Lawrence Samuel "Larry" Lofquest

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Lawrence Samuel "Larry" Lofquest, 62, Nevada, passed from this life on Tuesday, Dec. 20, at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin. Larry was born on May 14, 1954, in Nevada, to Samuel Lawrence and Betty Bell (Montgomery) Loftquest.

Larry was raised in Nevada and graduated from Nevada High School in 1972. He worked for K-W Harvester for a time before going to work for Crane Plumbing in Nevada in 1978. He continued to work there until his retirement due to disability. Larry enjoyed NASCAR racing, watching sports on T.V. and especially loved spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include one daughter, Stephanie Otter and her husband Corey, Richards; one son, Aaron Lofquest, Nevada; grandsons, Braxton Otter and Brady Otter, both of Nevada; three sisters, Linda Sims and her husband Ed, Nevada, Doris Marsh, Nevada, Karen Davis, Nevada; his girlfriend, Tammy Henderson, Nevada, and her children and grandchildren that called him "Papa" Larry. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 23, at Newton Burial Park in Nevada. The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. on Thursday evening at the funeral home.

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