Larry is from Alabama. He retired as a supervisor for Bellsouth in 1997 and Averitt Trucking in 2010. His interest in rocks started from watching a show on gem mining in North Carolina. Larry joined the Alabama Mineral and Lapidary Society (AMLS) in 2007. His first experience with cabbing was with AMLS member Steve Adams. In 2009 he started taking classes at William Holland. Larry has taken classes in cabochon I and II, opal I, casting, silver I and silver II. He uses a technique taught to him by a fellow AMLS member to put silver around his cabochons and does presentations to lapidary clubs on this technique. He sells his jewelry at juried arts and crafts festivals in Alabama, Georgia, Pennsylvania and South Carolina.