Larry (Laurence) Enlow passed from this world on September 11, 2021, due to complications of breakthrough Covid, even though he was fully vaccinated.
Larry was born and raised in Atlanta, GA to Laurence and Carolyn (Hardy) Enlow. He had two younger brothers, “Buddy” (William H, deceased) and David (Janice). He attended Grady High School in Atlanta and briefly played basketball for Georgia Tech before going on to live off the land and work at New Leaf Book Distributors. His passions were music, dance, golf, community, working in the yard. He was a Morris Dancer, a contra dancer, a Cajun/Zydeco dancer, and more. He played a little hammered dulcimer, mandolin, ukulele, guitar, bass, and percussion, but his greatest love was the Cajun accordion.
With Maureen Kilroy, his wife of 38 years, he enjoyed dancing, playing music, festivals, travel, friends. He was a member of Nobody’s Business contra dance band and the leader of Atlanta Swamp Opera and Gulfport Swamp Opera. Having fallen in love with Gulfport, Florida in the late 1990s, Larry and Maureen moved to Gulfport around 2009.
Larry loved Gulfport and supporting its artists and musicians, both personally and through the non-profit Enroy Foundation, Inc. What was he like? Mischievous, silly, charismatic, generous to a fault, expansive, a profound believer in social justice and non-violence, a great hugger, an encourager, the least sexist man you could ever meet, more of an intellectual than he appeared, occasionally testy and curmudgeonly. He loved celebrating every occasion with champagne, and sometimes his killer margaritas. Over the last eight years, while Maureen’s paralysis changed their lives, Larry channeled his energy not only into caring for her but also into creating a beautiful green space for backyard concerts and other gatherings, with the works of local visual artists around the grounds.
His light will be very much missed.