Larry David McEntire, Sr. – Now Habersham

Larry David McEntire, Sr., age 73, of Panama City, Florida, formerly of the Habersham Mills Community, Demorest, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 30, 2022, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born on September 18, 1948, in the Habersham Mills Community of Demorest, Georgia, he was a son of the late Norris Edward, Sr. & Connice Fry McEntire. Larry was a graduate of North Habersham High School, Class of 1966 where he was well known for his kindness and long-lasting friendships with his classmates. He served his country proudly in the United States Air Force with a career that spanned over 24 years. Upon retirement from the Air Force, Larry & his wife, Nancy made their home in Panama City where he worked for a number of years with a local building supply company. He spent the last 20-plus years as the face of the lumber yard at Bayside Lumber & Building Supply where he oversaw countless orders and deliveries for all of the customers. In the words of his family & colleagues, his strength, character, and work ethic were unmatched. His presence will be greatly missed by all.

In addition to his parents, Larry was preceded in death by his brothers & sisters-in-law, Ed, Jr. & Edna McEntire, Harold McEntire, Walter Jay & Ruthelene McEntire, George Randolph & Ruth McEntire, Charles K., Sr. & Barbara McEntire, & Linda Adams McEntire.

Survivors include his loving wife of 53 years, Nancy L. McEntire; children, Larry David McEntire, Jr. of Panama City, FL; Rizza & Ron Black of Cincinnati, OH; Regino “Jun” & Leny Quizon of Pensacola, FL; Grizaldy & Betty Concepcion of Bonifay, FL; Nona & Kirt Winters of Panama City, FL; Carina & Bob Denney of Pigeon Forge, TN; brother, Gary McEntire of Demorest, GA; sister-in-law, Illa McEntire of Demorest, GA; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, other relatives, & friends.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 09, 2022, at the Kent-Forest Lawn Chapel with Rev. Kenneth McEntire officiating. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Gardens.

A live-stream broadcast of the funeral service may be viewed at www.kentforestlawn.com

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, July 08, 2022, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

An online guest registry is available for the McEntire family at www.kentforestlawn.com.

Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home & Cemetery is in charge of arrangements. (850) 763-4694

Announcement courtesy of Hillside Memorial Chapel, Clarkesville, Georgia. (706) 754-6256

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