Larry W.  Vining's Memorial

Larry W. Vining
(1948 - 2007)


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Name: Mr Larry W. Vining
Gender: Male
Age: 59 years old
Lived: Wednesday, 25 February 1948 - Saturday, 24 November 2007

My Story

This is in loving memory of the greatest man the world has ever known. My father was born in Ft. Pierce Florida in 1948 to Woodard and Evelynn Vining. He was the 3rd born in a family of 6 children. They moved to Alaska and thats where he enlisted in the navy, he was happy to go and had to lose 200 pounds to do it, but he did it and off he went o basic and then to war. He served his country with pride. My father didn't talk much about the war. He was a good man, and he was exposed to agent orange and later in life it affected his heart and he also developed diabetes. My father survived multiple heart attacks and strokes. He was a fighter all the way to the end. The one thing my father did was take pride in being a father and grandfather.

On the day my father passed it was the worst day in my whole life. I woke up to a phone call at 6 am telling me my father passed away.............. I had just talked to him the day before and he sounded good, he was relaxed on vacation with his long time friend Dianna, who is in the picture with him. This is the last time my father was seen alive was in this picture. I told my father I love him and I would talk to him when he got back home he told me I love you too and hung up. That was the last time I heard his voice. I will never forget the day my father died it was like a dream I kept thinking I was gonna wake up and everything would be alright but it wasn't all I could do was scream and cry to please bring him back and beg god to please don't take my father he is all I have on this earth the only person who loves me for me.

It was a great loss, then the reality hit me when we found out what he died from..................... He died from a "massive heart attack"  also called sudden death. I was over come with emotion cause all I could see was him suffering. Then I found out that he was talking to his friends getting ready to go back to Georgia he was in North Carolina. He was just talking away and all of a sudden he slumped over in the chair and passed away.............. it made me feel just a sliver better that he didn't suffer at all. The paramedics tried over and over to bring back his heart beat but he was gone.

Now it has been almost 5 months and it still feels like yesterday that I got that phone call. My father didn't even get his military honors or burial. That to me is just wrong cause he fought for  his country. I think that the people need to think about all the vets that also fought in the Vietnam  war .

I miss my father dearly and I know it will take a very long time to heal. I just want the world to know that my father was the most loving man you could ever meet. He always helped people in need as long as he had it to give it was yours. He was hard working, and loyal to all of his friends. I will add more over time, as I gather more information.


Today was a rough day I kept thinking about my father, I keep thinking that everytime my phone rings it's going to be him saying hi. Then it hits me all over again that he isn't here anymore. I keep hearing people tell me everyday it will get easier but when will that happen?  My children keep telling me "mom we miss poppa a lot why did he have to die" I really don't know what to say except that God wanted him home with him................. so poppa won't have to suffer anymore. I just want to tell God if he could please tell my dad I Love Him and miss him dearly and always will.

I ordered a etched glass plaque for a picture of him and it is beautiful. It has a poem etched on it that has a lot of meaning for me. I will add it on here in a couple of days.

 This is a poem I found that expresses how I feel.

I Miss You Daddy

I awoke today and the void of you not being there
so overwhelmed me that I was in great loss without
your love around me Daddy.

Oh! Daddy what am I going to do now without you
here to guide me with all your words of wisdom
and hearing your loving voice that always healed
my heart and lifted my spirit with joy?

My pain is so indescribable Dear Daddy that I am
in shock to the point that I want to curl up into
a ball and do nothing but have sweet dreams of you
holding me in your arms and never letting go.

Rivers of tears will always be in my heart for you
Daddy and life will never be the same without you
my Dear Sweet Daddy. Oh! God help my pain and tell
my Daddy I miss him so.

Oh! my sweet darling daughter I am here with you
forever more looking down upon you from heaven
with many angels of joy that are guiding me even
closer to your heart than ever before.

Please don't cry my sweet loving daughter for I am
in paradise with God holding my hand out to you in
the winds that flow across your soul, can't you feel
and hear me sweetheart?

My sweet angelic daughter you need not hurt, for all I
feel now is peace, love and joy like I never have felt
before in the hands of God and with all the angels that
are protecting you for me.

My most dearest daughter, sleep with dreams of angels
by your side and smile with all your heart while you seek
me everyday in the heavens above, for I am sitting here by
the throne of God waiting until you're day of arrival to
once hold you in my arms again.

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The best man that ever walked this earth! I love you always larry.
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He always had words of wisdom, which no matter how minor it always helped.
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To A Dear and Loving Husband ,Father and Son, who will always be remembered by the Great man he was and live trhu tho...
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Song Name: Love Me
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In memory of your Dad, a Hero!
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Song Name: Thats My Job
Artist: Conway Twitty
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This song describes my father to the T.
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I love you daddy and I hope your walk is a peaceful one. Please know your memory will live on forever. I wish I could...


Fathers Name: Woodard Vining
Mothers Name: Evelynn Vining
Children's Names: Thyra, Dorcia, Desiree', Nicholas, Merrissa, Racheal
Siblings Names: Paul, James, Marty, David and Timmy
Country of Birth: USA
Country of Residence: USA
City of Residence: Lindale, Ga
Occupation: Construction
Marital Status: Divorced
Religion: Other


Favourite Movie: He loved all movies, old time ones
Favourite Music Genre: Country
Favourite Artist: George Jones


Place of Passing: North Carolina
Date of Passing: 24 November 2007
Cause of Passing: Massive Heart Attack "Sudden Death"
Type of Funeral: Cremation
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