William Lawrence (Larry) Hackworth, 63 of Tucker died Saturday, August 6, 2016. He was born in Atlanta, GA the son of the late Harry Agee Hackworth and Flora B. Hackworth. Mr. Hackworth was a customer service representative at Atlanta Belting Company. Survivors include his wife, Claire N. Hackworth of Tucker; his sister, Leslie Garrett of Cartersville (David); nephews Jon and Mitchell Garret and niece Rachel Diamond (Barrett). Larry grew up in Decatur and graduated from Avondale High School, class of 1970. He earned his certificate in photography from the Southeastern Center for Photographic Arts, specializing in black and white photography. Larry had pursued and excelled at many interests and hobbies over the years including photography, motorcycle riding and amateur bicycle racing through the USCF. One year he was the Master’s Class Georgia State Bicycle Road Race Champion. Most recently he enjoyed playing pool in his leisure time. Larry and Claire enjoyed traveling and exploring the United States. Memorial Service will be on Thursday, August 11, 11:00 am, at Wages and Sons Funeral Home in Stone Mountain. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, August 10, 2016, from 6:00-8:00 pm, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the American Heart Association or the association of your choice.

View current weather.

Memories Timeline

View the Timeline


  1. Claire & Family: So sorry to hear about the passing of your husband, brother, uncle, and friend. May the God of peace, joy, and love abide with you during such a difficult time in your lives. With love,

  2. Claire, I am so sorry to hear this news. I extend my most sincere prayers to you and your family at this time of unexpected loss. Life seems so unfair at times; but it is then when we must remember that our Heavenly Father has us all in His hands, and provides courage and strength through beloved family and friends to see us through. Know you are in many thoughts and prayers. The pain and sadness will take time to heal, but I pray you will remember the good times, and the love, you had with your husband.

  3. Claire, I cannot imagine the loss you must be feeling now. I wish you strength as you move beyond this, knowing you have the love and support of many good friends and family. I know you and Larry had a special life together in your home and on your vacations.
    Peace and love.

  4. Thinking of you and your family. Although I did not know him, I know he was a very special person to have been your partner. You are such a wonderful and kind person who is so beloved by all in our department! I’ll keep you and your family in my prayers.

  5. Claire, you have been in my prayers since I heard about Larry. I know the loss you feel is beyond words. May you be strengthened by the love and memories you shared together.

  6. Growing up with Leslie as my best friend, Larry became like a big brother to me. Had not seen him since 1973, but have sweet memories of him. My heart goes out to you, Claire, and to my dear Leslie. Praying for you and trusting that you will feel the presence of the Lord through these next days.

  7. Claire – Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you go through this difficult time. Larry will always have a special place in our hearts. We wish you peace, light and love.

  8. Claire – Please accept my deepest condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May your hearts be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times.

  9. Claire, My thoughts are with you and your family. The happiness you shared can sustain you through the sadness you face ahead. Know that you have friends to support you.

  10. Claire, you are in my thoughts and prayers during this time. I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for strength and understanding.

  11. We extend our sympathy to the family and continue to pray that God will comfort you all as it is written in His word: 2 Cor 1; 3-4, Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. …And always remember: Isaiah 41; 13, For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you. ….. God Bless you all.

  12. I just can’t find sufficient words to express my deep sorrow for the loss of your husband, Claire. I am praying for your strength and healing during this very difficult time. Eternal rest grant unto Larry, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

  13. Claire I’m sorry for your loss the 15 years Larry and I worked together were some great years back in 2002 about the time of my daughter’s birth Larry volunteered to go to Alabama for me to work in a paper mill so I wouldn’t be so far from home just in case my daughter was born that showed me what kind of person he was and I’m thankful Larry and I got too joke around last Friday at work I’ll miss our talks about hotrod cars and football

  14. Words cannot express my sadness on hearing of your loss. I so enjoyed Larry when being with you both at various events and conferences. My heart goes out to you and I wish you comfort and peace.

  15. Claire and Family, I was saddened to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you through this most difficult time.

  16. Dear Claire. My heart and thoughts go out to you in this time of grief. I know you will find comfort in your friends and family.

  17. From all of us in the Surgical Education Office, Claire…our hearts are with you.
    Barbara Pettitt, Cyndi Painter, Monica Crocker-Denkins and Johanna Hinman

  18. Claire,
    We never met but Larry often talked to me about you with great pride and love. I’m so very sorry that you have lost your life’s partner and his friends and colleagues have lost such a genuine and sincere person……
    We often talked about cycling, work, gardening, etc., and I cherish those memories of a very special man.
    Again, I’m sorry for your loss.

  19. Claire,
    I just learned of Larry’s passing and I’m very saddened to hear of the loss of such a fine man. Larry was a great co-worker during my time at Atlanta Belting and I know that he will be greatly missed by everyone that knew. My sincerest sympathy to you and your family.

Sign the Guestbook, Light a Candle

Sign the Guestbook