Larry “Kemp” Styron, 88, of Harkers Island, passed away peacefully at home while surrounded by his family on Saturday, April 25, 2020.
Kemp was employed with NOAA for 31 years. His love for the ocean carried him through the many years of being away from home until his retirement in 1986. He then returned full time to Harkers Island, or “paradise” as he called it, and again enjoyed the waters surrounding the Island. Today, he gained his wings and entered his eternal Paradise of Heaven. He was loved by his family dearly.
A private family graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at Vergie Mae Cemetery with Anthony Nelson and Pastor Dell Murphy officiating. Due to Covid-19, the family appreciates your understanding for a private service.
Kemp is survived by his wife of 69 years, Dawn Styron of the home; daughter, Jennifer Styron and her husband Mike of Gloucester; son, Larry Wayne Styron and his wife Nancy of Beaufort; daughter, Michelle Tosto and her husband Keith of South River; grandsons, Kelly Styron and his fiancé Brittany Mossman; Kemp Styron and his wife Katie; granddaughter, Brittany Piner; great grandchildren, Finn; Lundy; Emma Kate; Jacey; brothers, Grayden Styron and his wife Nettie Lou of Harkers Island; Bill Styron of Beaufort; sister, Anna Meador of Morehead City; niece, Emily Styron of Harkers Island; and nephew, Brett Styron of Gloucester.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ashton Styron and Hazel (Guthrie) Styron; in-laws, Roosevelt and Gladys Davis; and granddaughter, Amanda Joell Hamilton.
The family would like to extend much gratitude to Robin, Tricia, Alyssa, and Carol of Carteret Home Health and Hospice for their compassion during these difficult days.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Harkers Island Pentecostal Church 803 Island Rd. Harkers Island, NC 28531 Or Carteret Home Health and Hospice PO Drawer 1619, Morehead City NC 28557
Condolences and life tributes may be sent to the family at www.noefs.org
Arrangements by Noe Funeral Service, Inc. of Beaufort, NC.