Larry France

By | October 15, 2021

Larry Ray France, 76, of Jackson, passed away Friday, October 8, 2021, at the Holzer Medical Center of Gallipolis, Ohio. He was born June 8, 1945, in Crown City, Ohio to the late Burl E. and Ethel L. Faulkner France.

Larry was a retired truck driver. In his free time, he enjoyed wood working and was a Ham radio operator known by his handle as “N8UWY.” In his early years he ran a service station and continued as an auto mechanic for many years after.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia Gail Waugh France. Gail and Larry were childhood sweethearts who reconnected later in life and happily spent the last 20 years together; children: Sherry McSorley, Jennifer (Lowell) Burchett, Jayson (Monica) France, Alicia (Danny) Horn and Mike (Pam) Waugh; 19 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and many close friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; infant brother, Edward France; grandsons: Timothy and Thomas; great-grandson, Ryker; and son-in-law, Gary McSorley.

There will be a celebration of Larry’s life held at 1 p.m. Saturday, October 16, 2021, at the Manpower Park Shelter House in Jackson, Ohio. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Mayhew-Brown Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family at