Larry Thiel Horn, 70, of Greensboro, NC, died on Sunday, Jan. 16 at Wesley Long Hospital, Greensboro, NC.
Larry is survived by his wife of 16 years Judith (Judy) Horn; daughter Jessica R. Horn of Oak Brook, IL; son Eric A. Horn of Glen Ellyn, IL, stepdaughter Christina Larwill (Diwakar Sharma) of Springfield, VA; stepson Marcus J. Larwill of Wheaton, IL; three much-loved granddaughters; sister Vera Horn of Brainerd, MN; sister-in-law Brenda Lewis of Troy, MI; a niece, nephews and cousins. Larry was the son of the late Thiel Horn and the late Lois Pettis Bullins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, parents, daughter-in-law Laura Pearson, and half brother Orala Bullins.
Born in Brainerd, MN, he moved as a child with his family to Chicago. He was a 1969 graduate of Lane Technical High School, Chicago. In 1973, he earned a B.S. degree in biology at Northeastern University, Chicago. Larry lived for many years in the Chicago area and was employed in environmental testing and remediation services. From 1984 to 2011 he volunteered and later worked as a teamster at the Danada Equestrian Center, Wheaton, IL, where he drove teams of draft horses on hay rides and sleigh rides. From 2011 to 2016, he and wife Judy owned and operated the popular Troy-Bumpas Inn Bed & Breakfast in Greensboro, NC.
After retirement, Larry enjoyed working as a standardized patient providing educational experiences for nursing and pharmacy students at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Elon University and Highpoint University. Larry volunteered at Guilford Courthouse Military Park and recently became a volunteer usher at the Steven Tanger Center for Performing Arts. He was a member of the Greensboro Tarheel Chorus, a chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.
Throughout his adult life, Larry enjoyed performing on stage and in films in community and professional theater. He performed with the Village Theatre Guild of Glen Ellyn (IL); Wheaton Drama (IL); Theatre Hikes of Chicago; Community Theatre of Greensboro (NC); Kernersville (NC) Little Theatre; the Little Theatre of Winston-Salem (NC) and many other groups. Larry played banjo, ukulele and harmonica and practiced yoga at the Greensboro YMCA.
Celebrations of his life will be held in Greensboro and in suburban Chicagoland in the spring.
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