Larry Lamont Meachem, age 68, of 575 W. Short St., formerly of Wilson, NC, passed away Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, in the Lexington Veterans Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky.
A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Friday at Carron’s Funeral Home, 325 E. Nash St., Wilson.
Larry attended Wilson County Public Schools after which he enlisted in the United States Army and was honorably discharged after serving four years. He proudly served his country and was based in Europe (stationed in Germany) during the Vietnam era.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Stella Meachem James; and two brothers, Billy James and Leonardo James. He survived by his father, Willie James (Mary) of Wilson; one brother, Willie James Jr. of Wilson; three sisters, Gwendolyn J. Patterson, Linda J. Armstrong (Benjamin) and Janet James Finch (Charles), all of Wilson; two sisters-in-law, Annie “Sue” James and Shirley Leach James, both of Wilson; two stepbrothers, James Woods and Jerome Woods; one stepsister, Stephanie Woods of Wilson; one niece, Cassandra J. Scott (Philip) of Raleigh; six nephews, Mark Howard of Wilson, Billy James Jr. (Candace) of Rocky Mount, Nathaniel Jones Jr. (Saletta), Jason Armstrong, Akeem James and Quintin Moore, all of Wilson; one special friend and neighbor, Janine Hughes of Lexington, Kentucky; and a host of other relatives and friends.
The family will receive friends 2 to 3 p.m. Friday in the Carron’s Funeral Home Chapel.
Professional services have been entrusted to Carrons Funeral Home, "The Willing Friend," located at 325 East Nash Street, Wilson, NC. Condolences may be directed to www.carronsfuneralhome.com or emailed to carronsfuneralhome.com