Larry Edward Gillikin, 79, of Gloucester, passed away peacefully on March 22, 2021 at his daughter's home in Wilmington, NC. He was surrounded by family with his daughter, Sharon, and son, Michael, at his bedside.
Larry was born May 23, 1941 in Otway NC to James and Violet Gillikin. He was the youngest of ten children. He had a love for the water, working many years on dredge and tug boats, where he made lifelong friends. His favorite hobbies were working on and driving fast Fords, shell fishing, and watching Western TV shows. He had a love for people and animals but most of all he loved his family. He was a dedicated Father, Brother, Uncle, Cousin and Friend.
He is preceded in death by his father, James Gillikin and mother, Violet Gillikin of Otway NC; his brothers, Ralph Gillikin, Claude Gillikin, Orvil Gillikin and Rodger Gillikin; and his sisters, Iona Lawrence and Hilda Gillikin.
Larry is survived by his daughter Sharon Guthrie and her husband Gary of Wilmington, NC; his sons, Michael Rhinehardt and his wife, Cindy of Marshallberg, NC, Dennis Rhinehardt of Marshallberg NC, and Eddie Gillikin of Gloucester, NC; his two sisters, Violet Gillikin and Elberta Salter of Otway, NC; his former wife Alene Gillikin of Marshallberg NC who he remained friends with through the years; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and countless nieces, nephews and friends.
He was proud to be from Down East, never going anywhere without his hat and explaining to everyone what that meant. His kindness and love will live in our hearts forever. He is home with His Lord. Until we meet again my sweet Daddy.
The family will hold a private service at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Humane Society. https://www.humanesociety.org/
Condolences and life tributes may be sent to the family at www.noefs.net
Arrangements by Noe Funeral Service, Inc. of Beaufort, NC.