Harold Lawrence Scharver, Jr. (Larry)

December 15, 1933 - November 30, 2019
Harold Lawrence Scharver, Jr. (Larry)


Harold Lawrence Scharver, Jr. (Larry) departed his earthly life to join his son, Jeffrey on Saturday, November 30 after a brief stay at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center in Wilmington, NC. Born December 15, 1933 in Canton Ohio, Larry was raised in North Canton Ohio. He was the son of deceased Harold L. Scharver, Sr. and Anna Mae Dennis Scharver. He was also preceded in death by his brother Thomas (Joan) and sister Judith Scharver Demask (Edward).

Left to cherish his memory are his wife Vivian Barnhart Scharver; daughter Jill Scharver Kelley (Greg) Wilmington, son Chris Michael Scharver (Brenda), Barrington, RI, grandchildren Andrew, Jonathan, Trevor (Jamie), Megan Kelley, Jeffrey A. Scharver; great granddaughter, Kinsley James Kelley, brother Richard Scharver (Derra), sisters-in-law Helen Hoke (Dave), Cathy Gilloogy (Rich), and brother -in-law Dwight Barnhart, also a special surrogate son, Charles (Chad) Paul (Robin), and many other special friends.

Larry was a semi-professional bowler, bowling in North Canton, Ohio. He was on the Stroh’s Beer Team and was on the Brunswick Advisory staff.

Moving his family to Barrington, RI in 1970, he was a superintendent in the Die Casting Dept. of F. Ronci Mfg. in Providence.

After his wife retired, they moved to Wilmington, NC in 2002.

Larry was a Navy veteran and belonged to American Legion 10 and VFW 2573.

He was also a member of the Men’s Golf Association at Beau Rivage Golf Club. His hobbies were hunting and fishing, golf and boating which he enjoyed with his family.

He also enjoyed watching his grandchildren in all their sports, whether it was baseball, football, basketball, hockey or Equestrian. He was always there for them.

He and Vivian were married 63 years.

Larry and his wife have been blessed to have chosen Beau Rivage Golf Resort to live, where everyone is family and have been so generous and loving to them.

He appreciated all the efforts of Dr. Belle and the nurses at the Zimmer Cancer Center, and the wonderful care he received at the Cape Fear Hospice Care Center. A special thank you for the very good care he received from the VA Clinic in Wilmington.

A mass will be held at Immaculate Conception Church on Friday, December 13 at 10:00 am.

In lieu of flowers, donations to The Lower Cape Fear Hospice Center, 1414 Physicians Dr., Wilmington, NC would be appreciated.

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  • December 10, 2019
    JoAnn and Mel DeMars HMM-261 says:
    Family, We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Mr. Scharver. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. And may he rest in peace.

  • December 09, 2019
    Jay Burnett says:
    I’m so sorry for your loss Vivian.

  • December 09, 2019
    Karen Lamb says:
    Viv, we love you and are praying for you and your family to hold you close. Larry was Don’s best friend, as you know and Larry is truly one of the best men I have had the courtesy to know. Love you

  • December 08, 2019
    Tom strouble says:
    I just found our Viv.Iam so very very sorry! As you know Larry & I we’re such good friends in our early years back in Norh Canton. So many memories come to mind.

  • December 07, 2019
    Linda Petrosinelli says:
    Vivian my deepest condolences to you and your family. To lose a spouse after so many wonderful years is difficult. But try to focus on the great memories you made together.