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Born: September 27, 1948

Death: January 23, 2013

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George P. Kalas Funeral Home - Edgewater
Edgewater, MD

Larry Thames

    September 27, 1948  -  January 23, 2013

Life Legacy

Larry Wayne Thames, 64, a 25-year resident of Edgewater and previously of Bladensburg, died at his home on January 23, 2013 after a 2 year battle with cancer.

Born September 27, 1948 in Ft. Monroe, VA to the late Lawrence and Ruby Thames, Larry was a graduate of Bladensburg High School and he was employed as a mechanic with Steamfitters Local 602. Larry was a Vietnam veteran, serving in the United States Marine Corps and was an interrogator, interpreter, rifle expert and pistol marksman, obtaining the rank of Sgt. E-5. He was a member of Decatur Heights Baptist Church in Bladensburg, the Legion Riders of American Legion Post 226 in Mayo and was a Legionnaire at Post 226. Larry loved motorcycles, especially choppers and Harleys, crabbing, fishing, camping and hunting.

He is survived by his wife, Shelley Limerick Thames, whom he married on October 25, 2003; three sons, Timothy Wayne Thames of Edgewater, William Thomas Thames of Mt. Jackson and Scottie Lindsey of Edgewater; a daughter, Brae Lynn Thames of Mt. Jackson, VA,; a brother, Bobby Thames of Edgewater; three sisters, Pat "Sis" Bauman of Sarasota, FL, Carol Clark of Laurel and Michelle Shook of Dillwyn, VA; six grandchildren, Athena N. Lindsey of Edgewater, Nathaniel Thames-Greene, Damien A. and Benjamin D. Lindsey of Edgewater, Trinity M. Thames-Greene of Mt. Jackson, VA and Timothy Thames, Jr. of Edgewater and a granddaughter to be born in February. He was also the devoted uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to Larry's Life Celebration at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater on Tuesday, February 5 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm and on Wednesday, February 6 from 11am until time of funeral service at 12pm. Interment Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham. An online guestbook is available by clicking the tab above.