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No slowing down for George Larrimore

Gloucester native George Larrimore is still going strong at 77.

He stays involved in his mobile car-washing business and is very active in his church, maintaining the grounds, serving as chairman of the board of deacons, and singing in the choir.

He also likes to take on small projects, such as making baskets for shut-ins during holidays and taking flowers to the ladies at church. And he keeps his 1967 Plymouth two-door hardtop 383 in immaculate shape.

“I like to keep these bones moving,” he said.

All that activity is nothing new for Larrimore. He’s always been a go-getter. Fresh out of T.C. Walker High School in 1958, he joined the Army because he didn’t see any better opportunities for himself in Gloucester.

“A friend said ‘let’s go in the Army,’ and I said ‘okay,’” said Larrimore. 

They drove up to Richmond, Larrimore signed up, and he spent that night in Richmond. The next day he went straight to Fort Jack...

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