Larry “Fred” Cawthorn, 67 of Mount Holly, NC formerly of Dallas, TX and Follansbee, WV passed away peacefully on Monday, December 10, 2012 at the Levine and Dickson Hospice in Huntersville, NC.
Fred was born on January 10, 1945 in Steubenville, OH a son of the late Fred G. and Samantha (Irvin) Cawthorn. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by two brothers, George and Jack Cawthorn.
Fred was Free Methodist by faith and was a member of the Dallas Bible Church in Dallas, TX. In his early years, Fred served in the United States Army as a Communications Specialist in Germany. After military discharge Fred worked as an engineer on the Weirton Steel Corporation railroad. His true passion was sales and was a lifelong salesman who had an entrepreneurial spirit. Fred eventually became an oil broker and worked for Sundance Capitol in Dallas, TX and later retired from Noble Royalties in Dallas, TX.
He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Margaret Diana (Brodhead) Cawthorn whom he married on April 9, 1992. Two children, Valerie Obenchain and Fiancé, Bobby Hall of Greensboro, NC, Fredrick George and wife, (Pamela Conley) Cawthorn of Mount Holly, NC, Two Step-children, Sandra “Sandy” (Marchbanks) Parkerson and husband, Doug of Kampala Uganda, Africa, and Michael Marchbanks and Fiancée, Pranee Somdee of Bangkok, Thailand Nine grandchildren, Krista and Chase Obenchain, Kayla and Fredrick Cawthorn, Elena, Emmett, Luke, and Lyla Parkerson, and Mena Marchbanks. Several cousins, Jim (Margaret) Bowery of Wellsburg, WV, Donald (Donna) Geary of Follansbee, WV, Virginia McCoy of North Chili, NY, David (Dee) Irvin and Pauline Irvin both of Rayland, OH. Several nieces and nephews, Terry Cawthorn, Jack Cawthorn, Linda (Cawthorn) Elias, Dennis Cawthorn and Lori (Cawthorn) Beard, Jack Cawthorn, Deb (Cawthorn) Marano, Lori (Cawthorn) Jacobs, Steve Cawthorn and Chris Cawthorn
Visitation will be held on Friday, December 14th from 11:00 A.M. until time of services at 1:00 P.M. at the Mullenbach Funeral Home 669 Main St. Follansbee, WV with Pastor Bryce Grieco, officiating. Interment will follow in St. Johns Cemetery in Colliers, WV. Full military honors will be conducted by the Ohio Valley Veterans Memorial Squad. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Blessed Hope Champions Orphanage in care of PO Box 1005 Ripley, WV 25271.