Larry F. Childers, beloved husband, father, uncle, and friend of Irondale, AL, passed away March 25, 2021, from a long, hard battle with cancer at 82 years old.

Born in 1938 in Jacksonville, AL, to Elbert Clyde and Hazel (Brown) Childers and was the second child of 6 children. He attended Jacksonville High School and graduated from Gadsden State with a degree in Electrical Engineering in 1959.

After completing his service in the Army National Guard, he held various positions utilizing his electrical engineering background, including 35-years in the Nuclear Medicine Equipment business until he retired.  After his retirement, he had a secondary career in Real Estate and Retail Management for an additional 19 years.

He loved the outdoors, fishing and bowling.

He was a member of McElwain Baptist Church (now Hope Community Church). He loved music and was a passionate musician (guitar, piano and singer).  He was an accomplished Christian entertainer who performed speaking engagements and musical programs for churches and other faith-based organizations.

He is survived by his wife of over 60 years, Patsy Eubanks Childers-son Victor Childers (Tammy)-sister Sonia Penny (Kenneth)-sister Charlotte Aderhold (Jerry)-sister Pat Kent-brother Tim Childers (Debbie)–special Sisters-In-Law Doris Payne (Allen)-Louise Longshore -and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents and infant sister (Linda Childers).

A Memorial Service will be held April 17th at 10:00 AM at Hope Community Church (formerly McElwain Baptist Church) 4445 Montevallo Road, Birmingham, AL 35213. Due to COViD-19, prevailing restrictions will be in force.  (

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hope Community Church ( or Samford University, Advancement Office, 800 Lakeshore Drive, Birmingham, Alabama 35229 (designate with cover letter and on check memo, the donation is for the Jody Baker Scholarship Fund in memory of Larry Childers).  The Jody Baker Scholarship Fund provides scholarship funds for those seeking to pursue Christian ministry.

The family is grateful to the medical staff at ProHealth Hospice for their outstanding, compassionate care.

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