Lawrence “Larry” Allan Southerland, age 72 of Castle Hayne passed away Monday, April 8, 2019 at his home.
Larry was born in Wilmington on March 30, 1947 to Frederick Southerland and Helen Furlong Southerland.
Larry was retired as a professional Docking Pilot with McAllister Towing Company. He spent over 40 years working with tugs and ships on the Cape Fear River. Larry raised and raced Homing Pigeons for many years starting in the 70’s. He was a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church.
Larry is survived by his wife, Patricia Cayton Southerland; two sons, Allan Southerland, Jr and wife Linda, and Stephen Southerland and wife Leah; three grandchildren, Ivey, Siara, and Sophia; three brothers, Mike (Hilda), John (Peggy), and Tommy (Nita) Southerland; and one sister Susan Piner; and many nieces and nephews that he loved dearly. He leaves behind many friends and Pigeon friends.
Memorial service plans are pending.
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