Larry HarringtonApr 26th, 2011 | By Submitted | Category: Obituaries
Larry Harrington, 71, a former resident of Perry, passed away on April 20, 2011 in Athens, Ga.
Mr. Harrington was born April 13, 1940, in Donalsonville, Ga., to the late Wallace and Thelma Harrington. He attended the Seminole County school system and was graduated in 1958.
Upon graduation, he attended Middle Georgia Junior College and the University of Georgia, where he graduated in 1963 with a degree in forestry. Mr. Harrington then went to work with the U.S. Forest Service in Pierce, Idaho, where he stayed until December of 1964. He then moved back to Georgia to get away from the intense cold weather. In April 1965, he began working in Madison with the Florida Forest Service as County Forester. Mr. Harrington then transferred to Perry in February 1974 as District Forester and was responsible for 67 people and 1,800,000 acres of land. His position was later upgraded to Forestry District Manager in the late 1980’s. He retired April 25, 1995, after 30 years of service.
Mr. Harrington was married to the former Harriet Rosser and had two children, a son, Cameron, and a daughter, Kimberly. Cameron resides in Athens, Ga., and Kimberly lives in Carrabelle.
Funeral services were held Monday, April 25, 2011, at 10 a.m. at Joe P. Burns Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Lamar “Cooter” McCray officiating.
The interment service was held on Monday, April 25, 2011, at 3 p.m. at Friendship Memorial Gardens in Donalsonville, Ga., with Brother James Scarboro officiating. The family received friends on Sunday, April 24, 2011, from 6-8 p.m.
Visitors may sign the guestbook at www.joepburnsfuneralhomes.com.