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Larry Allen Royal

April 11, 1947 ~ January 24, 2024 (age 76) 76 Years Old

Larry Royal Obituary

Larry Allen Royal, 76, passed away on Wednesday, January 24, 2024. Larry was born in Sampson County on April 11, 1947 to the late Stacy and Kathleen (Johnson) Royal.

Larry is survived by his wife, Marie Royal; daughter, Sommer Royal-Smith and husband, Bobby; sister, Kathy Moore and husband, Larry; granddaughter, Julia Smith; niece, Brooke Mitchell; and nephew, Neil Mitchell.

While serving in the US Army, Larry was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star for his time in Vietnam. He went on to have a successful 28-year career with the Fayetteville Fire Department before retiring in 1996 and spent many years with the Salemburg Fire Department. Larry was an avid outdoor sportsman with a love of fishing and hunting. In 2016, he was inducted into the Fayetteville Area Shag Association’s Hall of Fame.

Larry touched the hearts of many and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Thank you for the many years of service you have provided to your country!

A Celebration of Life will be held at Fayetteville Fire Department Station #12 (911 Hope Mills Road, Fayetteville, NC 28304) on February 9, 2024 at 3:00PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Fayetteville Firefighters Benevolent Fund - In Memory of Larry Royal (632 Langdon Street, Fayetteville, NC 28301). 

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Celebration of Life
February 9, 2024

3:00 PM
Fayetteville Fire Department Station #12
911 Hope Mills Rd
Fayetteville, NC 28304


Fayetteville Firefighters Benevolent Fund
632 Langdon Street, Fayetteville NC 28301


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