Larry “Rabbit” Irick

Published 8:42 am Thursday, August 6, 2015

Larry “Rabbit” Irick, 61, of Elizabethton, passed away on Saturday, August 1, 2015, at his residence, following an extended illness. Larry was born in Carter County, a son of Martha Pritchard Irick, of Elizabethton, and the late Lloyd Glasco Irick.
“Rabbit” had worked as a forklift operator for the Robinette Company and was a life-time member of the Elks Lodge.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Vicki Reed Irick, of the home; one daughter, Janice Irick Campbell and fiancé, Shawn, of Mountain City; one step-son, Adam Pierson, of Elizabethton; three grandsons, Gunnar Honeycutt, of the home, and Jake and Kota Pierson, both of Elizabethton; one granddaughter, Katelynn Lingerfelt, of Elizabethton; three brothers, Gene Irick and wife Liz, of California, and Melvin Irick and wife Deanna and Jerry Irick and wife Commanda, both of Elizabethton; and one sister, Linda Stillwell and husband Mike, of Jonesborough. Several nieces and nephews, as well as his special friends, Terry and Valerie Vines, Dain and Vickie Neely, John and June Rash, Cloudy and Joann Guinn, Donald and Claudia Holloway, Jeff Guinn, Beverly Guinn, Michael and Katie Reed, Judy Oliver, members of the Elizabethton Elks Lodge, Tom and Debbie Fair, and Roger Combs, also survive.
The family will hold a time of remembrance on Friday, August 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Elizabethton Elks Lodge. Everyone is welcome. The family would like to extend a special thank you to all the doctors and nurses of the Johnson City Medical Center and the nurses of Mountain States Health Alliance for the love and care shown to Larry and his family during his illness. Also, a special thank you to Reverend Mike Stout, who provided words of comfort and prayer to the family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Elizabethton Elks Lodge, No. 1847, 1000 N. Sycamore Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643 (in the memo section please note in remembrance of Rabbit’s favorite charity.)

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