October 26, 1948 ~ January 30, 2022

Born in: Trenton, New Jersey
Resided in: Lawrenceville, Georgia

Francis Charles Larkin Jr., “Chuck”, passed away on Sunday January 30th, 2022 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease and a short battle with COVID19. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank (Sr.) and Kay Larkin of Trenton, New Jersey. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Sharon Larkin, daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Carey Crews, son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Carla Larkin, three grandchildren, Kayleigh and Meagan Crews and Owen Larkin, and six siblings with their spouses, Pete and Barb Larkin, Dennis Larkin and Lois Engelbrecht, Jim and Ruby Larkin, Paul and Anna Larkin, Kathy and George Cox, Judy and Mark Erb, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Chuck was born on October 26th, 1948 in Trenton, New Jersey. He graduated from St. Anthony’s High School in Hamilton Township, New Jersey. He is a graduate of Trenton State College and Rider University. Chuck was a Vietnam-era veteran of the US Air Force, serving from 1968 – 1972, where he developed a passion for electronics and computers. He continued that passion throughout his career, working in electronics until his retirement from Efacec (Advanced Control Systems) in 2014. Chuck was an avid supporter of the Boy Scouts of America, where he volunteered for more than 20 years and received numerous awards for his service. He was a founding leader of Pack 590, Troop 590, Explorer Post 590, and Venturing Crew 590 where he touched the lives of many scouts. He was known throughout Northeast Georgia scouting events for his distinctive red truck and his volunteer spirit. He will be missed for his incredible sense of humor and his desire to help anyone he could. Chuck passed peacefully, surrounded by his family, who will miss him dearly.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, February 6th at 1PM at Wages and Sons Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Georgia. A service in celebration of his life will be held at 2PM. The family requests that guests attending the service wear masks.

In lieu of flowers, his family suggests donations in his honor to either the Alzheimer’s Association or the Northeast Georgia Council of the Boy Scouts of America.


Visitation: February 6, 2022 1:00 pm - February 6, 2022 2:00 pm

Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046


Memorial Service: February 6, 2022 2:00 pm - February 6, 2022 3:00 pm

Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046


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  1. Dear Sharon and Kim
    I am so sorry for the loss of your husband and your Dad. He was a great guy, so much like his Dad, another great guy and my godfather.
    You remember when you sort of babysat me Sharon when I was sort of babysitting Kathy and Mary Louise and we walked from Ruth’s house to the Seaside Pier. You regaled me with stories about Chuck, he was in the service at the time and how wonderful he was and how you could not wait to marry him. I will never forget the way you expressed your love for him with such enthusiasm. You two were made for each other. Thank you and Kim for making Chuck so happy.

  2. Sharon, I am truly sorry for your loss. Chuck was a wonderful man and great husband, father, brother, uncle. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Kathy & George, Pete & Barb, Dennis & Lois, , Jim, Paul & Anna, Judy & Mark and all the Larkins – I am so sorry for the loss of Chuck. He will always stay in your hearts, as well as mine. My heart goes out to each and every one of you. Love, Elaine

  4. CandleImageDear Sharon,
    I am so sorry for your loss. It certainly hurts. If you ever need to talk, you know how to contact me. Miss you and praying for you.
    Lynda Danna

  5. Dearest Sharon,
    So sorry to hear about Chuck. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God grant you peace during this difficult time.

    Amanda Ray Corkery

  6. CandleImageSharon and family,
    I’m so very sorry at the loss of your beloved Chuck. I’ll always remember him helping me at Hopkins with computer software. He was such a kind man. I enjoyed seeing all the pictures of you two on Facebook in our Gwinnett County parks and of course at Sanibel. Peace be with you.
    Love always,

  7. Sharon, I am so sorry for your family’s loss. The short time that my mom, Sonja, and I got to know Chuck and you at the memory care community at The Phoenix, we want you to know you both brought a ray of sunshine with the love you had for each other and the wonderful activities that you shared with the residents. We are sending you all prayers of love and support during this tough time! Karen

  8. Dearest Sharon, my condolences on the loss of your husband and the father of your children. Peace be with you and your family during this difficult time. Kimberly

  9. Dear Sharon, I am so saddened to hear of Chuck’s homegoing! It was good that the family was with you. Life is still good, just different…I know. God is good all the time, this I know to be true, also.

  10. Sharon, I am thinking about you during this time of sorrow. Find comfort in your precious memories of Chuck. My prayers are with you and your family. Paula

  11. Sharon. We are friends of Mark and Judy and Ranger and are so deeply sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  12. Dear Sharon,
    You have always been a loving and caring friend. I am saddened to hear of the passing of your dear husband, Chuck. Please know that you and your family will be in my prayers during this most difficult time.
    God bless you, Sharon.
    Love, Diane

  13. Dear Sharon,
    Nicholas posted his thoughts, and I don’t think Chuck or I could have expressed our sentiments any better.
    One of the greatest persons I have ever had the pleasure of knowing in life was lost to us recently. He’s teachings and positive encouragements through adolescents as a roll model and true Scout Master will always be remembered. His enduring spirit and passion for providing so many with life lessons we will always use still ring true for me to this day. I will always be forever grateful for Mr. Larkin.
    Thank you for sharing Chuck with our family.

  14. Dear Sharon,
    Ed & I have so many fond memories of Cousin Chuck. Ed has frequently talked about the fun times he had when Chuck & Pete came up from Florida when they were teens. Also it meant so much to have been a Groomsman in your Wedding. Chuck was a true gentleman who will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
    Sharon, you were Chuck’s one true love and you did a wonderful job taking care of him in good times & bad. Hugs to you & the kids

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