Jeffrey Grey Larrimore
Mr. Jeffrey Grey Larrimore, 75, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2005, at his residence in Brewton after an extended illness. He was a native of Clarke County and had been a resident of Escambia County since 1976. He was an industrial engineer and an Auburn graduate. He served with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict and was discharged as a First Lieutenant in 1954. He served in the U.S. Air Force Reserve for four years.
In 1954 he began working with VF Corporation as an industrial engineer in Jackson, Ala., and later in Monroeville. He worked with Cluett-Peabody in Franklin, N.C., Athens, Tenn., Blue Ridge, Ga., and Pennsylvania as senior industrial engineer for Cluett. In 1971, he moved to Hammond, La., where he was vice president and director of manufacturing for San-Susee' Corp., manufacturer of lingerie in New Orleans, Ponchatula, Louisiana and South Mississippi. In 1976 he came to work for Judy Bond in Brewton as senior industrial engineer, and was warehouse and shipping manager at the time of his retirement in June of 1995.
He served on the administrative board of First United Methodist Church in Brewton as trustee, was a Sunday school teacher, and choir member at FUMC. He was a volunteer for American Red Cross in several disaster emergencies, and worked faithfully for more than 30 years with Methodist Lay Witness Mission movement in all of the Southeast. He was on the administrative board of Save-A-Life. He served Hamden Ridge United Methodist Church for three years as lay pastor until his illness in Jan. 2005.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Carolyn Robinson Larrimore; four children, Theresia (John O.) McInnis and David Jeffrey (Susan Teague) Larrimore, both of Niceville, Fla., Kieth Robin (Kathy Henry) Larrimore of Marion, N.C., and Lee Covington (Debbie Lancaster) Larrimore of Brewton; his mother, Bryce Jeffrey Larrimore of Brewton and Longwood, Fla.; two sisters, Catherine Ponsell and Patricia Crosby, both of Longwood; one brother, Dr. Len (Judy Rutledge) Larrimore of Thomasville; eight grandchildren, John O. McInnis, Jeffrey McInnis, Dr. Ashley Larrimore-Brooks, Heath Joseph Larrimore, Ian Larrimore, Stephen Larrimore, Kristine Larrimore and Kandice Larrimore.
There will be a memorial service at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, at the First United Methodist Church on Belleville Ave. Family and friends will have a time of fellowship following the memorial service. The family requests no flowers, but instead a memorial gift to First United Methodist Church (which will be used for missions) or a memorial to the Methodist Children's Home. Latham Funeral Home of Jackson is in charge of arrangements.