Frank Joseph Larry Jr., age 65, passed away peacefully at the University of Cincinnati hospital on Friday, January 11, 2019. Frank was the son of the late Frank Larry Sr. and Juanita (Alley) Larry, and was born in Welch, West Virginia. His family moved to Newark, Delaware in the mid-1960s and Frank began school there, graduating from Newark High School in 1971 and the University of Delaware with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice in 1975. Frank's mother taught school in Delaware while Frank was growing up.
Frank had a career of distinction and service. After graduating from University of Delaware, he served as a Federal law enforcement officer in Wilmington, Delaware. He then moved to Washington, D.C. and served as the Deputy Director of the Federal Sentencing Commission. He travelled the United States teaching Federal judges about the Federal Sentencing Guidelines. Frank ended his Government career by working for the Department of Homeland Security.
While working at the US Government, Frank began making connections in the music industry and in Nashville by volunteering for many organizations in the music industry. Frank’s good character and agreeable personality won him many friends and trusted business colleagues. He began making connections in the music industry in Nashville by volunteering for many organizations in the music industry. After he retired from the US Government, he followed his dreams , and was able to spend more time in Nashville.
Frank and his wife, Karen, together with Dan Truman (keyboard player for Diamond Rio), founded a music publishing business , A Million Midnights Music, in Nashville. The business employs several staff songwriters and has provided music to several major artists as well TV and movies. Frank was working with several new acts and recording artists at the time of his death and has left a positive impact with countless artists and business colleagues in Nashville, and all over the world. Frank was an accomplished songwriter himself and had many of his songs recorded and performed by others. Frank was known all over the United States as honest and trustworthy, and his reputation for ethics and integrity, in addition to his energy and creativity, made him a highly sought after business partner and mentor.
Frank was a wonderful son, brother, husband, father, uncle, great-uncle, cousin, friend, neighbor and co-worker. He brought laughter and joy to countless people worldwide, and mentored many young government employees, songwriters, and musicians. Frank will be missed by all who knew him, and he will be remembered well and loved deeply
Frank was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Larry Sr. and Juanita (Alley) Larry. Frank is survived by his wife, Karen Clark; his sons, Nicholas and Lucas Larry; his sisters, Anita L. Cutonilli (Robert Webster) and Vickie Rasnic (Joseph); aunt, Peggy Alley Beers (Frank); mother-in-law, Mary Jo Clark; sister-in law, Kathy Clark (Melodye Zimmerman); brother-in-law, Hal Clark; nieces, Alexis Cutonilli (Kyle Montgomery) and Samantha Rasnic; great-nephew, Jack Montgomery; special cousin, Sam Larry, who is like a brother; granddaughters-by-marriage, Talia and Christina Bailey; nieces and nephews-by-marriage, Cody (Becca), Hunter (Raven) and Hali Clark, Emma (John) Gilroy, Mitty (Kris) Copeland; Mason (Beth) Rasnic, Melanie Rasnic, Sarah (Curtis) Lawyer; great nephews-by-marriage, Hunter Greenfield, Jax Clark, and Knox Clark; and many cousins and extended family
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 4pm until 6 pm on Saturday, January 19, 2019, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, with Father Ogden presiding over a prayer service beginning at 6 pm. A second visitation will be held from 1 pm until 3 pm on Sunday, January 20, 2019, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, where a Celebration of Life will begin at 3 pm. The celebration will continue at the Newark Country Club, 300 West Main Street, Newark, DE. Interment will be held at 11:30 am on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE, with Father Ed Ogden officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to national non-profit Guitars In the Classroom (GITC) or to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. To learn more about GITC, we encourage you to visit them online at https://www.guitarsintheclassroom.org.
Additionally, you may write Guitars in the Classroom at GITC, 1761 Hotel Circle S, Ste 210, San Diego, CA 92108, or phone their executive director, Jess Baron at (619)578-2326 to discuss your contribution. For the University of Cincinnati Medical Center please give online or mail to the UC Health Foundation, 3200 Burnet Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45229