The College Hill Neighborhood Association extends its condolences to the family of our former neighbor Larry Horn, who died Sunday at Wesley Long Hospital. He was 70 years old. Larry and his wife, Judy, owned and operated the Troy-Bumpas Inn Bed and Breakfast on South Mendenhall Street from 2011 to 2016. They were friends of many College Hill residents and were active and engaged members of the neighborhood.
Larry was born in Brainerd, Minnesota, and grew up in Chicago. He received a B.S. degree in biology at Northwestern University in Evanston. Larry worked in environmental testing and remediation services in Chicago. He also drove teams of draft horses on hay rides and sleigh rides at the Danada Equestrian Center in Wheaton, Illinois, initially as a volunteer and later as an employee.
In recent years, Larry and Judy lived in the Lake Daniel neighborhood. Larry volunteered at Guilford Courthouse Military Park and the Steven Tanger Center for Performing Arts. He performed in plays with the Community Theatre of Greensboro and other local groups and was a member of the Greensboro Tarheel Chorus, a chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.
He also put his acting skills to use as a “standardized patient” for simulation-based learning at the UNCG School of Nursing and at Elon University and High Point University. “Larry Horn was a great actor for the UNC Greensboro School of Nursing,” the school posted on its Facebook page. “He genuinely cared about helping students while playing a patient during various simulations over the years. … The School of Nursing will miss him and is forever grateful for him sharing his talents with us.”
Celebrations of Larry’s life will be held in Greensboro and the Chicago area in the spring. Click here for a full obituary.