Larry Joslyn Brunson

LarryLaurence “Larry” Joslyn Brunson, 86, of Goshen, Virginia died Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at his home.

He was born December 28, 1929 in Amsterdam, New York, the son of the late Benjamin Dixon Brunson, Sr. and Gladys Leah Joslyn Brunson.

Larry was retired from Stillwater Worsted Mills as a dyer.

He was a veteran of the US Army during the Korean War.

Larry was an active lay pastor at the Westminster Chapel & Williamsville Presbyterian Churches for many years.  He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather who loved music and reading.

He is survived by  his wife, Phyllis June Doak Brunson of Goshen, Virginia; 4 children: Laurie Brunson Altieri of Goshen, Patrick Leigh Brunson & wife Amanda of Louisa, Virginia, James Doak Brunson of Roanoke, Amanda Kay Crawford of Roanoke; 6 grandchildren: Sara Snider, Jason Feather, Ashley Altieri, Christopher Crawford, Troy Crawford, Jesse Brunson; and 9 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother Benjamin Dixon Brunson, Jr., and a sister Leah Frances Brunson Haratonik.

A celebration of Larry’s life will be conducted at 4:00 p.m. on May 1, 2016 at Goshen Presbyterian Church with Pastor John Haney officiating.

Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Goshen Rescue Squad and Fire Company.

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1 Response to Larry Joslyn Brunson

  1. Ashley Altieri-Ruckman says:

    Papa, a hero. One of a kind and angelic in his life (and death). He was married to my Grams for 60+ years. How divine. He had a slight New York accent, though you get the sense that he belonged everywhere and with everyone. Unhinging his dentures with a silly face at the dinner table when I was a child… Oh, he was a character! I miss you.

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