March 20, 2023
2 p.m.

Larry Eugene Fann, 75, of Morganton, NC, passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2023 after a long battle with leukemia.

Born in Alamance County, NC on August 2, 1947, he was the son of the late Johnny Thilmer Fann and Ruby Lowe Fann. Larry had a life-long, successful career as a textile salesman. He also owned Bio Star Chemicals. Mr. Fann enjoyed playing golf, traveling to the beach, and NASCAR.

Larry is survived by his soulmate, Jo Ann Houk; sons, Bobby E. Fann , Chad Fann, and Michael A. Fann; son for life, Steve Houk; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and brother, Rev. Bobby F. Fann.

The cryptside service will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, March 20, 2023 at Burke Memorial Park Mausoleum with Pastor Mike Whisnant officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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Larry thank you for so many wonderful memories!!! I will never forget you!!! My prayers go out to Bobby, Mike and Chad. Love Always, Dinka

—Diana Barricks
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Your family will be in our continued prayers. I will miss Larry as a neighbor and a friend.

—Scotty Chapman

We have known Larry since the 80s when he moved in next door to our family. He was a kind and generous man and you couldn't ask for a better neighbor. Over the years Larry & Fred developed a special relationship as Fred began to work with Larry. We will miss him dearly. Thoughts and prayers to his 3 sons and their families...

—The Chapman Family
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I worked with Larry at Wamsutta Mills ( in the olden days). He invited me to a couple cookouts at his house. Good guy!

—Tony Nichols

You may no longer be with us, but you will never be forgotten my brother. Thoughts and prayers to Bobby, Mike and Chad Take care.

—David & Reva Martin
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Larry was my friend for many years. We met when both of us worked at Wamsutta Mills in the early 70’s. He was such a caring and kind man. Always looking for an adventure and loved to travel. He loved going to NASCAR races and always wanted his friends to travel with him. I have so many wonderful memories of being with him and Joanne. He will be missed by many. I will see him again someday. Praying for Joanne, Steve and his sons.

—Betty Pendergrass
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—Chris Fann & Family

My sincere condolences to Larry's family. I worked with Larry for over 16 years at Virkler. Larry was a dear friend and the best salesman I have ever met. He was a hard worker and his customers loved Larry. Rest in Peace my dear friend. Bob McGuffey

—Bob McGuffey
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He will be missed but not forgotten always a good guy to me

—Eddie Godfrey

We found out today about Larry’s passing. I’ve known Larry since at least 1985. Done business with him for many years. Prayers for you all. He will be missed.

—Allen Whisnant