Larry Edward Iceman, 72, died suddenly at his Smith Mountain Lake home on April 30, 2019. Born in Massillon, Ohio, he was predeceased by his parents, Gerald and Garnet (Elliot) Iceman and a brother, Ron Iceman. He is survived by his beloved and loving wife of 30 years, Beatrice (Manti) Iceman. Also, two sons: Jason (Lena) Iceman of Cheshire, Conn. and Joseph Iceman of Kissimmee, Fla.; and two grandchildren, Ben and Sarah Iceman; and a brother, Dennis (Laurrie) Iceman of Fredericksburg, Va.
Larry graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry from Kent State University, Ohio, and an M.B.A in Marketing from Ryder University, N.J. He worked for seven years as a chemist at Rohm and Hass Co. in Philadelphia. He then worked for 30 years at Air Products & Chemicals in Allentown, Pa. Before retiring in 2004, Larry served as Global Business Manager and Director of Business Development for Air Products.
The Icemans retired to Smith Mountain Lake where Larry devoted himself to the community. He was president of the SML Lions from 2009-2010 while at the same time serving as president of the Smith Mountain Lake Association, and later, on the SML Board of Directors. Larry coordinated the Water Quality Monitoring Program as well as Lake Clean-up. He was truly a "Custodian of the Lake."
Larry received two prestigious awards: The Melvin Jones Fellow For Dedicated Humanitarian Services Lions Club International and the 2015 Melvin Johnson Community Service Award for Dedicated Service to the SML Community.
A world traveler, both for business and pleasure, Larry also believed that "every day at the Lake is vacation." He was an ardent boater, a gifted photographer, semi-successful fisherman, an accomplished sailor, and a fearless downhill skier. He loved his family including 30 plus years of Labrador Retrievers. Larry was a person worth knowing. Unforgettable. Unforgotten.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: The Iceman Family Scholarship Trust, Smith Mountain Lake Lions, P.O. Box 655, Hardy, VA 24101.
A tribute to Larry's exceptional life will take place at Conner-Bowman Funeral Home, 62 Virginia Marketplace Drive, Rocky Mount, Va. 24151 on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 11 a.m.