He retired as first mate from the tow boat industry, and he was a veteran of the United States Navy.
He is survived by his wife, Amye (Parks) LaVerdi of Benton; two brothers, Edward LaVerdi and Randy Laverdi, both of Benton; his nieces and nephews, Amanda Fox of Murray, Sean McGuire of Paris, Tenn., Shanae Averitt of Fort Campbell, Lindsay Walker of Calvert City, Gracie Steffen of Calvert City, Megan LaVerdi, Adam LaVerdi, Hannah LaVerdi, Nicole Vinson, Jacob Vinson, and Ashlea Vinson all of Benton; his great niece, Madison Fox of Murray.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph G. LaVerdi and Bessie (Reczka) LaVerdi.
Private graveside services were held in the Benton Cemetery.
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