On Monday, January 4, 2021, Larry William Tarver joined our Holy Father at the age of 78. Larry was born on November 26, 1942 to Hazel and Decatur Tarver. He lived in East Baton Rouge, Livingston, and Assumption Parishes throughout his life, where he and his wife Laura Mae Tarver raised five daughters. He was a proud US Army veteran who went on to spend his career as an instrument tech at Ethyl Corporation and Fisher Services. Larry's passion was spending time outdoors with his family, fishing, hunting, and riding on his beloved motorcycles. Larry was an active member of his community, served on the Livingston Parish Sewer Board, and loved cooking Jambalaya for many public events. Larry Tarver left this Earth in peace. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife Laura Mae Tarver. He is survived by: his daughters Cindy Wesley and husband Jeff, Laurie Hall, Shannon VanTassell and husband Doug, Dawn Smith and husband Chris, and Dana Barney and husband Charles; his grandchildren David and wife Ia, Nathan, Beau and wife Trisha, Chelsea, Cassie, Christy and husband Ben, Cheri, Lexi and husband Ishmel, Grey, Catherine, Ashlee, Ben, and Addyson; his five great-grandchildren; and his favorite furry companion, Lil' Buddy, who brought so much joy to his life. A visitation will take place at Glory of God Worship Center, located at 1114 Rodeo Drive, Denham Springs, LA 70726 on Thursday, January 7 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.. Visitation at Glory of God Worship Center will continue on Friday, January 8, from 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. when the funeral service will begin. A graveside memorial service will follow at 11:00 a.m. at Resthaven Gardens of Memory Cemetery, 11817 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge, LA 70816. Condolences may be directed to Church Funeral Services, 5535 Superior Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70816.
Published in The Advocate from Jan. 6 to Jan. 8, 2021.