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Michael Jay Larick

1948 - 2021

Lake City, Florida


Michael Jay Larick, 72, passed away on April 30 after a battle with cancer.  He was the son of the late Harry C. and Roberta Larick.  Michael was a 1966 graduate of Brownsburg High School and attended Ball State University before joining the Navy.  He worked over 20 years for the United States Postal Service and was an inspired woodworker and pickleball player in his spare time.  He is survived by sisters Melissa Turpin (Richard), Brownsburg, IN and Kay Oldstrom (Stephen), Simpsonville, SC, daughter Cherie Cravens of Oldsmar, FL, special companion Mary Ann Thrasher, Lake City, FL, niece Alison Edwards, nephews Matt Turpin and David Oldstrom and great nieces, Emily, Abby, Molly, Alexis and Brooke.


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Haven Hospice, Lake City, FL or Lake City Pickleball.  A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Cremation arrangements are under the direction and care of GATEWAY-FOREST LAWN FUNERAL HOME 

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Randal Ball

June 11, 2021 9:18 PM

I first met Jay stopping by to visit my mother, who worked at Madeira Beach Post Office as a window clerk. My Stepdad was a fellow Letter Carrier there…. the Jeep days! Later on when I became an employee and transferred into Dunedin in 86’ Jay was my coworker until his retirement. Loved Jays satirical sense of humor…. and his “Pee Wee” laugh! I remember he found a great love in Shirley, and suffered a great loss in her passing. I remember him redoing the wood floors in his Dunedin bungalow and Roxanne, his Rhodesian Ridgeback. If you wanted to get under his crawl ….you just had to call him “Jaybird”! I enjoyed being his T6 (Carrier in his day off) for many years. It was a pleasure to have known Jay. I had the utmost respect for him.


May 19, 2021 7:47 AM

I met Jay when he was relocating to Lake City after retiring from the post office. I sold him his current home and helped him with another investment property. We stayed in touch for a while and I was always fond of him. I last saw him just before Christmas when I stopped by with a bag of candy and card for Christmas. He mentioned then he was going through another treatment. I'm sorry to hear of his passing and sorry for the family's loss. He will be remembered fondly. Sandy Kishton

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