Mr. James "Larry" McGouirk, age 79, of Thomaston, passed in peace Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023, at Brightmoor Hospice.
James Larry "Kojak" McGouirk was born March 17, 1943, to the late Dewey and Evelyn McGouirk of Thomaston. Larry retired from Thomaston Mills bleachery division after many years of dedicated service to the company.
Larry was passionate about, and looked forward to, volunteering at his church's foodbank, passing out food boxes to those in need. A member of Pine Mountain Holiness, Larry shared a personal, lifelong friendship with Paster Jimmy Grier.
His hobbies were keeping an immaculate yard, cutting grass, and eating a pool room hamburger.
Larry was married to Tanya Blount for 23 years and they have two beloved sons together, James "Jim" Larry (Michelle) McGouirk, Jr. and Dewey Edward (Julie) McGouirk. He was a loving grandfather to Eric (Krysty) McGouirk of Leesburg, Ryan (Jenny) McGouirk of Rome, Chase McGouirk and Seth (Lindsey Murphy) McGouirk, both of Thomaston; great-grandchildren include Sydney and Olivia McGouirk, Zayden McGouirk, and Jenna and Grant Taylor.
He was preceded in death by his siblings, Dewey "Bud" (Barbarah) McGouirk, Richard (Peggy Jo) McGouirk, and Nell (Doug) Baughcum.
Surviving siblings include Tommy (Kay) McGouirk, Millie (John) Savage, and Toni (Billy) Jones. Larry will be remembered fondly by many nieces, nephews, and extended family.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Coggins Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Southview Cemetery. The family received friends Tuesday, Feb. 7, at Coggins Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at woundedwarriorproject.org, St. Jude Children's Hospital at stjude.org, or to the Gideons at gideons.org.
You may sign the online guest book and share your own special thoughts with Mr. McGouirk’s family by visiting the Coggins Funeral Home website at cogginsfuneralhome.com. Coggins Funeral Home in Thomaston had the privilege of being entrusted with arrangements.
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