Altis, Larry D.

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Larry D. Altis Sr., 50, of Christiansburg, Va., went to be with the Lord our Savior on Wednesday, January 21, 2009. A devoted husband, father, pawpaw, son, brother, and friend to many. He was preceded in death by his father, Herbert W. Altis. Leaving behind his wife of 30 years, Shirley Altis, the love of his life. Larry was a loving husband who showed loyalty, love, friendship and devotion. He also leaves behind his three children, Cheryl Clark and Milton, of Roanoke, Larry Altis Jr. and Kerri, of Pulaski, and Jeanette Crouse and Christopher, of Christiansburg; eight grandchildren, Gavin Clark, Isabella Altis, Keyser Crouse, Kylee Crouse, Miranda Altis, Aeris Crouse, Darrell Altis, and Jovie Crouse; his mother, Hazel Altis, of Shawsville; and his faithful companion, Brutis. A father who was loving, generous, caring and fair, who taught his children the way of the Lord and how to be a kind, decent person. He was a very loyal and talented husband, father and best friend. A simple man with simple ways and a “Good Man” as so many would say. A man who would give you the shirt off his back, always willing to lend a helping hand. A pawpaw who always had a smile on his face and a treat in his hand when he saw his grandchildren. He also enjoyed participating in auctions and was an avid NASCAR fan. The family will receive family and friends on Friday, January 23, 2009, from 5 until 8 p.m. at Horne Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 24, 2009, in the Horne Funeral Home Chapel conducted by the Rev. Matthew Kirkland and the Rev. George Bulson III. Interment to follow in Roselawn Memorial Garden. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the family to help offset expenses. The Altis family is in the care of Horne Funeral Service. Online condolences may be sent by visiting