Larry LeGrande Obituary, Larry LeGrande 83, Former Catcher In The Negro League Has Died
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Larry LeGrande Obituary, Death – Former catcher in the Negro League Larry LeGrande, died on April 13. He was 83. From 1957 through 1959, LeGrande played in the Negro Leagues for the Memphis Red Sox, the Detroit Stars, and the Kansas City Monarchs.
Satchel Paige chose LeGrande to play for the All-Stars. After retiring from baseball, LeGrande worked for General Electric in Salem for 33 years. The following is an online obituary for LeGrande.
Larry Edwin LeGrande, Sr. died at the age of 83 on April 13, 2023. He was born in Roanoke, Virginia on May 25, 1939 to L.S. and Fanny LeGrande.
He began his baseball career in the Negro Baseball League after graduating from Carver School in Salem, Virginia. He retired in 1997 after leaving General Electric.
Larry was predeceased by his parents, three sons (Ron, John, and Larry Jr.), two brothers (Spurgeon and Douglas), and five sisters (Sylvia, Jean, Jackie, and Ernestine).
Larry is survived by his wife Mary, their three daughters (Mary Hairston, Mark Thompson, and Lori LeGrande), his sister Ruth Davis, his sister-in-law Pauline LeGrande, his brothers-in-law James Ferguson, Herbert Coles (Delores), Sr., and Benjamin Clay, Sr., as well as a slew of nieces, nephews, and friends.
On Friday, April 21, 2023, Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home & Crematory will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. On April 22, 2023, at 10 a.m., a memorial ceremony will be held at Gainsboro’s First Baptist Church.
Live video is currently available on the Hamlar-Curtis website. Click the “View Live Streaming Here” button to see the show in real time. The viewing will begin 30 minutes before the service.