Larry D. Jennings Sr., 76, of Granville Summit, was called home to the lord while surrounded by his loving family on Monday, February 8, 2021 at the Bradford County Manor, following a courageous 26-year battle with Parkinson’s disease. Born August 31, 1944 in Troy, PA to the late Vaughn and Zelma (Morse) Jennings, Larry was the youngest of the sons. He attended Canton Area Schools and was a graduate of the class of 1962. On June 4, 1965 Larry married the former Sherry Shoemaker. Together they shared 55 years of marriage and raised 4 sons. Larry was always a hard worker. His utmost passion being the family farm. In his earlier years Larry was employed by H Rockwell and Sons (where he was known as “Gomer”) and Leroy Township, spreading cinders off the back of the truck by hand, before the days of cinder spreaders. He was a volunteer of the Canton ambulance/Western Alliance Ems for over 20 years. He truly enjoyed being a first responder and driver. When he wasn’t on call, he could be found entertaining the EMS crew with his never-ending jokes and stories. In 2006, he earned the Western Alliance Emergency Services “Team Player of the Year” award.
Larry will always be remembered for his keen sense of humor and his love of story-telling, with each story getting better every time he told it. He was known for the encouragement he gave to the other residents at the Bradford County Manor. He made a point to talk to everyone and knew a lot about each person when he was done. Larry was a member of the Leroy Independent Baptist Church.
In addition to his wife Sherry, surviving are his sons; Larry Jr. (Annette) Jennings of Warren Center, Randy (Cindy) Jennings Of Canton, Jim (Michelle) Jennings of Leroy, daughter-in-law; Nicole Jennings of Leroy, ten grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren with two more on the way. brother; Duane (Laveta) of Granville, brother-in-law; Mike (Janet) Shoemaker of Muncy, aunt; Marjorie Wright of Canton, as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins, special friends and his canine companion, Ginger.
Besides his parents, Larry was predeceased by his beloved son; Scott Jennings and a brother; Vaughn Jennings Jr.
The family would like to send their sincere gratitude to all the staff of the Bradford County Manor, especially 2 East and 3 West. The love and compassion they showed Larry and all of our family was overwhelming, and to the Guthrie Hospice Staff for their care in the recent weeks.
In maintaining with Larry’s wishes services will be private. Pepper Funeral Home and Cremation Facility, Inc. 578 Springbrook Drive, Canton, PA 17724 is assisting the family with arrangement. Donations in Larry’s name may be directed to the Leroy Independent Baptist Church, 301 Mill Street, Canton, PA 17724 or to Western Alliance, 129 Canton St., Troy, Pa 16947. Please share memories and condolences with the family at www.pepperfuneralhomes.com
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