Larry David Gilreath, 76, of Stony Point, passed away on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at Iredell Memorial Hospital.
He was born December 7, 1940, in Alexander County, son of the late Charlie Grade Gilreath and the late Daisy Bunton Gilreath. Larry was a 1960 graduate of Hiddenite High School, where he was elected “Best Personality” of the senior class. He had been an active member of Trinity Baptist Church, in Statesville.
Larry loved the Lord, his family, and his precious little great-grandsons, Gavin and Alex, who were a joy in his life. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, who enjoyed spending time with his family. He was also a member of the Stony Point Masonic Lodge #593.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Wayne, Jim, Gene and Frank Gilreath; and little sister, Phyllis Gilreath.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Carolyn Dyson Gilreath, two sons, Kenneth Dean Gilreath (Patti), and Eric Keith Gilreath (Wendy); a brother, Lynn Gilreath; two sisters, Peggy Sharpe and Carol Millsaps (Archie); three grandchildren, Kendra G. Myers (Brandon), Austyn D. Gilreath, and Jacob E. Gilreath; and two great-grandsons, Gavin P. and Alex C. Myers.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, October 3, 2017, from 1-2 p.m., at Bunch Johnson Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m., at Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home Chapel, with Reverend Tony Bunton officiating. Burial will be at Iredell Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or Samaritan’s Purse, PO Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607.
Online condolences may be made at www.bunchjohnsonfuneralhome.com.
Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is proud to be serving the Gilreath Family.