Larry Wohlford

August 7, 1953 - September 21, 2020

08/07/1953 - 09/21/2020

Larry L. Wohlford, 67 yrs old, passed away Monday, September 21, 2020 in Norfolk, Virginia.  Larry was born on August 7, 1953 to Harold and Sybble Lee Wohlford of Huntington, Indiana.  He was a graduate of Huntington North High School.
Master Gunnery Sergeant (ret.) Larry “Wohlfman” Wohlford, honorably served his nation for over 30 yrs in the United States Marine Corps retiring as a highly decorated Marine. Of note, his last assignment was at the Pentagon where he survived the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001. Upon retiring from active duty, he continued to serve in the Civil Service for the Department of the Navy for almost 20 yrs.
Larry lived in Norfolk for many years where he shared a home with Theresa Cortez. He was known for his charming smile and sense of humor.  His faith in God, dedication to the country, and pride in serving in the Marine Corps was without question. He consistently reminded his sons of how fortunate they were to live in such a great country as the United States and to thank God for their blessings.
 
Larry is survived by his two adult sons, Lee and Walter Wohlford.  His sons proudly served their country as did their father in the Marine Corps and Air Force, respectively. Additionally, Larry loved his many grandchildren to include Dante, Aydan, Dillon, DiMarco, and many other nieces and nephews. His surviving siblings include Dennis, Michael, Debra, and Brenda Kay, who reside in Huntington, Indiana.
In lieu of flowers, please visit https://donate3.cancer.org to make contributions to The American Cancer Society in Larry’s honor.

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MARINE BROTHER
2 years ago

Dear Larry and All who read: You may never fully understand this dedicated Marine. On 9/11, it was he who unselfishly SAVED many lives by evacuating them to safety and to medical triage areas at the Pentagon. Never recognized due to the poor leadership, but he did not care. I bring it out now to say, Thank you Master Guns! You are truly the definition of SEMPER fi. Rest in Peace, I’ll see you as you watch Heavens Gate!

Sharon (Wohlford) Sharp
2 years ago

I was always so proud of my dear cousin Larry’s many accomplishments. He was a fine man and a true patriot. Love and condolences to his sons, brothers and sisters, and many friends and relatives.

Bill Sittig
2 years ago

Lived across street from Larry for many years. He was a great friend and neighbor. We had many conversations over the years. Larry was a true patriot. Had to move 2 years ago because of my wife’s medical needs. Sure was surprised when Tess called me when Larry was sent home with hospice. Family can be proud of Larry and his life.

Tomoose
2 years ago

It is with heavy heart that I read of your passing. I remember you fondly my classmate and our adventures growing up together. From first grade until you left and joined the Marine Corp, we had a lot of great times together and created great memories that I will always cherish. I especially remember you working on your pickup and trying to get ever mile per hour possible from it. My biggest laugh was when you thought it was great fun to run over anything in the roadway. That all ended abruptly when some genius placed a cement block in a brown paper block, and you ran over it. I also remember visiting your home and your mom offering lard/ sugar sandwiches for a snack. You have served with distinguished service to the United Sates and have made me proud to call you my friend. You have seen and completed many great deeds many will never know about. You have done well for yourself as a young man growing up from little Huntington, IN. My only regret is we not able to reconnect more in our golden years. Rest easy Larry, thanks for being a friend to me.

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum
2 years ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Larry Wohlford, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Marine Veteran, Larry Wohlford, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

A. Marine
2 years ago

Semper Fi Marine, Rip.