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Larry Edwin Hawthorne, 82, resident of Chancetown, VA, passed away Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital, in Onancock, VA. Born April 16, 1937 in Tulare, CA, he was the son of the late Paul E. Hawthorne and Zelma Bradley Hawthorne.
Raised in the family farming business, Larry learned many skills from a young age and loved working with his hands. Over the years, he has designed and built boats, trailers, furniture, and always welcomed a new project. Larry served his country as a radioman in the United States Navy, and later began his career with Perdue Farms. His final transfer with Perdue relocated him to the Eastern Shore, where he retired as a manager in the shipping department. Larry’s love for fishing made the Shore a perfect place to enjoy retirement, often spending his days casting a line on the seaside or perfecting his latest building project.
Survivors include his sister, Judy Blackburn and husband Jim of Cheyenne, WY and their children, Karrie Galbraith and Kevin Jones; daughter, Eugenia Hawthorne; grandchildren, Ryan and Jordan; and his neighbor and best friend of 80 years, Dave Austin.
To honor Larry’s wishes, no public service will be held.
Memory tributes may be shared with the family at www.williamsfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements by the Williams-Onancock Funeral Home.