Larry “Sarge” Bretherick was born in his home in Hardin County, on July 1, 1938 the son of the late Alonzo Bretherick and Agnes Ruth Haynes Bretherick Hicks. On July 2, 1955 he was united in marriage to Bernice Austin, who preceded her husband in death on December 8, 1993. Mr. Bretherick retired from Roach Sawmill.
He departed this life on Oct. 13, in Savannah, at the age of 75 years, 3 months and 12 days.
Mr. Bretherick is survived by his children, Patricia Tallent and her husband Tommy and Greta Birk and her husband Scott, all of Savannah; five grandchildren, John Tallent and his wife Kim, Wade Austin and his wife Crystal, Elaine Overton and her husband Daniel, Kelcey Birk and his wife Danielle and Chris Birk; seven great-grandchildren, Alyssa Austin, Hannah Austin, Emma Austin, Abby Tallent, Carly Tallent, Landon Birk and Annabelle Birk; two brothers, Bill Bretherick and his wife Marva of Florence, Ala. and Burl Hicks and his wife Judy of Smithville, Miss.; one sister, Nelta Allen and her husband Joe of Baldwyn, Miss. Mr. Bretherick is also survived by his companion, Doris Kolaski of Savannah.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his stepfather, Grady Hicks and one brother, George A. Hicks. A Graveside Service was held on Monday, Oct. 14, at the Memory Gardens in Savannah with Westley Hazel officiating.