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Larry W. Prentice

Larry W. Prentice, age 87, of Wilmington, DE, passed peacefully at home on Wednesday, March 23, 2022 with his loving family by his side. Larry was a Parkinson’s Disease Warrior, a fight he fought till the end.

Born in War, West Virginia in 1934, he was a son of the late Fred and Elsie (Myers) Prentice. Larry spent most of his career as a Salesman for Drakes Bakery. In his younger years he was a coal-miner and a United States Army Veteran.

Larry was an avid fisherman and when he put the pole down, he loved to play cards and bowl. Larry was a family man, with a warm heart and radiant smile. He was a jokester with an incredible sense of humor and lit up the room wherever he went. Above all else he will forever be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather brother, uncle, and dear friend to many.

In addition to his parents, Larry was preceded in death by his brothers, Fred and John Prentice. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Virginia Lee (Hall) Prentice; daughters, Kimberly (Prentice) Kowalski and Jenifer (Prentice) Fioravanti (Jay); sister, Janice “Tootsie” Dick; loving sister-in-law, Charlotte “Tiny”; grandchildren, Jason, Michael, Alicia, Julio, and Justin; great grandsons, Mason, Anthony, Matthew, and Christopher; as well as many loving nieces and nephews.

A memorial service for family and friends will begin at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. A committal service will follow in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Larry’s memory to the Parkinson’s Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131 or online by clicking here.

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  • Dear Prentice family,
    I send my deepest sadness for your loss. Larry was a very dear man who I will always remember fondly, calling me, “Lisa Lisa Woo” all the time when I was a kid. He always carried himself in a very gentle way with a great smile and was a good friend to our family. Sending prayers of thanksgiving that you all had him in your lives. He will be missed.
    Love and sympathy,
    Lisa Carney