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Larry Allen Roddy

July 3, 1942 — March 5, 2024

Asheboro

Larry Allen Roddy, age 81, passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2024 in Asheboro, North Carolina.  He was born in Portsmouth, Virginia on July 3, 1942 to Lucy Cousins Roddy and James Leonard Roddy.

Larry was a veteran of the United States Navy and served from 1960-1963.  He then went on to graduate with his Master’s in Business Administration from East Carolina University.  He spent his life’s work serving as a Federal Probation and Parole Officer from 1974 through 1999, retiring from the Eastern District of North Carolina office in Wilson, NC.  Growing up, his children would often hear him repeat one of his favorite sayings of “If you can’t do the time, don’t do the crime.”  He was very dedicated to his profession and made many lifelong friends along the way.

Those who knew Larry were no doubt amazed by his wealth of knowledge.  He had an uncanny ability to recall even the most minute facts and figures.  He was a prolific reader and watched multiple news shows.  He had a particular affinity for sports facts and his knowledge and recall in this area was impressive.  Even as his final years with us were touched by memory loss, he would often still impress us with his ability to pull out the most random, yet accurate, fact to share with us all.   

Larry also loved to tell a good joke.  Everyone who knew him most likely continues to tell a joke that they first heard from Larry.  Up until the very end of his life, he maintained his sense of humor and continued to share that joy with us all.  As a grandfather, he was actively interested and involved in his grandchildren’s lives and made it a point to attend sporting, dance and school events as often as he could.  He was the leader of their fan clubs and made it a priority to show his interest in their lives.

In addition to both of his parents, Larry was preceded in death by his older brother, James “Jimmy” L. Roddy, Jr.  Larry is survived by his loving and faithful wife of 58 years, Brenda Trogdon Roddy; his children, Jackie Roddy Doub, Stacy Roddy Griffin, Mark Roddy (Alyssa) and Brent Roddy; his grandchildren, Cody Doub (Jamie), Katelyn Doub, Lucy Griffin, Talon Roddy and Jessie Griffin; his precious great grandson, Joseph Wyatt Doub.

In lieu of flowers, Larry would want you to honor his life by considering giving to the Christopher Lee Griffin Memorial Scholarship in memory of his son-in-law.   Donations may be made to: Randolph Community College Foundation, Attn: Christopher Lee Griffin Memorial Scholarship, 629 Industrial Park Avenue, Asheboro, NC  27205.

His family would like to leave all of you reading this with a favorite quote from this very wise man.    “There is so much good in the worst of us, and so much bad in the best of us, that it ill behooves any of us to find fault with the rest of us.”

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, March 10, 2024 at 2:00 pm at the Pugh Funeral Home Chapel, 437 Sunset Avenue in Asheboro with Rev. Charles Moses officiating.  Interment will follow at New Hope Memorial Gardens.

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Sunday, March 10, 2024

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