Larry W. Womble

Larry Wayne Womble[1] (June 6, 1941 – May 14, 2020) was a Democratic member of the North Carolina General Assembly representing the state's seventy-first House district, including constituents in Forsyth County. A retired educator from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Womble served nine terms in the state House.[2] After sustaining injuries in a car crash, he announced in 2012 that he would not run for another term.[3]

Larry W. Womble
Member of the North Carolina House of Representatives
from the 71st district
In office
Personal details
Larry Wayne Womble

(1941-06-06)June 6, 1941
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
DiedMay 14, 2020(2020-05-14) (aged 78)
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materWinston-Salem State University, University of North Carolina - Greensboro, Appalachian State University

Womble was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina to the late Owen Luchion and Dorothy Gwyn Womble and attended Forsyth County public schools. He earned a B.S. degree in Education at Winston-Salem State University in 1963, and then attended the University of North Carolina - Greensboro where he earned a Master of Education degree in Administration (and a Principal's Certificate) in 1977. He later earned an Ed.S. in Administration and an Advanced Principal's Certificate from Appalachian State University in 1979.[4]

Womble launched his political career at the age of 40, with his election to the Winston-Salem Board of Aldermen. He served on the Board until 1993, and was elected to the North Carolina General Assembly in 1995.[5]

He died at his home in Winston-Salem on May 14, 2020, aged 78, after a period of declining health.[6]


  1. ^ 2005-2006 Legislative Commissions Non-Standing Committees Interim Studies
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  3. ^ News & Observer: Womble won't run, Parmon bids for Senate seat Archived 2012-08-19 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-11. Retrieved 2009-11-07.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  6. ^ Larry Womble, racial justice advocate, former state lawmaker dies at 78