Larry Swann Colvin, avid woodworker who was the subject of New York Times lifestyle articles

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Larry Swann Colvin.
Larry Swann Colvin.

Larry Swann Colvin, of Wilmington and Fleetwood Falls passed away Thursday, Jan. 7 at home surrounded by his family.

He was born Oct. 9, 1940 in Wilmington, the son of James Dover Colvin and Tessie Swann Colvin. He was the husband of Judy Sloan Colvin.

Larry graduated from New Hanover High School in 1960. From 1957 to 1960, Larry was a member of the Wilmington Boxing Club. He won Golden Gloves and AAU championships throughout the Southeast.

Larry was owner of Cape Fear Barber Shop in downtown Wilmington for 42 years. He was Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 231 of Pearsall Memorial Presbyterian Church from 1974 to 1987. Larry was also the subject of several New York Times lifestyle articles. He was an avid furniture maker, woodworker and bowl turner.

Larry leaves behind three wonderful and accomplished children, Ms. Sherri D. Colvin and partner Gary Cane of Wilmington, Gregg Colvin, MD, and his wife, Liisa Ogburn, of Raleigh and Bryan Colvin, CPA, and wife Hillary, of Asheville. He also leaves behind his beloved grandchildren, Aidan Alexander Colvin, Livia Elise Colvin and Sarah Dovia Colvin, all of Raleigh. He is survived by three brothers, James D. Colvin, Jr., and wife, Martha of Wilmington, Robert C. Colvin, and wife, Suzanne of Wilmington, and Daniel R. Colvin, and wife, Lisa of Candler.

He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 16 at Oleander Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 15 at Andrews Valley Chapel, 4108 S. College Rd, Wilmington, NC 28412.

In lieu of flowers, donations be made online to UNC-TV.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Andrews Mortuary.

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