Larry Carlton Graybeal, 73, of Banner Elk, NC, died peacefully at home on Saturday, May 14 of Parkinson's disease. He was born on February 12, 1949 to Walbert and Kathleen (Weaver) Graybeal in Lancaster, PA.
He will be remembered as a member of the Defenders band at Solanco High School in Quarryville, PA where he graduated in 1967. He never lost his love for music, writing and recording music, listening to Motown, and just playing his guitar for his family. After high school, he graduated from the Washington School of Broadcasting (in DC) and began a long career in radio and TV. Later he earned an AA from Wilkes Community College and studied sociology at Appalachian State University. Eventually he moved into a career in insurance and securities with Jefferson Pilot Life Insurance Company.
He belonged to Church of God a Worldwide Association, the Hickory, NC Congregation, and enjoyed music, golf, reading non-fiction, and history.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia (Dancy) Graybeal of Banner Elk, NC; son, Brian Graybeal of San Antonio, TX; daughter, Aimee (Graybeal) Dreibelbis, of Christiana, PA. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Aubree (Graybeal) Hoffman, Brian Graybeal, Jr., Kaila Seigman, and Camille Graybeal. His seven great-grandchildren are Maddon, Lily, Levi, Trey, Trinity, Parker and Zoey.
Private services were held on Wednesday, May 18, 2022.
Online condolences may be shared with the Graybeal family at the website www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com.
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Graybeal family.