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Laurence "Larry" McConway Scoville, Jr.

Laurence "Larry" McConway Scoville, Jr.
  • September 24, 1936 - February 27, 2022
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • In lieu of flowers and in honor of Larry, memorial donations may be made to:
  • James Island Outreach
    1872 C Camp Rd.
    James Island, SC 29412

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“To Lynn and family. Our community here in Grand Bend will miss Larry greatly not only for his generous smile but also his time honoured tradition of...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Jamie Colliver Grand Bend Ontario

“Dear Lynn and Evie,I am so sorry to hear about Larry. He is one of the good guys and will be missed.Love,Phyllis Snow ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Phyllis Snow - Farmington Hills, MI

“Memories for Lynn: Dearest Lynn, I am thinking of you and Larry with such emotion just now -- with all the love and laughter we shared and,...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Joan LeGro Bushnell - Friend

“Dear LynnAs a young attorney I had a case against the salt mine beneath Detroit suburbs and had a memorable time with Larry on the opposite side. He...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Charles Murphy - Bloomfield Hills, MI

“Dear Lynn,We were so sorry to hear of Larry's passing. We were privileged to know you both. We'll think of him every day in our home on your lot.Love...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Barbara Albon - Dataw Island, SC

“Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. We enjoyed the company of your parents at our favourite meeting place!! There are lots of great...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Erryn Shephard - Friend

“We will all miss Mr.Scoville's smiling face when we were lucky enough to serve and visit with him every year. He was so much more than just another...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Erryn Shephard - Grand bend


Laurence "Larry" McConway Scoville, Jr., age 85, passed away peacefully after a battle with cancer on Sunday February 27, 2022 at Bishop Gadsden in Charleston, SC. He was born September 24, 1936 in Brunswick, GA to Laurence McConway Scoville and Mary Williams Scoville and moved to Grosse Pointe, MI when he was a child. He was a 1958 graduate of Dartmouth College where he rowed crew and University of Michigan Law School 1961. On August 20, 1960 he married his true love, Lynn Johnston in Grosse Pointe, MI. He served in the Air Force Reserves out of Selfridge AFB, MI from 1961 - 1967.

He was an attorney at Clark Klein and Beaumont (which ultimately became Clark Hill) his entire career eventually becoming the Managing Partner of the firm. Larry was a contributor to his communities serving as the Director of the Detroit Bar Association, President of The Detroit Club, Director of the Detroit Economic Club, and Director of The Detroit Legal News. He and Lynn loved going to the theater together. Larry served on the Stratford Festival of America Board from 1998 - 2006 and helped to create the Michigan Members Association.

Larry enjoyed being active. Every fall he spent time bird hunting with his family and friends in the northern woods of Michigan and in the quail fields of South Carolina. He enjoyed tennis, golf and croquet. One of his favorite places was at the family cottage in Grand Bend, Ontario, CAN.

Larry was dedicated to his family and beamed when he could be together with Lynn and all of their children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Lynn Johnston Scoville; their children: Evelyn Mary Scoville of Boston, MA, Laurence McConway Scoville, III and his wife Lynne Connor Scoville of Ann Arbor, MI, Robert Johnston Scoville and his wife Sarah Allen Scoville of Bedford, MA and their six beloved grandchildren: Louise Evelyn Scoville, Katherine Davis Scoville, Laura Grace Scoville, Andrew Johnston Scoville, Lucy Allen Scoville, and Evelyn Amabel Scoville. He was predeceased by his brother, Michael Williams Scoville.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on March 5, 2022 at the Chapel at Bishop Gadsden, 1 Bishop Gadsden Way, Charleston, SC 29412, with a reception at Bishop Gadsden immediately after the service.

In lieu of flowers and in honor of Larry, memorial donations may be made to the Stratford Festival https://www.stratfordfestival.ca/SupportUs/CommemorativeGifts or by calling 519.271.4040 x2275 or to James Island Outreach 1860 Camp Road, Charleston, SC 29412 https://jioutreach.networkforgood.com/projects/113182-donate-to-james-island-outreach.

The family is especially grateful to the staff at the Read Cloister Skilled Nursing facility of Bishop Gadsden along with Lutheran Hospice who helped make Larry's final months and weeks as comfortable as possible.