Millington mourns loss of Larry Silvey

Larry Silvey

Star Staff Reports

Larry Joe Silvey, 79, entered into eternal life on January 22, 2020 in Millington.

He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend who made it his life’s mission to introduce people to Christ through unending service and selfless generosity.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Susan; his son, Larry Dean Silvey; his two daughters, Jackie McCall (Mark) and Jennifer Patrick (Hays); six loving grandchildren: Cole, Jake, Madison, Zoe, Mackenzie, and Josie; brothers, Darrell Silvey (Paulette), Duane Silvey (Edie); and his many nieces and nephews.

Larry Silvey’s adventurous and brave spirit knew no bounds. His work ethic was second to none. His greatest joy was serving the Lord by helping those in need.

Though the magnitude of his personal achievements and community involvement cannot be adequately summarized, he will be best remembered as a Navy veteran, home builder, mission leader, Gideon, deacon, farmer, cattle rancher, and marble champion. To his church, he was a leader; to his community, he was a giver; to his family, he was a hero; and to his Lord, he was a good and faithful servant. Above all, Larry Silvey’s story is a testament to the changing power of God, and the bountiful life He gives to all who believe in and look toward Him.

The family received friends Jan. 25 at First Baptist Church located 5010 West Union Road in Millington, until the service. Interment followed in Northridge Woodhaven Cemetery with Navy funeral honors.