Lawrence ìLarryî Kuykendall, 84, of Hendersonville, passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2011. He was the son of the late Latta and Louise Justice Kuykendall.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in Korea. He was a wonderful husband and father and will be greatly missed. He was a member of Mud Creek Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Babs Kuykendall; son, Mike Kuykendall and his wife Lisa of Hendersonville, daughter, Michelle Stepp of Charlotte; three grandchildren, Tasha Smith and her husband Chesley of Charlotte, Daniel Kuykendall of Hendersonville, J.R. Dennett of Hendersonville; great-grandchildren, Reagan and Tripp Smith of Charlotte; and a sister-in-law, Linda Helton and her husband John of Asheville.
A funeral will be at 3:00 p.m. Friday, July 1, 2011, in the chapel at Forest Lawn Funeral Home with Dr. Vic Rampey officiating. A private entombment will follow the service at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum. The family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m. prior to the service in the chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International, 9140 Arrow Point Blvd. #380, Charlotte, NC 28273.
Dear Babs,I just want to say how very sorry I am for your loss. What a wonderful testimony of love to have had 60 years together. We are not too far behind you.
I also want to send my heartfelt sympathies to the rest of the family.
Hope we can get together again one day soon.
Love and blessings,
Jo Ann Fain
Michelle and Family, I am deeply sorry to hear about your loss. Your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God bring you peace.
Mike, Cindy, Bethany and Brennan Wright
Babs, I was so sorry to hear about Larry’s passing when Mom called me Thursday night with the news. Mom was very saddened as well and asked me to send her love. You are in our prayers – we love you.
Dear Babs,I was so sorry to read of Larry’s passing and was doubly sorry not to be able to come to the funeral. I had an important appointment that I could not get rescheduled. The people I grew up with in Barker Heights have a very special place in my memories. God’s peace to you in this very difficult time.
Babs, Mike, Michelle and family … Our heart goes out to you in the loss of your dear loved one. You folks have been a part of our lives “forever” and we extend our love, prayers and deepest sympathy to each of you. May His grace sustain each of you in the days ahead. Love, Mildred, Lynda, Alton Jr.
I have never had the honor of meeting Larry, his wife and family introduced me to him though the love they felt and honor they displayed for him. I pray for all of you during this very sad time. It is said: “When I was born I cried and others laughed, but when I died I laughed and others cried.”
This is the testimony of a life lived well, such a tribute to a wonderful man.
To Babs and the family,
I am sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. I enjoyed getting to know you both when I cleaned for you. My prayers are with you and the family.
Babs, Mike, and Michele,
I’m so sorry for your loss. Please know that your family is in our prayers.
Please accept our sincere sympathy on the loss of Mr. Kuykendall.
Home Medical Systems
I loved Larry like a dad. He was a joy to be around and I will surely miss him. I’m sure God welcomed him with open arms. Will certainly be praying for family and friends that God will give them strength and comfort.