Larry Dean Vetter, Sr.

Born in Nashville, TN on March 19, 1950

Departed on January 12, 2015 and resided in Nashville, TN

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Larry Dean Vetter, Sr.

Nashville, TN
Age 64
Survived by his family including Martha Schurman Vetter, brother Ray Vetter, sister Sherry Vetter Dorris, and children Dean Vetter, Tori Vetter Benjamin, and Matthew Vetter. Preceded in death by his parents Al and Clara Vetter.
A graduate of Hillwood High School, Mr. Vetter’s career in the restaurant industry including Shoney’s, Belle Meade Cafeteria, the Vetter Café, the Tennessee State Parks, and upon retirement, the cafeteria for Nashville Christian School.
Visitation will begin at 9:30am on Saturday, January 17th with a memorial service to follow at 11am at Western Hills Church of Christ, 7565 Charlotte Pike, Nashville, 37209.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to Youth Encouragement Services through the Western Hills Church of Christ.

14 Comments to Mr. Larry Dean Vetter, Sr.

  1. Sandra Teitloff Friedlander
    January 14, 2015 3:05 pm

    Larry’s smile was always a welcome sight in the halls of Hillwood High School. i am sorry to hear about his death. May God bless each of his families and friends with happy memories.

  2. Toby Quinn
    January 14, 2015 4:19 pm

    Larry had a wonderful personality. He was always such a pleasure to be around. I enjoyed seeing him several years ago at Nashville Christian when my grandchildren attended that school. They were shocked and saddened when they learned of his passing. We all loved Larry.

  3. Tripp Abney
    January 14, 2015 4:56 pm

    so sorry to hear mr vetter
    praying for family

  4. Lori Crownover
    January 14, 2015 6:10 pm

    Larry Vetter was a unique man that could play tricks on you one minute and embrace you with a hug that made you feel 100% the next. I have so many fond memories of him as a husband, father, friend, and cook! He will definitely be missed. Prayers for the family and all those who loved him dearly, like I did.

  5. Bobby and Aaron Gray
    January 14, 2015 11:17 pm

    aaron and I have been gone several years but we always talked about Mr Vetter. Aaron felt Mr Vetter was the best chef ever. I personal enjoyed talking with him. He had some great stories and to watch him interact with the kids. He was magical. Mr Vetter was a one of a kind.

  6. Lucy Lyles Longworth
    January 15, 2015 9:24 am

    Mr. Vetter was one of the kindest people I remember from NCS. He had the sweetest eyes and smile! His patience with hundreds of school children amazed me, even when I was one of them! I will always remember him allowing me to get free food every now and then when my lunch ticket was unpaid. He would wink and say “you get whatever you want sweetheart, don’t you worry about it.” My prayers are with his family and friends for peace and comfort knowing he is with his Savior.

  7. Margaret Fite
    January 15, 2015 9:27 am

    I have fond memories of Larry Vetter, going back to his Belle Meade Buffet days! Talented man with a great personality. Condolences to the Vetter family – I’m praying for comfort and shared memories to brighten your time of sorrow.

  8. Kitty Hardesty merchant
    January 15, 2015 11:35 am

    God Bless Larry and his family! Larry was my first boss at Belle Meade Cafeteria and I always was happy to see him throughout the years as he always had that wonderful smile and a warm hello. My Condolences.

  9. Faye Bailey Combs
    January 15, 2015 9:10 pm

    My condolences to Larry Vetter’s family. When I was in the 4th grade my family moved to Nashville. We rented for a year, and my parents decided to buy a little house. The house they bought, that I grew up in and that my 91 year old mother still lives in belonged to the Vetters. My parents bought the house when the Vetter’s boys were very young. Small world.

  10. Sue Hogle
    January 16, 2015 10:17 am

    Thinking of all of you during this difficult time!

    Love The Hogles

  11. Daryl. Demonbreun
    January 16, 2015 3:18 pm

    Larry was one of a kind, the personification of what Christianity should be. He served daily, quietly and fervently, without fanfare, making a major difference in the lives of those he touched. His impact for good will be carried on by countless individuals whose lives will never be the same because of his positive influence for good. Well done! Enjoy the fruits of your labors!

  12. Heather Downey
    January 16, 2015 5:07 pm

    Mr. Vetter was one of the nicest people I had the pleasure or metting and getting to know at NCS. He made sure no child went hungry and made sure everyone had what they wanted. He left a great impact on so many people lives. Mr. Vetter was a great man and will truly be missed by not only his family but by everyone who knew him.

  13. Ron and Cissie Patrick
    January 17, 2015 9:32 am

    Larry was a friend, neighbor and schoolmate. Larry was always kind and willing to help out with anything. We will miss him. Our prayers are with his family and friends.

  14. Greg Hines
    January 17, 2015 7:03 pm

    Jan and I were out of the country when Larry passed. He was a good friend to so many, including my family and NCS. His legacy is seen on these pages and was heard at Western Hills today. I will miss our Sunday morning chats!

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