July 30, 1938 ~ August 30, 2010

Born in: Buncombe Co., NC,
Resided in: Fletcher, NC

Fletcher – Lawrence Edward Redmond, 72, died Monday, August 30, 2010. A native of Buncombe County, Larry was the son of the late Leo Anthony and Ruth Smith Redmond and was also preceded in death by his daughter, Catherine Elizabeth Redmond and two brothers, Michael Vincent and Leo Anthony Redmond, Jr. He was a member of St. Barnabas Catholic Church and former member of the Basilica of St. Lawrence, D.M. and a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus. Larry worked in the restaurant industry for most of his life either as manager or consultant. Larry is survived by his wife of 31 years, Ina Holder Redmond; a son, Dr. Lawrence Anthony Redmond and his wife, Stephanie, of Honolulu, Hawaii; a step-daughter, Debbie Frye, her husband, Danny, and their daughter, Stacy Danielle, of Fletcher; two sisters, Frances Freeborn of Asheville, Maggie Schiffman of Maryland; a brother Darrell B. Redmond of Fairview; a number of nieces and nephews; two very good friends, Wriston Thompson and Dr. Gary Waliki and his sister-in-law and her husband, Abby and John Welsh of Hendersonville. Larry was also a very good friend of the late George Charles Lamb. A funeral Mass will be con-celebrated by the Rev. Fathers Adrian Porras and Roger Arnsparger at 11:00 am Thursday at St. Barnabas Catholic Church. The family will receive friends at 6:00 pm Wednesday at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian with the Rosary said at 8:15 pm. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the nurses and staff of the Oaks at Sweeten Creek for the love and care given to Larry. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Four Seasons Hospice, 571 South Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.

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  1. Please know that our prayers continue for Larry and your family. May you be blessed with God’s peace at this difficult time.
    Lynn and Vincent Draddy from St. Barnabas

  2. Larry was such a sweet and gracious man. We were honored to have known him. Ina, you and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. There are no words that can express the grief of loosing a father or husband. God bless the Redmond family.

  4. Although I have only met Ina and Jack recently, I understand the pain of loosing a loved one. You are both special people and I am certain Larry was as well. You are in my prayers and I hope you will ‘dwell’ on the good times and Larry will forever be present in your hearts.

  5. Dear Ina,
    We are so sorry for your loss, Larrys passing is a loss to our church community as well. He was such a fine man. Always with a smile. God rest his soul.

  6. Ina, I know you are in sorrow at this present moment. You are a sweet and special lady and Larry was a sweet and special man. You two are a love that was meant to be. May God be with you in these sad times. Love, Kimberly Jones, CNA

  7. Ina, I am so sorry for your loss. May God keep you close to his heart in your time of sorrow.

    love, Kelly W
    The Oaks at Sweeten Creek

  8. Dear Ina and family,
    We are very sorry to learn of Larry’s death. He was a good friend over the years and will be missed. May God be with each of you during these difficult times.

  9. Dear Ina,

    We have many fine memories of Larry’?always a smile, a kind word, a helping hand. We used to ask him, ‘Larry, are you an angel?’? when he would appear out of nowhere to take Christina’s hand or to carry Lauren’s and Jamie’s car seats as Doris arrived for Mass. We share your loss, but we also share the joy of having known a wonderful man. We remember him fondly today, and we always will.

    Though miles and time has separated us, tonight and every night, you and Larry have remained in our prayers and will always.

    May the soul of the faithfully departed, our friend Mr. Larry Redmond, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

    Yours in Christ’s love,

    Scott, Doris, Christina, Lauren and Jamie Wiley.

  10. Ina, I am so sorry to read Larry’s death in the paper. It has been many years since I have seen you I always enjoyed having breakfast and lunch together downtown.May God hold you in the palm of his hand.I have you in my thoughts and prayers.

  11. Ina, Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

    Lisa Monday
    Don and Barbara Felmet

  12. Ina and Redmond Family,
    I think of Larry often. I am so grateful for all the years I spent working with him everyday. He made work so much fun. He will be greatly missed. Please know you all are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Love, Stephanie and Tim Harris


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