Larry William Cranford, 62, of Wilmington passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2012.
He was born on July 22, 1949, in Fulton County, GA. His parents were William Whitfield Cranford and Rebecca Lulu Herod Cranford.
Larry graduated from O’Keefe High School in Atlanta. He graduated in 1970 from West Georgia College with a degree in Psychology where he was a member of Kappa Phi fraternity. His first job after college was with the Boy Scouts of America, with which he remained active throughout his life. Larry was a proud veteran of the US Army.
He started a career in Property Management in 1973 where he had a lifelong career. Locally, he worked for Harbor Associates since 1987. He was a licensed commercial real estate broker and certified property manager. He was a co-founder of Wilmington Apartment Association and served two terms as President. He also served as President for the Apartment Association of NC for two years. He taught designation classes for the National Apartment Association. He was a trusted mentor to many during his life long career.
Larry is survived by one daughter, Christine Cranford and husband Brandon Wooten, and one son, John Cranford; one granddaughter, Ella Wooten; his former wife, Wanda Ahlsen; and one brother David Cranford.
A memorial service will be held 11 am Saturday, April 21, 2012 at Cape Fear Christian Church, 811 N. College Road. Wilmington.
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Wilmington Funeral and Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099