The family of SGM Larry Ernst (RET) announces that he has received his final duty posting and has joined his beloved Kathleen Rose in the loving arms of our Heavenly Father.
Larry was born in Buffalo, N.Y., on Aug. 14, 1939 to the late Clarence and Ruth Ernst.
The SGM served his country for 30 years that included tours in Vietnam, Korea, Thailand, and the Marshall Islands, as well as numerous postings in the USA, after which he served his fellow veterans for 20 years as the Franklin County, Tennessee, Veterans Service Officer. When Larry wasn’t helping his fellow vets, he enjoyed going on outings with Kathy to where ever their travels took them be it yard sales or antique stores.
Larry was preceded in death by wife Kathleen Rose, daughter Elizabeth Connary, and brothers Ronnie, Peter, and Billy Ernst. Larry is survived by his children Larry Ernst Jr., Peter Ernst, and Jennifer Scott; grandchildren Jason, Jared, Tiffany, Michael, Rylan, Peyton, and Katlyn; nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Burial was Tuesday, March 19, at Cowan Montgomery Cemetery with full military honors bestowed.
Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, Winchester, was in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) March 22, 2019