Celebrating the life of

Larry Glenn Lightle

February 23, 1940 - August 24, 2021

Larry Glenn Lightle

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Larry Glenn Lightle, 81, died peacefully on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at St. Joseph’s Hospital surrounded by his loving family as our Heavenly Father called him home. 

Larry was born on February 23, 1940, in Newark, Ohio to the late Glenn and Emlen Lightle. After high school, Larry was employed by Roper Lawn Products in Newark until 1975, when he and his family were transferred to Savannah. After several years in Savannah, Larry accepted a position with Gulfstream Aerospace where he retired after 15 years of service. Larry was an achiever and often won service awards during his career. He was recognized for his bowling and golfing skills. Larry received many compliments on his meticulous landscaping, aka, his outdoor green carpet. However, out of all his accomplishments, Larry was known most for his love of family; he was an adoring husband and a loving and supportive father. Larry was a devout communicant of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church.

In addition to his parents, Larry was preceded by a grandson, Jamie Anthony Lightle. 

Larry leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife of 61 years, Helen; three sons, Chris (Carol), Brad, and Brian (Laura); three daughters, Keli (Steve), Suzanne (Ken), and Beth (Larry); 15 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12:00 noon on Monday, August 30, 2021 at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church with Reverend Gabe Cummings celebrating. The Rosary will be recited at 11:00 a.m. followed by visitation until 12:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a contribution be made in Larry’s memory to St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 11500 Middleground Road, Savannah, GA 31419.




May his gentle soul Rest In Peace

- Nakoma mani, Ellenwood , Ga

My your memories give you peace.

- Monica Perry, Decatur , Ga

A candle has been lit!

- Monica Perry, Decatur , Ga

Wishing you peace to bring comfort, the courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories to hold forever in your heart.

- Renee, Juanita Peace & Al Achenbach, Harrison, Arkansas

I grew up next door to Larry and always loved his attention to detail for yard work. He was always kind and smiling when we chatted. I loved seeing his laugh when my dog would bark at his lawnmower. He will be deeply missed.

- Elise deVegter, Jacksonville , FL

Sending our love. May our tears water the beautiful yard you so loved!

- Sue and Richard Dillon, Yellow Springs , Ohio

Dearest Helen and Family, Brenda and I extend our deepest sympathy to you. May the Peace of the Lord comfort and sustain you. Love, Brenda Hardin and Shirley Miller.

- shirley miller, savannah, Georgia

Helen, yall have been in my my life for years. I love yall and will always hold you and Larry dear to my heart. Sending my love, prayers and blessings to you and the family..

- Karen Bland Donell, Savannah, Georgia

Dear Helen and Family, Carol and I are so saddened to read of Larry's passing. Please accept our most sincere sympathies and know you are in our thoughts and prayers. May the good Lord watch over you and your family and guide you thru these most difficult times. Love, John & Carol

- John & Carol Gibson, Heath, Ohio

I am so sorry to learn of Larry’s death. I always loved seeing Larry and Helen at Mass then at Perkins afterwards. Please know the family is in my prayers. May God’s bless your good family.

- Josie Murphy, Savannah, GA

Helen and family we are so saddened by the news of Larry’s passing. He was such a kind and gentle soul. Please know that you are in our prayers.

- Lyle and Katherine Myers, Savannah, GA

Praying for comfort and peace during this time. We love you all.

- Green Family, Ft Campbell, Tennessee

I am sorry for you loss, may God bless you with strengths and peace

- Antje garner, Savannah, GA

Our hearts go out to you and everyone who loved him. We know this is a huge loss and he will be missed very much. Take comfort in the fact, you will be reunited in the presence of God the father. From Elise and Wayne Longino

- Wayne and Elise Longino, McDonough, GA

Please know how sorry I am. Will keep you and the entire family in my prayers.

- Nancy Manucy Lawson, Savannah , Georgia

A candle has been lit!

Helen, you and Larry have been my best friends for over 25 years, in good times and in bad. We always knew we could count on each other no matter what, because that is who you both were to me. I am here for you no matter what you need. I will miss and think about Larry every day.

- Sandra P Boggess, Beaufort, SC

Chris and family, so sorry to read this. Lou and I share our deepest sympathy to all.

- Toni and Lou Jones, Pooler, Ga

So sorry for your loss. May Larry rest in peace with our Lord and keep all of you comforted.

- Mindy Gebhart Ogilbee , Ridgeway, VA

Larry was a very kind man. Rest easy Larry. God please be with this family through this difficult time. My love to all.

- Karen E Yandell, Nashville, TN

A candle has been lit!

- Karen Yandell, Nashville, TN

I am sorry to hear of your loss. I worked with Helen at Tidelands Mental Health Center many years ago. Prayers for you and your family.

- Marsha Brown, Savannah, GA

So sorry to hear of Larry’s passing… found an picture fro his retirement at GAC

- Dianne Lantz, Pooler , Ga

Beth, Chris and family, Glenn and I send our deepest sympathy. May he rest in peace and watch over his family from above.

- Joann Hirata, SAVANNAH, GA

A candle has been lit!

- Kim Broom Justice and family , Rincon, Ga

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel

  • Rosary
  • 11:00 a.m. on Mon, August 30, 2021
  • St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church
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  • Visitation
  • 11:20 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. on Mon, August 30, 2021
  • St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church
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  • Mass of Christian Burial
  • 12:00 p.m. on Mon, August 30, 2021
  • St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church
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