson, Matthew Scott Larimore; and his sister, Annie Ruth Melvin.

Survivors include his son, Gregory Baynes Larimore and wife, Linda, of Goldsboro; his daughter, Janet Dawn Shaw, DVM, and husband, Kevin, of Reidsville; his grandchildren, Daniel, Ashley, Madelyn, Audrey and Adelaide; his sister, Ruby Sitar and husband, John; his brother-in-law, Kenneth Errol Baynes Sr. and wife, Billie, of Jamestown; and numerous beloved nieces and nephews.

The family received friends at Wilkerson Funeral Home Saturday, Aug. 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. and at other times at his home, 6163 N.C. 65.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bethany United Methodist Church, 316 Witty Road, Summerfield, N.C., 27358.

The family would like to express its heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Kalsoom Khan and the staff of the Regional Cancer Center at Wesley Long Community Hospital, his special caregiver, Mollie Turner, and the staff of Hospice Home of Rockingham County.

Wilkerson Funeral Home is assisting the family, and condolences may be sent to www.wilkersonfuneral.com.


Published in Obituaries on August 13, 2012 1:50 PM