Larry Dean Sprowls, II, 30, of McMechen, W.Va., passed away at his home on Saturday, June 4, 2016, after lifelong courageous battle with Cerebral Palsy.
Larry was born March 14, 1986 in Wheeling. He was a Catholic by faith, and attended the First Church of God, McMechen and Northwood Health Systems Day Treatment Program at Adena Hills, Moundsville. Larry was loved by everyone, and will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, John and June Kobasko; paternal grandmother, Wilma Jean Sprowls; aunt, Debbie Corvino; and uncle, Thomas Lloyd Sprowls.
Larry is survived by his mother, Sharon L. Kobasko (Eugene Holmes) of McMechen, with whom Larry resided; father, Larry D. Sprowls (Teresa Stocklask) of McMechen; step-mother, Lora Patrick Hennen of Buffalo, W.Va.; brothers, Timothy Coss and Luke Dalton Sprowls, both of Buffalo, W.Va.; sisters, Rebekah Inez Sprowls of Buffalo, W.Va., Tabitha Coss of Brave, Pa. and Lacy Coss of Buffalo, W.Va.; special friends, Kacie, Johne and Kaitlin; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Larry’s family would like to give special thanks to Mark Gamble, who worked with Larry as a respite provider & best friend through Northwood Health Systems. The family would also like to give special thanks to Tiffany Kobasko, for always helping with Larry.
Friends will be received from 2-8 pm, Tuesday, June 7, 2016, at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Benwood-McMechen Chapel, 214 Marshall Street, McMechen, where funeral services be held at 6 pm, with Dr. Mitchel Johnston officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Larry’s family, C/o www.TreasuredMemoriesFunding.com, to assist with the many expenses during this difficult time. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com.
Larry, Teresa & family sending prayers to all of you. You now have your guardian Angel watching over you. Remember to keep smiling just like Little Larry did.
Sharon and Tiff, I am so very sorry for your loss. Larry was so sweet and funny. He always had a big smile for me and he always made me laugh. I pray you find comfort in knowing that he is in a better place and looking down on you. It was easy to see how much he loved you both. Find peace in knowing that he is comfortable and happy. Sending lots of love to you. Always in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Sarah.
Larry, I am so sorry for your loss, if this gives you even a little comfort then know that Larry has graduated. My mom would tell me everytime we talked that she would see you pushing Larry up the street in his chair & how much you loved him & that you were always talking & laughing with him, a very Proud father she said. She told me that she would tell you that I ask about all of you, I never got to meet Larry but I know if he was anything like you then he was not only someone to be proud of but also someone to be proud to know.
Rory Coats & Janet
Deepest sympathy from our family to yours in this time of sorrow
Always Katherine Wheaton and family
Sharon, we offer our deepest sympathy during your time of loss. We hope you will find comfort in knowing how you tended to Larry’s needs and were a devoted mom in seeing that he was able to enjoy his time here. We know first hand what a blessing it is having a child with special needs in your life. We will miss seeing Larry, especially at the Christmas Party at Adena, Santa enjoyed seeing Larry every year there. Blessings to you and your family. Bruce, Cathy, Blythe and Carly Givens
Sharon, Larry, and family. We were so sorry to hear about your loss. We have nothing but fond memories of little Larry. Frank, the girls and I apologize for not being there to be with you all. We will be praying for you all. Love you. D.J
I will never forget that smile!
I drove Larry on the van and on the bus for years. Nice fellow, will be missed.
Sharon we send our love to you, sorry Maria and I are not there for you at this unbelievably tough time for you. X
Prayers for the family. Larry was such a joy. Fly high angel