April 12, 1949 – May 25, 2019

Larry Allan Hedges, 70, Salem, Ala., died Saturday, May 25, 2019, at home.

His funeral service is 11 a.m. EDT Monday, June 10, 2019, at the Chapel of Vance Brooks Funeral Home, 3738 U.S. 431, Phenix City, Ala. Friends and family may come for visitation just before the service, in preferably no solid black attire. Interment with Air Force military honors will immediately follow the service at Fort Mitchell National Cemetery, 553 Alabama 165, Fort Mitchell, Ala.

Mr. Hedges was born at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester, on April 12, 1949, son of the late Leo Gilbert Hedges and Mary Lucinda Hinkle Hedges.

He joined the Air Force in 1968 and met the love of his life, Sherrye Darlene Corbett (Booth), at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, in 1970. They married on April 7, 1972. In late December 1972, they moved to Rochester. They moved to Columbus, Ga., in 1981. They shared two children together, Cary and April.

Larry and Sherrye divorced in 1987, and he never remarried. After various moves, he found his final home in the country with his lifelong family friend, Jimmy Griggs, in Salem, Ala.

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving our country proudly during the Vietnam era. After serving our country, he worked for his father’s family business, Hedges Heating & Air, Rochester, and then for Holt Service Co., Columbus, Ga.

Mr. Hedges enjoyed stock car racing, the beach, music and tinkering with anything he could get his hands on. He was a practical joker with a profound sense of humor. He’d never miss an opportunity to make someone laugh. We will miss his phone calls, jokes, mechanical abilities, giving heart and his presence, but his memories are forever locked in our hearts.

Survivors include his son, Cary Shon Hedges (Julie), Columbus, Ga.; daughter April Cheron Willingham (Keith), Frisco, Texas; sister Linda Waltz, Rochester; grandchildren Anthony and Chris Mosqueda, Ashlyn Willingham and London Hedges; stepgrandchildren Kirsten Dickens (Joseph) and Kristopher Willingham; great-granddaughter Emma Dickens; nieces and nephews Lois Boroff, Cindy Boroff-Potter and Louis Boroff; great-nieces and great-nephews J.D. and Jimmy Langdon, Jeremy Rhode, Amber Webber and Michael Leonard; and lifelong family friend Jimmy Griggs.

He was also preceded in death and survived by extended family and friends that held a special place in his heart.

Gone, but not forgotten ...

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