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Larry Joe Lavender, 73
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Rock Island resident and Warren County native Larry Joe Lavender, 73, was born March 28, 1947 and passed away July 31 at Saint Thomas River Park Hospital in McMinnville following a brief illness.

A retired factory worker, he was the son of the late Joe A. and Wilma Christine Kuhn Lavender.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brother Barry “Bo” Lavender.        

Mr. Lavender was married on May 14, 1983 to Beverly Elrod Lavender of Rock Island. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two children, Jennifer Jones and Andrea Turner (Cory) of McMinnville, seven grandchildren, Hannah Jones, Eli Jones, Jackson Jones, Autumn Turner, Anslee McCrary, Sara Turner and Riley Turner; and brother, Gary “Buzzy” Lavender of McMinnville.   

A graveside service and interment was held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Skurlock Cemetery in White County with Mike Steakley officiating. Online condolences may be made at

High Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) Aug. 2, 2020