Larry  Abshier

Obituary of Larry Stuart Abshier

Larry Stuart Abshier, 81, of Cocoa, Florida passed away April 15, 2021 at his home in Cocoa, Florida.  He was the husband of Zelma Abshier, who he met when they were only  teenagers.


Larry was born in Ocala, Florida and raised in Belleview, Florida, and retired to Cocoa in 2005. Prior to his retirement, he spent most of his career in sales. A son of the late Lou and Edith Abshier of Belleview, he graduated from Lake Weir High School, in 1958.  


Larry is survived by his wife, Zelma Hammons Abshier and daughters, Lori Abshier Ray and her husband, Buddy of Cocoa, FL, Lisa Abshier Land and her husband Milan of Ocala, FL, Linn Abshier Benton and her husband Butch of Ocala, FL, and brother, Loren Abshier of Belleview, FL. He has 8 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Lou and Edith, and son, Linc Abshier.


Larry devoted his life to his loving wife of 62 years, his 4 children, his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  He was an avid fan of Florida State Football, and he loved to hunt and fish.  His greatest achievement, other than his family, was managing, his semi-pro baseball team, the Ocala Jets, who won the State Championship for 4 years.  Larry will be truly missed, but his love and devotion to his family, will live on through the memories he left behind in all who knew and loved him.


There will be a graveside service on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 11:00 AM at the Forest Hills Cemetery, Weirsdale, FL. Arrangements entrusted to Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, FL 34420.  Condolences may be left at

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