Lawrence Hundley Dimmitt IV
Lawrence Hundley Dimmitt IV died at home in Clearwater, FL on August 24, 2017. He is survived by his loving parents, Genevieve Lykes Dimmitt and Lawrence Hundley Dimmitt III; his sisters, Mallory Lykes Dimmitt and husband, Bertram Templin Martin III, Elizabeth Lykes Dimmitt and fiancé, Piers Robert Davies, and Genevieve Lykes Dimmitt and partner, Toby Shepherd. He is also survived by many cousins, aunts, and uncles from both the Lykes and Dimmitt families. He graduated with a major in economics and minor in philosophy from Denison University, where he played football, and served as vice-president of the Sigma Phi Epsilon chapter. After graduating from a masters program at the National Automobile Dealers Association University in McLean, Va., where he studied dealership management, he went on to earn a Masters of Business Administration from University of Tampa, taking courses part-time while he ran his family business. Since 2010, Lawrence Dimmitt IV was an Operating Partner of Dimmitt Chevrolet, a dealership that has been in his family for four generations. After having served on the Lykes Bros. Inc. Fifth Generation Committee, Lawrence was elected to their Board of Directors in March of 2016. He was also currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Florida Automobile Dealers Association. He was a member of the Carlouel Yacht Club, and a devoted supporter of the Clearwater Marine Aquarium and numerous other causes.
Lawrence, who was a seventh-generation Floridian, with deep roots in both Tampa and Clearwater, was a natural athlete and an avid outdoorsman. He loved and was loved by his many friends and family members, who often joined him on the expeditions he planned, many of which included large fish and even larger boats. Lawrence Hundley Dimmitt IV was 32 years old. He will be forever missed. A memorial service was held at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 30 at The Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Clearwater, Fla. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to Clearwater For Youth or the Florida Wildlife Corridor.