FRANKLIN, Tennessee — Lawrence Robert “Larry” Sullivan passed away Jan. 8, 2022, at Claiborne and Hughes Hospice Facility in Franklin.

Larry was born March 3, 1942, in Vincennes, Indiana, the son of John and Mamie (Williams) Sullivan.

Larry was a veteran of the United States Army and a Chicago Cubs fan. He was well known for his leadership of vocals and guitar with the country band Wild Country. Along with his brother, Jerry, they shared the love of their unique country-rock sound in the 1960-80s. They performed for many years in Nashville and opened to country legends, such as George Jones, Dottie West, Jack Greene, Kenny Price (“Hee-Haw”), and Bobby Bare, who recorded a song written by Larry. They traveled and played shows with Fats Domino, Chubby Checker, Jerry Lee Lewis and many more. His son, Michael, accompanied them during the later years, and they entertained places in Florida. Later in retirement he still shared his love of country western music in night clubs and restaurants in the Nashville area.

Survivors include sons, Michael Sullivan (Lisa) of Fort Pierce, Florida, Robert Sullivan (Jennifer) of Emison, Indiana, and Merle Sullivan of Lyles; daughters, Stacey Coulter (Robert) of Washington, Indiana, Dana Sweeten (Michael) of Emison; brothers, Jerry Sullivan (Dolly) of Tennessee, Burch Sullivan (Denise) Vincennes; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews.

Larry is preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Lana Joy Meuser; and second wife, Nannette Smith; three brothers; and three sisters.

A memorial service will be held on March 5 at the Hazleton Community Center in Hazleton, Indiana.

The family ask that memorial contributions be made to: Claiborne and Hughes Hospice Health Center, 200 Strahl St., Franklin, TN, 37064.