Larry G. Brothers
Best known as (Hooks), (Coach) or (Pops) passed away peacefully October 09, 2018 at the age of 81, in Pleasants Co., WV. Born in Parkersburg on February 27, 1937, he lived in Parkersburg and Vienna, WV and briefly Burlington, NC. Larry was one of two sons of the late Geraldine (Wilson) and Josiah T. Brothers, and husband of the late Vera (Horner) Brothers. Surviving him is a brother, Daniel B. Brothers of Ashland, OR; Larry’s son, T. Jay and Stephanie (Flowers) Brothers of Burlington, NC; three adult grandchildren, Bryan and Tammy (Scherer) Brothers with two great-grandsons, Marshall and Tyler Brothers of Greensboro, NC, Katie (Brothers) and Ryan Dowd of Winston-Salem, NC and Corey and Lacey (Mann) Brothers with a great-grandson, Carter Brothers of Graham, NC. Larry’s daughter, who for two years has been his principal caregiver, Carrie (Brothers) and Dr. David Beane of Vienna, WV with two grandchildren, Nick and Jenna Beane at home.
Larry graduated from P.H.S. in 1956 lettering in track and basketball yearly and in his senior year he was picked as P.H.S.’s only player for the 12 man West Virginia All-State basketball squad. This was a great honor for him competing with Kentucky and Ohio All-Star teams, but better than that was having Jerry West as one of his fellow team mates. After finishing school Larry and Vera married and he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in CA. After returning home he enrolled at Salem College for his BA in teaching, and then WVU for his masters in counseling. He was a teacher, guidance counselor and basketball coach for Wood CO. Schools (Franklin, Edison, Washington Jr. and PHS, Williamstown and PSHS) until retirement.
Larry’s early mission in life was to teach, counsel and instruct youth and young adults, and years later he enjoyed working with his grandkids in their education and sports. At 80 years old he was still shooting his famous (Hook) shot with grandson Nick on the basketball court. Larry loved to watch all high school and college sports but he truly loved watching MLB baseball and his Cincinnati Reds-win or lose. He worked hard and enjoyed week-end farming with two stops at full-time cattle farming during his time. But probably most of all of those large gatherings with his growing family, often saying “Guys it doesn’t get any better than this”.
Per his request, only a ceremony of life with the family will occur at a later scheduled date to scatter his ashes in the mountains he so loved.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.lamberttatman.com.