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Lloyd Ashley Larsen
Born July 4, 1936 in Evanston, Illinois, only son of Hans Kristian and Thora Larsen. Lloyd went to be with his Lord on November 1, 2015.
Lloyd is survived by his wife, Janet of 55 years; his three daughters, Amy Jo Hornsby and husband, Bob, Sara Lynn Pozzi and husband, Carl, and Andrea Lee Larsen; his grandchildren, Eric Hornsby and wife, Melissa, Bobby Hornsby and wife, Kristin, Patrick Pozzi and Courtney Pozzi; and five great grandchildren, Eric Hornsby, Sydney Hornsby, Elijah Hornsby, Reese Hornsby and Allie Hornsby.
Lloyd spent his entire adult life ministering to youth. He touched many thousands of lives, leading young people to a walk of faith with Jesus Christ, counseling the hurting, assisting the stricken, and bringing joy and love to all who were fortunate enough to know him. Lloyd was one of the finest clergymen God put on Earth, with skills and compassion in such perfect balance that all who needed the message of God’s grace were drawn to its power through Lloyd’s preaching. He was truly gifted and enjoyed sharing his gift every day, even in the final days of his life.
Lloyd graduated from New Trier High School, Winnetka, Illinois in 1954 and received an Associate of Arts from North Park Junior College, Chicago, Illinois in 1956. Lloyd furthered his education and received his Bachelor of Arts from Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois in 1958; and received his Bachelor of Theology from North Park Theological Seminary, Chicago, Illinois in 1962. He concluded his education with a Doctorate of Ministry from Eden Theological Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri in 1989.
Lloyd’s career began as Pastor of First Covenant Church, Denver, Colorado (1960 – 1961). He also served as Associate Pastor of Salem Covenant Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota (1962 – 1966); Associate Pastor of Salem United Church of Christ in Tonawanda, New York (1966 – 1971); Area Director of Young Life Campaign in Buffalo New York (1971 – 1978); and Senior Pastor of University Congregational Church of Christ in Orlando, Florida (1978 – 2006). Other positions Lloyd held include Volunteer Leader/Advisor with Young Life Campaign in Orlando, Florida (1978 – 2006); Adjunct Faculty with University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida (1979 – 2006); Teach with Wildwood Christian Academy in Marble Hill, Georgia (2007 – 2010); and Trustee and Committee Member with Big Canoe Chapel in Big Canoe, Georgia (2008 – 2011).
Some of the achievements Lloyd was most proud of include Distinguished Service, Tonawanda Junior Chamber of Commerce, Tonawanda, NY, 1970; Meritous Service, Florida Conference United Church of Christ, Orlando, FL, 1988; and Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary International, Orlando, FL, 1989.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Lloyd Ashley Larsen will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at Big Canoe Chapel 226 Wolfscratch Circle, Big Canoe, GA www.bigcanoechapel.org (706)268-3203. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Young Life Pickens County http://www.tinyurl.com/ohmzpfw in memory of Lloyd Larsen. The family is being assisted by Georgia Cremation Duluth, Georgia (678)584-0914. Messages of condolence may be made or viewed by visiting www.GeorgiaCremation.com .