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Larry Ray Crain

November 5, 1944 May 10, 2019
Larry Ray Crain
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Obituary for Larry Ray Crain


Larry Ray Crain, 74, husband of Sue Helen Burton Crain, went to be with his Lord on May 10, 2019, at the Cottingham Hospice House surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Anderson, SC, he was the son of the late Elgie Brooks Crain and Sadie Bridwell Crain. Mr. Crain was a 1963 graduate of Westminster High School, a 1966 graduate of Anderson College and a 1970 graduate of Clemson University. He began his career as a social studies teacher at Daniel High School in 1970. In 1978, he became a guidance counselor at Westminster High School. He served as Director of Guidance at West-Oak High School from its founding in 1983 until his retirement in 2003. Mr. Crain also served as director of the Oconee Adult Education Program for more than 30 years. He retired fully in 2015 with 45 years of service to the educational system. Larry was a faithful servant of the Lord and a member of Full Gospel Temple in Seneca where he taught Sunday school for more than 20 years and served on the worship team as a visual technician. Larry was a Veteran of the United States Army Reserves.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Sue Helen Burton Crain of Seneca; children, Rebecca Childs (Michael) of Simpsonville, Tim Crain (Pamela) of Seneca, and Angie Brewer (Tanner) of Seneca; 5 grandchildren, Benjamin, Samuel, and Emma Childs, and Makayla and Aaden Brewer; and a sister, Nancy Carolyn Ward of Westminster.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by brothers, Norman Douglas Crain and Gary Allan Crain; and a sister, Linda Gail Crain.

A funeral service will be held at 2 pm, Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at Full Gospel Temple located at 10099 Wells Highway, Seneca, SC. Entombment to follow the service at Heritage Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. The family will receive friends 6-8 pm, Monday, May 13, 2019 at Sandifer funeral home.

Flowers are accepted or in lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Mr. Crain’s memory to Full Gospel Temple. Mail memorials to: Full Gospel Temple, 102 Winding Creek Lane, Seneca, SC 29672. Condolences may be expressed online by visiting

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6:00 PM 5/13/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 5/13/2019 8:00:00 PM
Sandifer Funeral Home Chapel

512 East Main Street
Westminster, SC 29693

Sandifer Funeral Home Chapel
512 East Main Street Westminster 29693 SC
United States





2:00 PM 5/14/2019 2:00:00 PM
Full Gospel Temple

10099 Wells Hwy
Seneca, SC 29678

Full Gospel Temple
10099 Wells Hwy Seneca 29678 SC
United States

Cemetery Details


Heritage Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

Hwy 11
Westminster, SC 29693

Hwy 11 Westminster 29693 SC
United States

Memorial Contribution

Full Gospel Temple

102 Winding Creek Lane
Seneca, SC 29679

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