Larry Kenneth Gant

Born in Nashville, TN on January 28, 1947

Departed on April 26, 2010 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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Larry Kenneth "Kenny" Gant, age 63 of Hendersonville, TN passed away at his home with family at his bedside on April 26, 2010 following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born January 28, 1947 in Nashville, TN to the late CecilVernon and Eva Mae West Gant. He graduated from East High School in 1965. On June 10, 1966 he was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart, Wanda Jewel Ashburn. Larry spent his working years in the sheet metal and roofing industry where he enjoyed many friendships and comradery. He usually could be counted on as the first person there every morning sometimes before the sun rose. Larry was well liked by both colleagues and those who he supervised during his time of employment. He was an avid outdoorsman with a passion for hunting, fishing, paintball, and even jet boat racing in his younger years. He was a member of Hendersonville Church of Christ, Al Menah Shiners, Masonic Lodge in Hendersonville and Sheet Metal Local 177. Larry is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Wanda, his devoted sons, Larry Christopher Samantha, Jason Eugene Nicole; three grandchildren, Chandler Blake, Taylor Lea, and Bella Jewel; brother, Ronnie Cecil Gant Gale. He is further survived by nieces', nephews, other relatives and many friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Don W. and Sister Eugenia. A graveside service for immediate family will be held April 29, 2010 at Owen's Chapel Cemetery with Keith Parker officiating. Visitation will be held at Hendersonville Memorial Gardens, 353 Johnny Cash Parkway, Hendersonville, TN from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 1. Memorial service to follow as we celebrate and honor the life of a great man. The family wishes to give thanks to The Sarah Cannon Research Center including Dr. Howard Burris and staff for the wonderful care he received. Also, many thanks to Dr. Whitson Lowe and staff. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to either Alive Hospice, Shiners Children Hospital or your favorite charity.

8 Comments to Larry Kenneth Gant

  1. Gary Higbee
    April 29, 2010 12:00 am

    Dear Wanda, we at MSA are very sorry for your loss. We are making a donation, in memory of your husband, to the Shriner’s Childrens Hospital. It was certainly nice of you to make that option available. The best to you going forward.

  2. Bettie Snell-Hash
    April 29, 2010 12:00 am

    Wanda:I am so sorry for your loss of such a wonderful person and husband. Kenny was one of a kind and a special friend. I am sure Kenny, Larry and Diane are all gathered around telling boat racing stories. Please let me know if I can help in any way. He was a wonderful man. Love, Bettie

  3. Bobby Claudia Safley
    April 29, 2010 12:00 am

    Dear Wanda,
    I am so sorry to hear about Kenny. If there is anything we can do to help, please let us know.

    God Bless,
    Bobby and Claudia Safley

  4. Larry & Kathy Kossa
    April 30, 2010 12:00 am

    Wanda and family, Larry was the greatest man my husband ever worked with. During my cancer fight he was the stength we needed to win our fight. He was and will always be a significant person in our lives.
    Larry and Kathy Kossa

  5. Carolyn/Kelley Avery
    May 1, 2010 12:00 am

    Please accept our sincere condolences for what must be a significant loss. You are all in our prayers.

    Carolyn and Kelley

  6. Alton & Dianna Chambers
    May 1, 2010 12:00 am

    Dear Gant Family:

    You are in our thoughts and prayers. We know Larry is home now with his Lord and Savior. He was such a wonderful friend and inspiration to all who knew him.

    God Bless you all,

  7. Lt. Col. Mike Vitrano
    June 11, 2010 12:00 am

    I’ll miss my sheet metal buddy hard. Larry was a funny friend and whose sheet metal knowledge who was second to none.

    As others wrote, he was always the first to arrive at R.D. Herbert and Sons where we both worked and I always looked forward to chatting with Larry and going to lunch with him on occasion.

    We had many things in common like fast cars, guns and paintballing to name a few and Larry could tell some good stories about each of those topics.

    Farewell Big “G” – I will always cherish our time together and will miss you like the older brother I never had.

  8. cornbread mcinturff
    January 4, 2012 12:00 am

    larry was all right he know his metal herbert did him wrong