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Harold Lawrence ‘Larry’ Scharver Jr., 85, semi-professional bowler

Harold Lawrence 'Larry' Scharver Jr.
Harold Lawrence ‘Larry’ Scharver Jr.

Harold Lawrence “Larry” Scharver Jr., 85, departed his earthly life Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, to join his son, Jeffrey, after a brief stay at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center in Wilmington.

Born Dec. 15, 1933, in Canton, Ohio, Larry was raised in North Canton, Ohio. He was the son of the late Harold L. Scharver Sr. and Anna Mae Dennis Scharver. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Thomas (Joan); and sister, Judith Scharver Demask (Edward).

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Vivian Barnhart Scharver; daughter, Jill Scharver Kelley (Greg) of Wilmington; son, Chris Michael Scharver (Brenda) of Barrington, Rhode Island; grandchildren, Andrew, Jonathan, Trevor (Jamie), Megan Kelley and Jeffrey A. Scharver; great-granddaughter, Kinsley James Kelley; brother, Richard Scharver (Derra); sisters-in-law, Helen Hoke (Dave) and Cathy Gilloogy (Rich); brother-in-law, Dwight Barnhart,; special surrogate son, Charles (Chad) Paul (Robin); and many other special friends.

Larry was a semi-professional bowler in North Canton, Ohio. He was on the Stroh’s Beer Team and the Brunswick Advisory staff.

Moving his family to Barrington, Rhode Island, in 1970, he was a superintendent in the Die Casting Department of F. Ronci Mfg. in Providence. After his wife retired, they moved to Wilmington. Larry was a U.S. Navy veteran and belonged to American Legion 10 and VFW 2573. He was also a member of the Men’s Golf Association at Beau Rivage Golf Club. His hobbies were hunting and fishing, golf and boating, which he enjoyed with his family.

He also enjoyed watching his grandchildren in all their sports, whether it was baseball, football, basketball, hockey or equestrian. He was always there for them. He and Vivian were married 63 years. Larry and his wife have been blessed to have chosen Beau Rivage Golf Resort to live, where everyone is family and have been so generous and loving to them.

He appreciated all the efforts of Dr. Belle and the nurses at the Zimmer Cancer Center, and the wonderful care he received at the Cape Fear Hospice Care Center. A special thank you for the very good care he received from the V.A. clinic in Wilmington.

A Mass will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 13, at Immaculate Conception Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations are appreciated to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Center, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.

Share online condolences with the family at Wilmington Funeral & Cremation.

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