Obituary- Larry Horn (1947-2020)


Larry Ray Horn of Waldron, Arkansas, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Sunday, August 9, 2020, in Waldron with his loving family by his side. Larry was born, February 27, 1947 in Waldron, Arkansas, to Ule Horn and Gean (Lawson) Horn. He was 73 years old.

Larry enjoyed a simple yet full life. He was a loving family man that treasured time with his beloved wife and children and had a great appreciation for God’s creation. He taught his children the value of an honest days’ work and how to see the beauty in the little things. His life was a testament to strong work ethic and faithfulness. Larry was a true man of his word.

After working for the US Forest Service for 33 years, he then retired to his farm and built a cattle operation, raised chickens and baled hay. Larry was a grateful and responsible steward over anything in his care. He loved the outdoors and wanted to share his passion with his friends and family. As an avid hunter and an impressive marksman, Larry has made many wonderful memories with his loved ones in the woods, deer and turkey hunting all over the country. And some of his very best days were spent hunting with his Kansas Family.

Larry was blessed with six beautiful granddaughters, and they were his true pride and joy. He loved spending time with them and sharing his stories and outdoor adventures. From checking cows with his girls on his side by side, to perched together in a tree-stand at dawn, Larry’s heart was full when his granddaughters were near. His girls will think of him every time they watch an old western movie or see a tractor out in a beautiful hay pasture. They will remember their Papa all of their days.

Larry will be remembered for his generous heart and helping hand. He was always there to help out a neighbor or friend. His mechanical knowledge and equipment have been shared with many people and he never allowed anyone in his presence to go without. His wisdom, protection and good advice will be missed and treasured by all of us that had the honor of receiving it.

Whether he was traveling with Shawna or hunting with Brian, Larry was never happier than when his family was around him. His granddaughters where the sunshine in his world. And his farm home was a beautiful gathering place and refuge for his family to come home and be loved, fed, and comforted.

His legacy will be that of an honored father and grandfather, a true lover of nature and a man that shared this love of the land and livestock. He taught us all to appreciate what God has given us with a thankful heart.

Larry leaves behind to cherish his memory, one daughter, Shawna Davis and husband John of Dardanelle, Arkansas and one son, Brian Horn and wife Misty of Waldron, Arkansas. Papa will forever remain in the hearts of his six granddaughters: Kayla Horn, Courtney Gilkey, Brittnee Horn, Taylor Horn, Addison Davis and Harlie Davis. Larry is also survived by his siblings: Denise Nutley and husband Tim, Randy Horn and Paula, Darrell Horn all of Waldron, Arkansas and Carrol Ison and husband Preston of Greenwood, Arkansas. Larry will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives he impacted including a host of extended family, friends, hunting buddies, and loves ones he held dear to his heart.

Larry was preceded in death by his adoring wife of 50 years, Deloras, and his parents, Ule and Gean.

Larry’s life celebration will be at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 12, 2020, at Duncan Cemetery pavilion with Bro. Mark Ward officiating. Interment will follow. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

Larry’s pallbearers will be David Harrison, Steven Black, Dereck Sehorn, Kyle Metcalf, Brian Jones and Wes English. Honorary pallbearers will be Forest Service coworkers and his hunting buddies.

Larry’s visitation will be Tuesday, August 11, 2020, from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel.

During these trying and difficult times, we must follow the guidelines we have been given to do our part to stop the spread of the Coronavirus. Family and friends are welcome to attend the service but everyone must wear a mask and maintain a social distance of 6 feet apart. 

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

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