Lawrence Harvey Merryman, Jr

January 26, 1943 – March 21, 2022

Lawrence Harvey “Larry” Merryman, Jr., 79, of Hopewell, VA, passed away peacefully March 21, 2022. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence H. Merryman, Sr. and Georgie Mae Shaw Merryman. He is survived by his loving wife of over 52 years, Patricia Tubbs Merryman; daughter, Laura M. Reedy and husband, Jason; daughter, Joan M. Stalnaker and husband, Jesse; grandchildren, Jared M. Reedy, Kaitlyn L. Reedy, Emma Grace Stalnaker, and Elijah Gunnar Stalnaker; sisters, Barbara G. Merryman, Judy M. Mullen and husband, Johnny; as well as numerous extended family and friends. Larry served in the Air National Guard and the Army Reserves for over seven years. He was a member of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Colonial Heights. He worked for Verizon and retired after 32 years of service. Larry volunteered his time at West End Christian School, coaching various sports and helping with maintenance. He was an avid Civil War buff, enjoyed researching genealogy, and spending time with his family and friends.