Victor Madison Larkins, Jr. (Vic), age 84, of Riegelwood was called to his eternal heavenly home on Sunday May 3, 2020. He was born to the late Thelma Croom Larkins and Victor Madison Larkins, Sr. in New Hanover County on October 1, 1935.
In addition to his parents, Vic was preceded in death by his sisters; Betty Ann Larkins Stephens and Gail Larkins Wise, and a nephew, David Stephens.
Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 15 years, Charlene Pridgen Larkins of Riegelwood, NC; daughters, Deborah Biddle of Leland, NC and Vickie Larkins Radin (Larry) of Flower Mound, TX; stepdaughter, Wendy Teachey Sasser (Dewayne) of Rocky Point, NC; stepson, Jason Teachey (Stephanie) of Wilmington, NC; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. In addition, he leaves behind a number of close family members and cherished long-time friends. Vic was a faithful and loving husband, son, Dad, Granddaddy, Papa Vic, Pops, brother, uncle, great-uncle, brother-in-law, cousin, and friend.
He retired from Federal Paper Mill (now International Paper Mill) in Riegelwood with 35 years of service.
Vic was a member of Long Leaf Baptist Church on Shipyard Blvd in Wilmington, NC He was a born-again believer in the Lord Jesus Christ and an ordained deacon. Vic had an awesome testimony and a burden for the lost. He never missed an opportunity to boldly witness and try to lead others to Christ. He wanted them to experience the same saving grace and joy of salvation that he had.
He was an avid bass fisherman and a golfer. While in good health, Vic could either be seen in his bass boat fishing in the river or playing golf at the Riegelwood Golf Course. He had many trophies to show off his skills in both sports.
Vic had a wonderful sense of humor, a sharp wit, and a gift to gab. Since he was not at a loss for words, he never seemed to meet a stranger and had many treasured friends. He loved to reminisce and chuckle about old times past and long-time friendships. He was a mentor to many young men teaching them how to fish and golf or just being there to pray with them, offer advice, or be a shoulder to lean on in times of trouble. He was especially close to several and loved and thought of them as his sons. Vic also had a special place in his heart for his family.
Thank you for all the cards, prayers, visits, calls and acts of kindness during his sickness. In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation in memory of Victor Madison Larkins, Jr. to the HHT Foundation International, Inc, 8 Henderson Hill Ct, Monkton, MD 21111, or to Long Leaf Baptist Church, 317 Shipyard Blvd, Wilmington, NC 28412.
Out of respect for our family and friends, due to the unique circumstances of travel restrictions and health concerns, a private service will be held.
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