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Lawrence "Larry" Boykin Ready

Lawrence Boykin "Larry" Ready, 60, resident of 122 Lawren Lane husband of Janet Culbreth Ready passed away Monday Sept. 19, 2011 at Self Regional Medical Center in Greenwood, SC.

Born in Columbia, SC he was a son of Betty Foster Ready and the late Lawrence Boykin Ready, Sr.

Larry was a 1973 graduate of The University of South Carolina with a BS in Biological Science. Larry served his country in the United States Air Force. Larry lettered in three sports at Dreher High School including the 1969 State Championship Baseball Team. He continued his athletic career at the University of South Carolina playing on the soccer club recognized as the foundation of the USC Varsity of Coach Mark Berson. Larry was credited with scoring the first goal against arch rival Clemson. One of the original coaches of the Columbia YMCA Soccer Club, Larry coached the "Killers" to an 8-0 record, scoring 123 goals while allowing only 1. He was the mentor of an entire generation of boys from the Other Side of Rosewood who credited him with helping to establish successful soccer programs at Booker T. Washington High School and the College of Charleston. A great big brother, he will be sorely missed. Larry was also and avid duck hunter and salt water fisherman.

Survivors include his loving wife, Janet Culbreth Ready of the home; his mother Betty Foster Ready of Columbia, SC; a daughter, Lawren Ready of Lander University; his brother, Mark Reed Ready and his wife, Lisa, of Columbia, SC.

A Celebration of Larry's life will be held Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011 at 3:00 PM in the Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jason Wilson officiating. The family is at the home 122 Lawren Lane Abbeville, SC.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:30 PM Thursday afternoon at the funeral home prior to services.

Memorials in memory of Larry may be made to the American Cancer Society C/O Mrs. Conway Shirley PO Box 566 Due West, SC 29639 or to the Columbia YMCA Soccer Program Downtown, 1420 Sumter Street Columbia, SC 29201.


Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home
208 South Main Street
Abbeville, SC  29620
Thursday, September 22, 2011
1:00 - 2:30 PM


Chandler Chapel, Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home
208 South Main Street
Abbeville, SC  29620
Thursday, September 22, 2011

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Janet, Lawren,Betty, Mark and Lisa, We are so very sorry for Larry's passing, what a very sincerely friendly and kind man. I guess over the last several years we saw Larry at Ingles more than anywhere, always with a smile saying hello. He fought the good fight, and now he is resting and at peace, We will be praying that you all will have that same peace and the Lord will give you comfort. Take care of each other. Love, Mary and Ed White

Mary & Ed White Sep 26 2011 12:00 AM

Dear Betty and Mark, We were so sorry to read of your loss. Like Larry, we too have wonderful memories of his YMCA soccer days and the "Killers", and of our friendship with your family. Our heartfelt condolences go from us, Larry, Jr. and Joye to you, his wife and daughter. May God bless all of you.

Jane and Larry Moshell Sep 23 2011 12:00 AM

Janet and Lawren: You are in my prayers. I was honored to meet you last Sunday at the hospital and I just wish it had been under better circumstances. I was devastated when I realized that Larry was going to lose the battle. We were only teammates for two years, but competing against him in practices taught me many bruising lessons. I hate that he didn't get to enjoy the reunion of our team since he was the driving force.

Randy Beard Sep 23 2011 12:00 AM

Janet & Lawren, My deepest sympathies for you both. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Laurie Wilson Williams Sep 22 2011 12:00 AM

Janet, We are so sorry for your lost. You and the family are in our prayers.

Ronnie & Vickie Roller Sep 22 2011 12:00 AM

Mark, I am so very sorry. My heart goes out to you all. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Sending loving, comforting thoughts your way......

Kelly Knox Sep 22 2011 12:00 AM

Janet & Lawren, I am so sorry for to read about your loss. He was such a special person, let Gods love wrap comfort around you both. I pray for your strength in the days ahead. I know you have had some hard days, take comfort in knowing he is no longer suffering or in pain. Love you both.

Angela Humphreys Sep 22 2011 12:00 AM

Dear Mark, I am so sorry for this loss. I know this was such a hard time for you. We had talked of Larry often. Now, take care of yourself. Rest, listen to the quiet, breathe- not so easy just now, but soon you Will be able to take a breath without it hurting. If I can help you in any way, please let me know. You and your family have my prayers. Love to you and your mom. Mary

Mary Flynn Sep 22 2011 12:00 AM

Janet, I was so sorry to hear the news about your husband. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Maree Anderson Sep 22 2011 12:00 AM

Jane williams and I send our con ndolences and want you to know that ypu and your family are in our thought and prayers. We pray that you feel God's love surround yiu and your family as He welcomes Larry intoHis heavenly kingdom.Love, Janet Langley and Jane Williams

janet Langley Sep 21 2011 12:00 AM

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