Larrington (Larry) Spencer Conyers III, age 58 died of Covid 19 on January 23,2021 in Staten Island, New York.
Larry was born October 4, 1962 in New York City to parents, Larrington S. Conyers II and Catherine J. Conyers. He had a passion for basketball and was an All-City player #25 for Rice High School. He wore that honor with pride. He went to college on a basketball scholarship at New Hampshire College, now named Southern New Hampshire University, where he majored in Business and minored in Marketing. He played forward with the Penmen #30 and his write-up was as follows:
"Solid offensive rebounder... sharp overall sense of the game ... strength to go with his size... can fill the lanes for the Penmen running game... looked to for board work and inside scoring... graduated from Rice Highschool where he was named Honorable Mention All-City in basketball."
He remained in New Hampshire for many years, until finally settling in Staten Island, New York. His first sales job was with Bonneville & Sons, selling cars. Larry was very personable, most people liked him, he excelled as a salesman. His personality was larger then life!
Larry met Karen L. Johnson at New Hampshire College and the two were married in 1994. On October 13, 1998 Kiana L Conyers was born. He was a proud father, many times changing diapers and falling asleep with Kiana on his chest, a gentle giant. Larry was a great family man and loving father. He was a big joker, always trying to get a laugh out of you. He made new friends easily. When Kiana became school age, she was enrolled in Our Lady of Mount Carmel St. Benedicta school. They needed a basketball coach and he volunteered with pride.
The Mustangs team won the 8th grade Championship boys varsity in 2011-2012! He was so proud of them! He loved the kids and stayed in contact with many of them. So very often a kid would walk up to me and ask about Coach, they never forgot him and he loved them all. He believed in mentoring and giving back to the community. Larry made people's lives better. He had that infectious smile and laugh. People wanted to be around him, he was fun but he was a good listener as well.
Larry loved his extended family. He was the go-to person, our support system, our hero, the one everyone looked up to! He was the tallest cousin (6'5"). Someone needed a ride or a hand, he was always smiling, taking charge, always ready! He made friends easily. I would call him a people collector, the glue that kept people connected. He looked forward to seeing friends and family. One of his favorite things to do was to kick off the summer with a Memorial Day Barbecue.
Larry looked forward to his annual trip to the Poconos to celebrate his birthday. He'd invite his New Hampshire crew and other friends plus family members, "boys weekend". He made trips with the boys for football, and college reunions, besides being with family. Those were some of the happiest times. He also enjoyed spending Super Bowl weekend with his NH crew a wild and rowdy affair. He loved his Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Yankees. We always had jokes about him being a Pittsburgh and Yankee fan since Kiana and I are Patriots and Red Sox fans, the teasing never stopped, I can still hear his boisterous laugh! He loved to surprise people. I remember he would dial a number and hand you the phone and you would never know which friend or family member was on the other line. Larry, Larry, Larry the things you got me into!
Larry was a loving husband, proud father and loyal friend. He supported me in my endeavors and always pushed Kiana to aim higher. As a salesman one of his closing pitches was to show my picture on stage at a bodybuilding show, then tell the prospective customer, "If I don't make this sale I have to answer to her". He will be truly missed, there's only one Larry Cee. That's the name he told me when we first met. Friends actually called him LC.
Larry is survived by his mother, Catherine J. Conyers, of Brooklyn, NY; wife, Karen L. Conyers and daughter Kiana L Conyers of Staten Island, NY.; daughter Chelsea M. East and grandson Easton Heidel of North Carolina; brother, Gerard F Conyers and his wife Mary L. Conyers; nephews Gerard F. Conyers II; Garrick N. Conyers and Geordan E. Conyers of Dundee, New York; brother Lance White of Atlanta, Georgia and sister Denise Edwards, nephews Joseph Edwards, Anthony Edwards and niece Jasmine Edwards, of Buffalo New York, along with extended numerous cousins and family members through the West, Conyers, Flanigan, Frazier, Headley, Rouse and Vanderhorst family lines, along with a magnitude of dear friends and co-workers.
The Memorial Service is scheduled for Friday, February 12, 2021 from 4:00-5:00 PM at Stradford Home for Funerals & Cremations, 1241 Castleton Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10310.
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