Larry D. Cathcart

Larry Cathcart

Larry Douglas Cathcart, Sr., was born at University Hospital on October 7, 1949 to Leroy and Dosena Cathcart.

He grew up in the Linden Community and attended Linden McKinley High School. He was a lifeguard and avid swimmer, teaching his brothers and sisters how to swim. His performance and passion for basketball endured throughout his life, as he played in and coached league after league, including several Gus Macker tournaments and Old Timers leagues.

Larry worked as a Campaign Manager for the United Way but eventually left the corporate life to start his own business. At first, Larry worked for Sun Holiday Pools as a Service Technician. Once Sun Holiday closed, leaving a trail of disgruntled customers behind, Larry and his crew came in to make things right. As a result, Larry established a customer base for a new business. More than twenty years later, L&J Pools Services has a loyal customer base with pools surrounding a 100-mile radius of the Columbus Metro area.

Larry was a loving husband, attentive brother, caring father, and cherished grandfather who loved baking his mother’s Christmas cookie recipe every year. His cookies were the highlight of everyone’s Christmas. Larry also loved to travel, especially with his family, as they enjoyed an annual trip to Las Vegas around his birthday.

Larry is survived by his wife; Joyce Cathcart, son; Larry Jr., daughters; Mia (Rozonno) McGhee, April Hancock, Lisa Cathcart, stepdaughters; Tammy (Ambrose) Moses, Marcia Chapman, brothers; James (Wanda) Cathcart, Leon (Katasha) Cathcart, Victor Cathcart, sisters; Sharon (Gary) O’Neil, Darlene (Michael) Reeves and Teresa (Ann) Hill, special friends of the family; John (Jonda) Adams, Darrell Sutton, Alfred Dunning, Dennis Hogg, Nora White; and many nieces, nephews, grandchildren, relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by parents; Leroy and Dosena Cathcart,sister; Louise Cathcart, and brothers;
Arthur and Louis Cathcart.

Visitation 10:00am and Funeral 11:00am Monday, March 6, 2023 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave.

Interment at Eastlawn Cemetery.


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  1. Rose Walton-Fluellen

    My condolences to the family.

  2. To the Cathcart family from the Dunning family we are sending your prayers and condolences to you..

  3. Landy Jones and family

    To the family and friends of Larry may God wrap loving arms around each and everyone for comfort and peace.

  4. The earthman family

    To the Cathcart family from the earthman family we sending are love and condolences to the family for your lost.

  5. February 26, 2023

    To the Cathcart family from Erma Heard and family, heart felt sympathy, we are keeping you in prayer.

  6. My condolences to the Cathcart family and all those who knew and loved Larry. I really enjoyed getting to know Larry over the years and talking sports with him. Larry even came to a basketball tournament that I played in with JD about 12-years ago!

    Ryan, Jessica, Carly, and Griffin Wester

  7. Sorry for your loss and I will praying for the Family..

  8. Loretta Brown-Albert

    To the Cathcart Family, you have my deepest condolences. May God continue to confort you during this time sorrow

  9. dan and Carol fraley

    we are so sorry for your loss. Larry always had a sense of humor with us. he will be missed. you will be in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time

  10. Jerry J.J. Jefferson

    To the Cathcart family I send my condolences and prayers Larry ,Louie and myself played over 40 years of basketball with and against each other he was a great person

  11. Harold & Victoria Yarborough

    Our prayers and condolences are with the family. Mr. Larry will be missed by so many swimming pool customers. We will miss him coming to give us great advice.

  12. So sorry for your loss. Larry was a great friend to John and me. Larry passed 1 year and 2 days after John. Hopefully they are playing basketball up there.

  13. Condolences, Ron, Linda, Brian and Tee. We loved Mr. Larry as a grandfather of the clan. Rest in peace!

  14. Sorry for the family loss. We send our blessinga and the strength of the family at there time of need

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