Obituary of Larry Flynn
Former President of Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation and Vice President of General Dynamics, Larry Flynn, whose lifelong passion was in the aerospace industry, took his final flight to heaven on April 12, 2023. Larry passed away at the age of 71 after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by his wife and daughters who will continue to honor his legacy by living each day to the fullest and always putting family first.
In his professional life, Larry joined Gulfstream in 1995, ascended through the ranks, and retired in 2015 as the President of the corporation. Prior to joining Gulfstream, Larry managed six FBOs as Vice President with Stevens Aviation. He also served as Regional Vice President and General Manager for AMR Combs. Larry helped lead the way for Gulfstream’s award of the Collier Trophy in 2014 and was also inducted into the Living Legends of Aviation in 2020. Larry held several advisory roles until his passing, including acting as an Advisory Board member at Duncan Aviation and Heads Up Technologies. Larry received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Master’s degree in Manpower Management from the University of Kansas and was a diehard Jayhawk.
Larry was equally inspirational in his family life. He was a devoted husband for 41 years and the best father and grandfather anyone could have asked for. He was full of patience, humbleness, words of encouragement and guidance, a keen sense of humor, and an exceptional ability to make you smile. He loved being out on the boat with his family, traveling the world with his wife and creating countless memories with his grandchildren. He made an impact on the lives of all who knew him. He will be forever missed.
Larry is survived by his wife, Sarah; two daughters, Kathrine Morehead and husband Ron of Fort Worth, Texas, and Kelley Young and husband Adam of Charleston, South Carolina; grandchildren Grayson, Jack, Ella and Joe; step-grandchildren Renee and Emme; and siblings Jerry Flynn, Jim Flynn and Pam Sullivan.
To honor Larry’s memory, there will be a celebration of life on April 17, 2023, at 3:00pm at the Spanish Wells Clubhouse, located at 1 Brams Point Road, HHI, SC 29926. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the West Michigan Aviation Academy (www.wmaafoundation.org) or the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (firstname.lastname@example.org).