Larry Dean Carman

Born in Greenville, SC on April 15, 1948

Departed on December 15, 2016 and resided in Nashville, TN

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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.

31 Comments to Larry Dean Carman

  1. Gene Caprani
    December 16, 2016 9:01 pm

    So many precious memories, Always regarded as family. Rest well.

  2. Mary Anne Tomlinson
    December 17, 2016 12:01 am

    Donna and Drew,

    My heartfelt sympathies to you both in your great loss. May God grant you peace and strength during this very difficult time.

    With love,
    Mary Anne Tomlinson
    Pensacola, FL

  3. Larry L. Tubbs
    December 17, 2016 8:52 am

    My thoughts and prayers for the family. As a retired
    Wm Wrigley Jr Company employee I worked for Larry several years and I offer prayers for the family during this time of morning.

  4. Lizanne Calhoun
    December 17, 2016 8:57 am

    Donna and Drew,

    What a wonderful tribute to Larry! My prayers are with you and your family, may God surround you with His love and give you peace as only He can.

    Lizanne Calhoun

  5. Larry & Brenda Caprani
    December 17, 2016 8:25 pm

    Donna and Drew, l am sure you know howI feel it’s like I lost a brother. My hope now is for you and Drew and for your future and until I leave this earth I will be part of your family as always. If at any time you need me I am available, I love you very much and consider you part of our family.

  6. Chuck Reed
    December 18, 2016 8:43 am

    I am deeply saddened by the passing of Larry. I will be praying for you Donna, Drew and Faye. His pain and suffering is over now and he joins Amy, Daddy Jack and Brenda in heaven.

  7. Steve Hil
    December 18, 2016 9:42 am

    Donna and Drew, Jody and I send our sincerest condolences and prayers.

  8. Judy Cato / Wrigley Sales, Gainesville, GA
    December 18, 2016 11:54 am

    Donna and Drew, I am truly saddened to hear of the passing of Larry. As a past employee and retiree of Wrigley’s, Larry was a joy to work with. His leadership and his caring personality speaks highly of what he stood for with the company. I will never forget the time that you and Larry made a trip over to Belmont College to attend a basketball game that my daughter was playing in. An amazing man that made a positive influence in the lives he touched. May God bless you and comfort you and your family during this time of grief and know that you willl be in my prayers!

  9. Paige Hughes
    December 18, 2016 2:06 pm

    Dear Doona and Drew,

    Words are useless. Know you are loved and in our prayers.

    Paige Boston Hughes

  10. Tina Boone
    December 19, 2016 10:12 am

    Oh Donna and Drew, my heart just hurts for the both of you! There are absolutely no words that will seem enough; but, I do pray that God’s arms cover you and Drew so tight in these times and to know that little by little that hole will get smaller and the pain will soften every day. God will be there covering you both until you’re ready. Hugs!

  11. Sabrina Bennett
    December 19, 2016 12:24 pm

    I am so very sorry for your loss. You and your family have my sincerest condolences and are in my prayers.

  12. Donna Weldon
    December 19, 2016 12:32 pm

    Dear Donna,

    May your memories of the good times and the love of family and friends comfort you.

    You are in our thoughts and prayers,


  13. Michelle Fillers
    December 19, 2016 12:33 pm

    Prayers for you and your family during this time of need. You have been there for him every step of the way. May you find peace and love in the coming days.

  14. Deborah Liles
    December 19, 2016 12:34 pm

    I’m sadden to hear of your loss. Your devotion to Larry and his to you was inspiring. I know he will be missed. You and Drew have my heartfelt sympathy and I will keep you both in my prayers.

  15. Misty Trujillo
    December 19, 2016 12:36 pm

    Donna and Drew,

    My heart and spirit are saddened with your loss. May God embrace you both and carry you through this difficult time and give you comfort and His peace which passes all understanding. My thoughts and prayers are with you both.

  16. Margie Knoll
    December 19, 2016 1:00 pm

    My Precious Donna and Drew,
    I agree with all the above statements and wonder how can I add any other words of comfort. The greatest gift is love. The love you shared as a family, the love you shared as husband and wife and father and son. The love that carried you thru the happy times as well as the sad will continue to give you comfort even thru these times and those to come. With my love, “Margkins”

  17. Tina Newman
    December 19, 2016 1:02 pm


    Praying that God’s comfort and grace will be with you, Drew and family now and always.

  18. Melissa Seay
    December 19, 2016 1:16 pm


    I know that there is nothing I or anyone can say that will ease your pain of the loss of Larry. I do hope that you find peace and comfort in the memories of your life with him. You and your family are in my thoughts.

  19. Robin Tickle Stromatt
    December 19, 2016 1:16 pm

    Dear Donna,
    I’m so saddened to hear of your husband’s passing. My prayers, love and thoughts are with you through this difficult time. Love you, Robin

  20. Ronda Conley Hodges
    December 19, 2016 1:25 pm

    Donna and Drew, may all of your wonderful memories carry you through this most difficult time. My prayers are with the both of you.


  21. Conte Hackett
    December 19, 2016 2:04 pm


    Praying for you during this difficult time. Larry fought long and hard and you were there every step of the way. Your loving care helped him get through those hard days. What a wonderful tribute to Larry. I’m sure Amy will be there with her arms open wide to see her Daddy once again. Love and prayers to you and Drew.

  22. Vicki Kinnard
    December 19, 2016 2:06 pm

    Donna, my heart breaks for your and Drew’s loss. May God watch over both of you and give you strength to get through this difficult time. You and Drew, and the rest of your family are in my thoughts and prayers. With love, Vicki

  23. Julia Farris
    December 19, 2016 7:33 pm

    Dear Donna and family,
    I was so saddened to hear about your loss. May your memories be sweet ones and know there are so many of us praying for your comfort.

    Love, Julia Farris

  24. Cynthia Collins
    December 19, 2016 9:08 pm

    Donna and Drew:
    I extend my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your dear husband/father. I know he was a good man, and I admire you for being so committed to his care. May his soul rest in peace. May your memories be cherished, and may you find solace knowing he and Amy are together in a much better place. Love and Hugs,

  25. Kathy Breece
    December 20, 2016 2:12 pm

    My sympathy is extended to the family for the loss of your loved one.

  26. Dana Smith
    December 20, 2016 2:55 pm

    Donna, prayers for you and your family are being lifted up. The love you and Larry shared will never cease. The Lord always keeps us connected to those we have been blessed to love, and to be loved by, during this portion of our journey. May the peace of the Lord enfold you and your family today and in the days to come. Much Love, Dana

  27. Martha Nicholson
    December 20, 2016 3:36 pm

    Prayers for you & your family, Donna.

  28. Terry Ann Hayes
    December 20, 2016 11:01 pm

    I graduated from Belton High School in 1966with Larry. So sad to hear of his passing. All of you will be in my thoughts & prayers!

  29. Kathy Randolph
    December 21, 2016 8:54 am

    Donna, I was so very sorry to hear about Larry’s passing. He fought long and hard and your care and love for him was an inspiration to all. Praying for God’s peace for you and Drew.

  30. Buddy and Betty Dacus
    December 23, 2016 11:44 pm

    Larry was always so sweet and kind to everyone. We know now he is not hurting or sick. Praying for peace for Donna and Drew. We love you.

  31. Buddy and Betty Dacus
    December 23, 2016 11:46 pm

    Prayers for comfort during this hard time. Such a sweet and kind person. Love to Donna and Drew.

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