Larry Norris O’Neal, 72, passed away Saturday night, July 16, 2022, in his Elkins home surrounded by family. 

Larry was born on Oct. 18, 1950, in Madison County, to George and Lucy O’Neal.  

There, he grew up along the banks of Thorny Creek developing his love of outdoors and hunting.  Some of Larry’s most cherished memories were of riding bikes with cousins along thorny creek, as well as hunting and fishing with his brother.

Larry was a loving husband and devoted father and grandpa. 

Larry is survived by his wife of 52 years, Margaret “His Ann”; daughter, Mary Lynn Hielscher; son-in-law Kenneth Hielscher; and two granddaughters, Holly and Brianna Hielscher. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Lucy O’Neal; his brother, George O’Neal Jr.; his sister and brother-in-law, Janice and James Hamilton.

In honoring Larry’s wishes, a graveside gathering will be held at a later date for family at the Mount Olive Cemetery.