Larry Gene Sprayberry, 71, of McDonald, Tenn., was called home by the Lord on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014. Larry was a loving son to the late Coy Benny and Annie Ruth Sprayberry of Rome, Ga. He served in the Army for three years before he finally retired from Brock and Brach Candy after 27 years of of loyal, hard work. Larry was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Ed and Jack Sprayberry; sisters, Faye Adams, Mary Smith and Annie "Punk" Sprayberry. Larry is survived by a loving and devoted wife of 35 years, Virginia Paulette Sprayberry; sons Christopher Sprayberry, of McDonald, Tenn., Timothy (Jennifer) Sprayberry of Chattanooga, and Larry "Bruce" (Elizabeth) Sprayberry, of Centre, Ala.; daughters, Terry Hill, of Cave Springs, Ga., and Lisa Sprayberry, of Centre, Ala.; brothers, Guy (Patsy) Sprayberry and Charlie (Helen) Sprayberry; sisters, Lucie Dobbs, of Centre, Ala., and Linda Montgomery, of Rome, Ga. He was blessed with eight grandchildren, Jacob Levi Sprayberry, Nealee Jean Sprayberry, Kyle Sprayberry, Cody Sprayberry, Benjamin Hill, Joseph Hill, Lucas Hill, Grace Hill; and three great- grandchildren. The family will be receiving friends from 1 p.m. today, Jan. 28, 2014, until the time of service Home-North Chapel. Funeral service for Larry will be conducted at 3 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Deacon/layman Dennis Strickland officiating. The family has selected these men to assist as pallbearers, Ben Sprayberry, Jeff Sprayberry, Dwayne Strickland, Danny Strickland, Dennis Strickland and Dwayne Strickland II. Honorary pallbearer Dan Sprayberry. Entombment will follow the service to Hamilton Memorial Gardens. The family would like to thank the staff, nurses and doctors of Hospice of Chattanooga on Walker Road, for their caring and compassion work that they provided during this time of need. Please share your thoughts and memories at www.ChattanoogaNorthChapel.com. Arrangements are by the Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory & Florist, North Chapel, Highway 153, Hixson, TN 37343.