Larry Edmund Mashburn, 75, died Aug. 24

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Larry Edmund Mashburn, 75, of Milton, Ga, passed away on Saturday, August 24, 2013. His love, gentleness, compassion and charity touched many hearts. He left us peacefully in the company of friends and family and will be sorely missed by many.

He was born to the late Edmund and Eunice Mashburn, June 6, 1938, in Gainsville, GA, and spent his childhood in Alpharetta. Larry graduated from Milton High School, class of 1956, he then proudly served two years in the U.S. Marine Corps and then entered Mercer University in Macon where he played baseball and basketball. The following year he transferred to the Georgia Institute of Technology and became a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. Larry graduated from Tech with a degree in Industrial Management followed by a master’s degree from Georgia State School of Business Administration. Patricia Smith of Nottingham, England won his heart and the two were wed on Oct. 23, 1971, sharing their lives together in North Fulton County, before settling in Milton in 2005. He spent the majority of his career as a trusted Certified Financial Planner with PPA Investments, Inc of Roswell, GA.

Larry was an active member of Roswell United Methodist Church and Roswell Rotary Club. He loved to help others and was on the board of numerous charitable and financial organizations, notably serving as President of the Georgia Planned Giving Council, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Metro Atlanta March of Dimes as well as Chairman of the Board of trustees of the Methodist Children's Home.

Along with his wife he is survived by his brother Connie, his two sons: Cameron Mashburn, of Charlotte, NC, and Tim Mashburn, of San Clemente, CA. He also is survived by eight grandchildren, Lucy 15, Hunter 13, Austin 12, Chloe 11, Stella 8, Carter 6 and Lorelai 4.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, August 27 from 6-8 p.m. at Northside Chapel Funeral Directors, 12050 Crabapple Rd., Roswell, GA. Memorial services will be held Wednesday Aug 28 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of the Roswell United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that memorial donations be made to Larry's favorite charities: The RUMC Foundation (www.rumc.com; 814 Mimosa Blvd., Roswell, GA 300075), United Methodist Children's Home (www.umchildrenshome.org; UMCH, 500 S. Columbia Drive, Decatur, GA 30030) and/or The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (www.lls.org)