Larry D. Carman, age 68 of Nashville, passed away December 15, 2016 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
He was born in Greenville, SC, raised in Easley and graduated from Belton (SC) High School. Larry was the son of Roy Jack and Willie Faye Jones Carman. He proudly served his country in the United States Army and retired as National Field Sales Manager for the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company.
Larry will be remembered for his dedication and hard work, mixed with his quick sense of humor. He was task and goal oriented, and always found time to assist those around him. He was dedicated to his family and friends and lived by the motto to “always do the right thing.”
He was a strong man…not just physically, but mentally, spiritually and emotionally. He fought hard and never complained through his illnesses over the past decade. Larry always had the attitude that he could accomplish whatever he set his mind to.
He was preceded in death by his father: Roy Jack Carman; daughter: Amy Nicole Carman; and a sister: Brenda Gail Reed.
Larry is survived by his wife: Donna R Carman; son: Andrew Craig “Drew” Carman; mother: Willie Faye Jones (Walter) Wheeler; brother: Stanley Wayne “Stan” (Angela) Carman; and a sister: Nancy (Jamie) Lee.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, December 20 from 3:00 until 7:00 PM at Harpeth Hills Funeral Home, 9090 Hwy 100, and again from 11:00 AM to noon on Wednesday, December 21. A Celebration of Life will be conducted on Wednesday at 12:00 noon at the funeral home. Burial, with military honors provided by the United States Army will follow in Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens.
The family has selected Larry Caprani to serve as Honorary Pallbearer, and the following as Active Pallbearers: Ric Boyer, Camden Carman, Bill Jones, Jamie Lee, John Baxter Lee and Chris Reittinger.
Memorial donations may be made in Larry’s honor to the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, 1161 22nd Ave S #1903, Nashville, TN 37232.