Mr. Gordon Larry Avery, age 72 of Young Harris and former longtime resident of Calhoun and Gordon County died at 10:26 AM, Friday, April 20 in Erlanger Hospital of Chattanooga.
Larry was born, December 19, 1945 in Gordon County, a son of the late Gordon Lee Avery and Sarah Hardy Avery. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Judy Avery Evans. He was retired from Dow Chemical Co. of Resaca where he worked as a senior instrument technician. He was a loving husband, father, and doting Papa. He loved being a handyman, reader, woodworker, and sportsman. He was a Veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the United States Army and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Calhoun.
Larry is survived by his wife, Sandra Jones Avery; two sons, Brian Avery and his wife, Bethany of Calhoun, Paul Avery and his wife Kayla of Sweetwater, Tennessee, and one daughter, Jennifer Avery of Ringgold; two sisters, Pat Cooper, Nicki Faulkner and her husband Chuck of Calhoun; four grandchildren, Lydia, Zelphia, Alexander, and Samantha.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM, Monday, April 23 from the Chapel of Thomas Funeral Home with Dr. Bert Vaughn officiating. Burial will follow in Gaines Cemetery near the Sonoraville Community with military honors afforded by the Dalton American Legion.
Pallbearers are Geary Cooper, Joseph Evans, Richard Faulkner, Don Travis, Will Travis, and Jonathan Cooper.
The family will receive friends after 4:00 PM Sunday at the funeral home.
You may send condolences to the family at www.thomasfuneralhomecalhoun.com
Thomas Funeral Home has charge of arrangements for the services of Gordon Larry Avery.