Larry Clinton Grizzle
Larry Clinton Grizzle, age 79, passed away surrounded by his family after a long and courageous struggle with dementia at his home in Rescue, Va. on Friday, February 25, 2022.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Clinton and Wilma Mullins Grizzle; his wife of 41 years, Betty Oliphant Grizzle; his wife, Barbara Payne Grizzle of South Carolina; brother, Douglas Grizzle; and his son, Larry Clinton Grizzle, Jr. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his daughter, Carolyn Michelle G. Hill (Russell); grandchildren, Lorraine Grizzle, Danielle Craig (Vince), Stephanie Grizzle, Joshua Grizzle, Brittany Hill, and Emily Hill; brothers, Norman Lee Grizzle (Betty) and James Dallas Grizzle (Kimberly); and great-grandchildren, Ava, Alyssa, Asher, and Ryland.
Larry retired after 40 years of service from Newport News Shipyard as a Master Shipbuilder. He was a charter member of Harvest Fellowship Baptist Church. Larry always enjoyed being at the beach watching the waves crash on the shore. He loved his family and friends and enjoyed every opportunity to express his love and kindness to all. He will be deeply missed by many.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at Peninsula Funeral Home. A Homegoing Celebration for a life well lived will be at held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 3, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to Harvest Fellowship Baptist Church.
Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.