Larry Grayson Sr.


Rochester:  March 13, 2015.  Larry Grayson Sr., the sixth of nine living children was born in South Carolina to Mr. & Mrs. Freddie Grayson on March 2, 1954. Larry’s years as both an elementary school and high school student was completed in the Rochester City School District. Larry also supervised the Salvage & Waste Dept. at Rochester Products (also known as Delphi) before retiring after more than 30 years of service.

Larry was a free spirited individual and a leader among his peers; he held a strong belief in loyalty through friendship. Consequently, his bond with his boyhood comrades continued until his death; he revered them as his brothers. Larry was a member of the track team at West High School. He was extremely agile and known in his neighborhood for his free style wrestling moves, his expertise of num-chucks, his speed, and hands free backward flips.  Larry held a passion for the heroic tale, and to this end, he lived out his ideals through generously helping those who he encountered, he supported social causes, and conceptualized the group called the “Peace Makers” whose purpose it was to simply promote peace among other clubs.

Whether playing Santa Clause at the old H & L Green store or working with children at the YMCA, throughout his brief lifetime, he nurtured and provided parental supports not only to his biological children but to those who affectionally referenced him as “dad” and/or “granddad.”   His memory will be forever etched in our minds, as his spirit has left its footprints on our hearts.

He is predeceased by both parents Marion & Freddie Grayson: He leaves to mourn him 8 Siblings: Freddie Jr. (Lydia) Grayson, Lee (Florence) Grayson, Dorothy Grayson, Marie Grayson, Carolyn (Clemont) Barbour, Marion (Michael) Whitfield, Betty Grayson, Pansy Grayson; Children: Donna (Domingo) Grayson, Larry Jr. (Shaundell) Grayson, Cemel Grayson, Nekeila (Justin) Johnson, Lance Grayson, along with a host of grandchildren, other nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends & (Aunt Annie Bell Grayson), (Special Family Tina Grayson).

The Celebration of Life Services for Mr. Larry Grayson Sr. are as follows; Calling hours 11:00-12:00pm for viewing mural and video & the Memorial Service following at 12 Noon-2pm on Saturday March 21, 2015 @ Restoration Church of God, 595 Frost Avenue, Rochester, NY 14611. Cards and flowers can be sent to that address as well.

Rochester Cremation, 4044 W. Henrietta Road, Rochester NY 14623, 359-2300,

15 Condolences

  1. Carl bellavia on March 19, 2015 at 8:58 am

    sorry to hear about Larry.i worked in die cast next to Larrys dept.As his obit said he WAS loyal.Confided in him quite a bit and trusted him 100%.also remember the good fun we had. My wife Rose worked with Marion and we send condolences. Carl & Rose Bellavia

  2. margaret commercial on March 19, 2015 at 9:03 am

    So sorry to learn about Larry’s death. My sincere sympathy & prayers go out to all his family & friends.
    I was one of the nurses in the medical department at Delphi. I remembered Larry so well with that big smile he always had with such a quiet & friendly manner.
    As I read his obituary, it showed so much more to me who Larry truly was. It did not come as a surprise to me.
    I am sure he will be rewarded now in his death.
    May all your good memories help to ease your sadness.

  3. Sam bellavia on March 19, 2015 at 10:51 am

    I worked with Larry and always looked forward to his smile and the wonderful conversations we had . May God look over Larry and grant his family peace —with deep sorrow –Sam Bellavia —he will always be in my heart and my prayers

  4. STEPHANIE WHITFIELD on March 19, 2015 at 2:41 pm


  5. Ronald Grayson on March 19, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    Unc was more like my big brother and I’m going to miss u a lot, but knowing the pain is no more and your with my grandparents now resting in peace .
    Unc thanks for keeping it 100 and being a part of my life luv ya man

  6. Rhett Preston Kirby on March 19, 2015 at 10:49 pm

    I’m so saddened to hear about the passing of my buddy. I have great memories of him. Can’t remember the year but we did drive to the Cincinnati Cool Jazz Festival one year and had a great time. And it was really great to see and talk to him in 2009 at the GM reunion. He sure loved his cowboy boots. Lol.Piece be with you Larry. Good person.

  7. Grady Sass on March 20, 2015 at 9:29 am

    I am glad I got to know “Bunny” the man during my 18 months in Rochester. We had many conversations on your parents sofa. Thanks for taking the time to chat with your long lost cousin from SC. No more pain. To the entire Grayson family, I love all of you and I am overjoyed that I got to meet all you. God Bless all of you. Cousin Grady

  8. Caretta Grayson on March 20, 2015 at 9:46 am

    Goodbye Uncle, my memories of you will stay forever.Love you, till we meet again.I know your with grandma and grandad, and that gives me peace,because I know your OK.

  9. Jeanette Williams (Wilson) on March 20, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    So sorry for the loss of Larry. We all grew up together and went to school together. May God help you through this time of sorrw. My prayers is with each of you.

  10. Debbi Boyd on March 20, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    My deepest sympathy and condolences to the Grayson Family. Ill always remember Larry’ infectious smile..God Bless..Debbi

  11. UncleChuch,AunteRenate&Dillon on March 21, 2015 at 1:55 am

    Guy’s from all of us ,we are sorry for the lost of Bunny (Dad).It’s not in our hands. And God is in control.We love You Uncle Charles,Aunt Renata,Cousin Dillon.

  12. Barbara Patterson Singletary on March 21, 2015 at 10:02 am

    My prayers are with the Grayson family. Larry will be missed. Another one gone (Bartlett St ) sunset.

  13. Pastor Dottie Grayson on March 21, 2015 at 10:14 am

    Please accept my sincere condolences. No spoken Words can ease the loss but may loving memories bring you comfort during this difficult time. His Gentle Spirit and easy smile will be missed. You are in my heart & prayers…May God grant you Peace…

  14. Kimberly Wilson on November 15, 2019 at 10:05 am

    I extend my condolences to the Grayson family. I searched for my oldest brother’s, Lee Meyer Grayson’s, obituary and found Bunny. Amazingly, I remember my brother Lee Meyer (Andrews SC) and my mother, Gertrude (Trudy, Andrews SC) talking about someone named Bunny. Both Lees were amazing men! We were blessed to have known them both.
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  15. Darliree Brumfield on January 10, 2020 at 1:01 am

    Memories of my Uncle Bunny were all great, as I was young he was like a dad. I’m happy we made it to Rochester to see you. Condolences to your children with Prayers. You truly are missed by your oldest sister Dorothy she is saddened without you. Rest now until we meet again, no more pain. I love you 😘

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