Cochran Funeral Home and Crematory of Blairsville announces funeral services for Dr. Larry V. Flegle, age 71, of Blairsville, who went to be in the presence of the Lord on Sunday evening, December 8th, 2019 in Blairsville.
Larry was born in Tampa, Florida on August 9, 1948 to the late Vernon and Hazel (Keene) Flegle. He proudly served his Nation as a 2nd Class Aviation Electronics Technician in the United States Navy during the Vietnam Era. His military service led him to be stationed in Millington , TN, Pensecola, FL, and Norfolk, VA where he was on the forefront of helicopter and drone technology. His education credentials include: a Bachelor's in Communication and Broadcasting from the University of South Florida, a Master's in Public Administration from Pepperdine University, and he completed his Doctorate in Business Administration at Nova Southeast University. Larry made a career in sales and marketing with companies like MCI Communications/ Verizon and Atlanta Motor Speedway. He also taught on subjects such as marketing, management, and leadership as a Professor for multiple Universities. He embraced innovative education and helped pioneer distance learning and online courses.
Larry was a member and deacon of First Baptist Church of Blairsville, where he also passionately served in the orchestra. He, along with his wife, Jan, founded the Missionary Quartermaster- an organization dedicated to meeting the needs of missionaries who actively serve around the world sharing the Gospel. Under this banner, they focused on short-term mission trips to support missionaries. Larry led 3 missions to Thailand and 1 to Uzbekistan. At home, he operated the radio station WUCG 93.1 in Blairsville. Larry also served as a board member of Humane Society's Mountain Shelter.
Larry leaves behind his loving wife of 50 years, Jan Flegle; a daughter, Krista Flegle McLendon; two sisters: Darlene Flegle Bolton and her husband, Larry; and Patricia Flegle Bolton and her husband, Joe. Two precious Maltese pups, Lacy and Lily; many other relatives and a host of friends also survive.
Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, December 12th, 2019, to be held at 10:00 a.m., in the Sanctuary of First Baptist Church of Blairsville, with Dr. Fred Lodge officiating. The following gentlemen have been requested to serve as pallbearers: Bob Honea, Steve McCranie, Bob Williams, Billy McDaniels, Ernie Kamber, Jim Shinholser, Mitch Rambo, and Jim Filler. Military Honors will be presented by North Georgia Honor Guard. Burial will be in Liberty Hill Cemetery in Acworth, Georgia, at 3:00 p.m.
The family will meet with friends on Wednesday evening, December 11th, 2019, between the hours of 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
Flowers are being accepted. If you wish to do so, memorial contributions may be directed to an organization that was close to Larry's heart, Humane Society's Mountain Shelter, P.O. Box 1252, Blairsville, Georgia 30514.
Cochran Funeral Home and Crematory of Blairsville is honored to be serving the family of Dr. Larry V. Flegle. Please share your condolences and sign the guest registry online at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.