Larry Owen Church, 64, Fort Scott, Kan., passed away on Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, at Mercy Hospital, Fort Scott, Kan., following a lengthy illness. He was born on Sept. 19, 1946, in Nevada, to Clifford Owen Church and Hazel Angeline Durossette Church.
Larry was born in Nevada, but spent much of his youth in Little Rock, Ark. He served in the U.S. Navy and lived at a variety of locales during his adult life. He made his living as a truck driver.
Survivors include two sons, Ace Church, Hephzibah, Ga., and Tom Church, Jacksonville, Ark.; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; mother, Hazel Church, Beebe, Ark.; two sisters, Linda Robertson, Cabot, Ark., and Marlene Stewart, Callahan, Fla.; one aunt, Helen Webb, North Little Rock, Ark.; and one uncle, Billy Durossette, Fort Scott, Kan. He was preceded in death by his father; one sister, Margaret Elaine Dean, Jacksonville, Ark., and one brother, Clifford Lee Church, Cabot, Ark.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Jan. 28, at Moore Cemetery, Nevada, under the direction of Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.
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