Larry Spray

Born in Nashville, TN on July 8, 1938

Departed on August 7, 2018 and resided in Madison, TN

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Larry Spray, age 80 of Madison, passed away at his daughter’s home on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. Preceded by his beloved wife, Betty, parents, Ernest and Gertrude Spray, sisters, Marn Yow, Dot Chambers, Barbara Martin, Molly Stansberry and brother, Mickey Spray. Survived by his children, Debbie Parker (Bryan), Mike Spray (Annette) and Jeff Spray, grandchildren, Jake & Hanna Parker, Kayla Spray and Logan Spray, and sister, Sharon Chilando (Mike). Larry is also survived by his dogs, Buddy and Toby, along with many nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.

Larry was born on July 8, 1938 in Nashville, Tennessee. He was a United States Army veteran and worked for over 35 years with Gates/Armstrong/Pirelli Tire Manufacturing. Larry was a longtime member of Cornerstone Church in Nashville where he served as a greeter and with the hospital ministry. Larry enjoyed fishing and tinkering on various projects. Larry had an unmistakable love for Betty and the Lord. His number one job was to make Betty happy. He served as her chauffer, gardener and fix-it man. Larry will not only be missed by his family, but by his Cornerstone family as well.

A Celebration of Life service for Larry will be held at Hendersonville Funeral Home on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 1:30PM, officiated by Deanna Walls. Visitation will be held Friday evening from 4:00PM-8:00PM and again one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Burial with Military Honors will be held following the service at Hendersonville Memory Gardens in the Garden of Cross.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

3 Comments to Larry Spray

  1. Joyce Reddig
    August 9, 2018 4:07 pm

    Larry was my longtime neighbor and friend. I knew him as a caring, friendly man who knew all his neighbors and always was willing to lend a helping hand. He knew the Lord and cared enough for people to want to share this joy with them.

  2. James M. Mason Jr.
    August 11, 2018 6:31 pm

    Larry was positive and upbeat person
    and a good co worker

  3. Joyce M. Netherton Wilson (Gladys (Mary's daughter) Ruth Richards Netherton's daughter)
    August 11, 2018 9:51 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. I recognized the name from my childhood days and found that Larry was my grandmother Mary Ruth Spray Richard’s nephew.

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