Larry  Stringer


Larry Lee Stringer, age 74, of Ferguson, passed away on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at the Jean Waddle Hospice Care Center.
Larry was born in Somerset on January 25, 1945, son of the late Kenneth V. and Martha Mullinix Stringer. After graduating Somerset High School, Larry served in the United States Navy for six years. Larry returned home to Somerset and began his years of service with the Somerset Fire Department, where he made Assistant Fire Chief. He was the owner of the former Southern Uniform and Equipment, of Somerset, providing for several first responding organizations regionally. Larry served as Pulaski County Deputy Coroner for nine years. He was the Ferguson Fire Department Chief for years, until retirement in 1997. In retirement years, he worked with his brothers at Somerset Undertaking Company, where their father had worked years earlier.
He loved spending time with his grandchildren and would take them on yearly trips to the beach. Larry built his own cabin in Wesley's Chapel and cherished his quiet time spent there. He enjoyed old movies, Southern Gospel music and reading.
Larry is survived by his wife, Gail Wheeler Stringer; his son, Michael Shane Stringer (and Jennifer), of Harrodsburg; his brothers, Kenneth W. "Kay" Stringer (and Mary), of Eubank, Alan R. Stringer, of Somerset, and Jeffery Stringer (and Bonita), of Shopville; his sisters, Cheryl M. Runyan (and Bill), of Cincinnati, Jessica Bekai (and Tony), of Louisville, and Susan Wright (and Bob), of Somerset; his granddaughters, Jacie Shianne Hinkle (and Aaron) and Jayla Marie Ferrell, both of Somerset; and his great-grandchildren, Braxton Aiden Lee Ferrell and Aalayah Khristian Lee Hinkle.
Larry is preceded in death by his parents; and his daughter, Khristian "Khristi" Lee Stringer, who passed away June 15, 2018.
Visitation will be Friday, June 21, 2019, from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., at Victory Christian Fellowship, 1156 Oak Hill Road, Somerset, with full military honors conducted by the American Legion Post #38 Honor Guard at 7:00 p.m.
A Celebration of the Life of Larry Lee Stringer will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2019, at 11:00 a.m., at Victory Christian Fellowship, with Pastor Mark Harrell and Rev. Larry Perkins officiating. Fireman's Eulogy will be given by Jim "Pinky" Ferrell. A musical selection will be performed by Jim Rogers. Interment will be in Somerset Cemetery. Pallbearers will be members of the Ferguson Fire Department.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hospice of Lake Cumberland or to the Gideons International for Bible placement.
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Somerset Undertaking Company is in charge of arrangements.
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Carolyn & Homer Davis
Jun 20, 2019
Gail, we are so saddened to hear of Larry's death. I am so glad we got to talk to him at Arby's that day. Always remember he has just began to live. You did not lose him because you know where he is. We will remember you and the family in our prayers. Love, your friends