December 22, 2018

LARRY EDWARD SWANN, 78, of Wilmington, N.C., died on December 18, 2018, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center. He was born on July 16, 1940, in Huntington, W.Va., to Clifford Swann and Thelma Gerlach Swann. He was predeceased by his parents; his sisters, Patricia Swann Meadows of Huntington, W.Va., Gwendolyn Swann Little of Fort Wayne, Ind., and his brother, Stanford Swann of Huntington, W.Va. Larry is survived by his loving wife, Elizabeth “Liz” Wizner of the home; his children, L. Patrick Swann (Rachel) of Walkill, N.Y., J. Michael Swann (Deborahh) of Wilmington, N.C., Sarah L. McKenzie (Steven) of Wilmington, N.C., and Craig M. Swann (Elizabeth) of Milton, W.Va.; his grandchildren, Hannah McKenzie, Ian McKenzie, Bonnie Swann, Maggie Swann and Cooper Swann; his sister, Barbara Aylor (William); and many nieces, nephews, cousins, Sharron Swann, his children’s mother, and many friends. Larry was a 1958 graduate of HEHS, and he retired after 30 years of service from INCO. Larry enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, hiking, ballroom dancing, reading and making friends throughout his life. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401. Arrangements will be handled by Andrews Valley Chapel, with burial in Huntington, W.Va. A local celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.andrewsmortuary.com.