Larry Phillip Loudin

Larry Phillip Loudin, 78, passed away in his sleep on April 27, 2020, after several years of battling Parkinson’s disease and congestive heart failure.

Father, teacher, coach, and farmer, Larry loved people — especially if they were willing to listen to his stories. A sixth generation West Virginian, he grew up on and farmed the land his ancestors settled in French Creek.

A math teacher at Buckhannon-Upshur Middle and High Schools in West Virginia as well as Socastee Middle, Forestbrook Middle, and the Horry County Education Center in South Carolina, he touched the lives of countless young people. Over his teaching career in Huntington, W.Va., Buckhannon, and Conway, S.C., he coached cross country, golf, basketball, and wrestling.

Larry enjoyed yard sales, auctions, buying and selling antiques, listening to his vast record collection, hunting, and collecting guns. But most of all he enjoyed a good laugh with friends and family.

Larry was the proud father of three children — David Loudin (Jessica) of Conway, S.C.; Sarah Thomas (Jim) of Asheville, N.C.; and Daniel Loudin (Janet) of French Creek. He was also Pawpaw Larry to Hannah, Jessie, Joshua, Chelsea, Katie, and Olivia.

Per his wishes, Larry is being cremated and his ashes spread on the family farm in French Creek.

Online condolences may be extended to the Loudin family at The Loudin family has entrusted the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel with funeral arrangements. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Black Mountain Home for Children at 80 Lake Eden Road, Black Mountain, NC 28805 or online at

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