James Sydney “Syd” Larrick, 100, of Scott Depot, WV went home to the Lord on Sunday, March 25th, 2012 at the Hospice of Huntington house after enjoying a long and productive life on this earth.
Syd was born in Middletown, VA on November 28, 1911 and was the son of the late Sydney and Ida May Larrick. He first attended Middletown School and then graduated from National Business College in Roanoke, VA. After graduation from college in 1930 he moved to Beckley, WV and started work for the Beckley Ice and Feed Company, which later became known as Beckley Feed and Hardware. Syd bought into the hardware business and later became the President and General Manager of the Company. The Company joined the Hardware Association of the Virginias and he served as their President for one term. In 1998 Syd retired from the business after more than 68 years of service and he and his wife moved to Scott Depot to be near their daughter and her family. While living in Beckley he was active in the city having served two terms on the Beckley City Council. He was a past President of the Beckley Lions Club, Exalted Ruler of the Elks Lodge #1452, and served as President of the Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce. He was also a charter member of the Beckley Hunt Club located in Pocahontas County WV and a long-term member of the Bear Loop Hunt Club in Bath County VA.
Syd was a member of the St. Johns United Methodist Church in Teays Valley, and previously was a long time member of the United Methodist Temple in Beckley where he served the church as Chairman of the Board, Chairman of the Trustees and Chairman of the Building Committee that facilitated the construction of the current United Methodist Temple building.
Syd was preceded in death by his loving wife Mary Holliday Larrick after 71 years of marriage, his brothers Howard Larrick and Eugene Larrick, sister Sadie Withrow and son Michael Larrick. He leaves behind his loving daughter Betsey Eads and son-in-law Terry Eads of Scott Depot, his grandchildren Brian Eads and wife Rebecca of Roanoke VA, Krista Eads Voorhees and husband Andrew of Eleanor WV and Ashley Eads of Scott Depot, two great grandchildren Seth Eads and Hayden Eads, and his niece Joann Rule of Staunton VA.
Friends may visit the family from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 29th, at the United Methodist Temple, 201 Temple View Drive in Beckley. Service will begin at 1:00 p.m. at the church with Pastors Dan Johnson and Martin Hallett officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park in Beckley.
Pallbearers will be Brian Eads, Terry Eads, Andrew Voorhees, Steve Larrick, R.W. Williams and Larry Bowers
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hospice of Huntington, Inc, P.O. Box 464, Huntington, WV, 25709.
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Calfee Funeral Home of Beckley is in charge of the arrangements.