Joseph Larry Friar (PROSPERITY, S.C.)

PROSPERITY, S.C. - Funeral services for Joseph Larry Friar will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 16, 2010, at Bethel Baptist Church with Pastor Rob White officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the funeral at the church. Larry Friar, 66, of Prosperity, beloved husband, son, brother, "Pop", uncle and friend died November 14, 2010, at Friar's Roost, his home on Lake Murray. He loved his life on the lake and enjoyed five happy years of retirement there with his wife, family and friends. He particularly enjoyed hosting family reunions for his wife's family at their lake house. He was the son of Ruby Irene Holt and the late Tedward Eugene Friar of Augusta, Georgia. Larry served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Semmes as a radioman after he graduated from Butler High School in Augusta, GA. A graduate of Limestone College in Gaffney, SC, he was in Transportation Management the majority of his career. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Prosperity. Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife of 37 years, Elizabeth Dale Friar; two "wonderful boys," George Eric Friar of Whispering Pines, NC and Kenneth Darrell Barrett, Jr. and wife, Kathie of Stokesdale, NC; two brothers, Ronnie Friar and wife, Gayle of Hephzibah, GA and Michael Holt of Beech Island, SC; brother-in-law, Barker and wife, Helen of Henderson, NV; sister- in-law, Shirley Friar of Hephzibah, GA; five precious grandchildren, Adam Joseph (AJ) Friar, Ryan Barrett, Jonathan Friar, Madeline Barrett, and Jason Friar; as well as a number of nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, step-father, George Holt of Augusta, GA, and brother, Tommy Friar of Hephzibah, GA. The family expresses their appreciation for the wonderfully compassionate care provided by the nurses and staff of Hospice Care of Tri County. The family has entrusted McSwain-Evans Funeral Home of Newberry with the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethel Baptist Church, 2503 Bethel Church Road, Prosperity, SC 29127. A memorial message may be written to the family at: . Sign the guestbook at

The Augusta Chronicle-November 15, 2010