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Larry Ray Jennings

March 27, 1956 — May 17, 2024

Lovingston

Larry Ray Jennings

On Friday, May 17, 2024 surrounded by his family that meant everything to him, Larry Ray Jennings, 68, went to the open arms of the Lord in peace and dignity.  To his family he was our protector and hero.  His physical struggles over the last few years never stopped his continual efforts to make each day the very best.  Larry’s love for his family will carry on in each of them in the memories that each of them hold in their hearts.

He was born on March 27, 1956 at Virginia Baptist Hospital. Larry’s early childhood was spent near his maternal grandparents on the backs of Jug Branch in Amherst County.  There you would frequently find him at Grandma Lois’ table, in the yard playing or on the creek with Grandaddy Chester throwing tomatoes in the water as fast as his grandaddy could pick them.  Later they moved to the farm in Gidsville where Larry made friendships that would last a lifetime.  He graduated from Amherst County High School in 1974.  Larry’s careers spanned from working at Chapstick Inc, being a supervisor at the Lynchburg Foundry, and working for 20 years with Hall Well and Pump Company.  

Larry was preceded in death by his parents Bobby and Fay Jennings, maternal grandparents Chester and Lois Proffitt as well as his paternal grandparents Robert and Ola Jennings.

He is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Kimberly S. Jennings. Also surviving are daughter, Lindsay Phillips (Joe); sons, Brad Jennings (Beth), and Dustin Jennings (Hailey); Beloved grandchildren, Dylan, Mileena, Lily, and Magnolia; brother, Michael Jennings (Charlotte); sister, Carolyn Ashwell (Earl); mother and father in law, Linda and David Fisher; two special aunts, Jane Hughes and Bettie Sue Jennings and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Outside of his family Larry’s proudest moments were his relationship with the Lord, his 20 years of service as a firefighter at Monelison Volunteer Fire Department, and his passion for the Virginia Cavaliers.

Family will receive friends at Wells/ Sheffield Funeral Chapel in Lovingston, Virginia on Monday, May 20, 2024 from 6 to 8 pm.

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, May 21, 2024 at 11:00 am at Oak Hill Baptist Church, Davis Creek Lane, Lovingston, Virginia with Rev. Bryan Painter, Rev. John Campbell, and Rev. David Blevins officiating. 

Graveside Service will follow at the Stevens Family Cemetery, Stevens Cove, Lovingston Virginia.

The family would like to thank Dr. Bergin and Dr. Malhotra, at the UVA Heart and Vascular Center for their compassionate care over the last four years.  Donations in Larry’s memory can be made to the Monelison Volunteer Fire Department, Madison Heights, Virginia or Almost Home Pet Adoption Center, Lovingston, Virginia.  

Arrangements are being handled by Wells /Sheffield Funeral Chapel, Lovingston, Virginia (434-263-4097).

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Visitation

Monday, May 20, 2024

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Wells/Sheffield Funeral Chapel

828 Front Street, Lovingston, VA 22949

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

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