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Larry F. Hooper

Larry F. Hooper age 77, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Monday, February 19, 2018 in Mena.

Larry was born in Eagleton, Arkansas on September 15, 1940 to the late Frank Hooper and Lu Vada Bates Hooper. He was lovingly married to Betty Crowley Hooper for 58 years.  Larry proudly served his country in the United States Army. He retired from U. S. Motors after 30 years. Larry loved being outside in nature going hunting and fishing with family and friends. He enjoyed volunteering and was also a member of CMA. Larry was deeply rooted in his faith and more than anything loved his family. He was a loving and kind husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend to all. He will be dearly missed.

He is survived by his wife Betty Hoper of Mena, Arkansas; a son Buddy Hooper and wife Becky of Mena, Arkansas; daughter Linda Dow of Mena, Arkansas; grandchildren Brandon Dow of Rogers, Arkansas, Justin Dow and wife Stephanie of Bentonville, Arkansas, Steven Hooper and wife Kadance of Enterprise, Alabama, Kristen Hooper of Mena, Arkansas; Great-Grandchildren Paxton and Hollister; Half-brothers Trent Hooper of Coalburn, Colorado, Boyd Hooper or Rifle, Colorado; Sister Shirley June Jayne and husband Les of Sheridan, Wyoming; Half-sister Carole Fraiser of Palisade, Colorado.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Lu Vada Hooper and a granddaughter, Shawna Crider.

Funeral service will be Friday, February 23, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. The Crossing with Brother Victor Rowell officiating under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Family and friend’s visitation will be Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Beasley Wood.

Pallbearers will be Bill Davis, Jay Gisclair, Ken Borden, Jerry Ralls, Larry Dunaway, and Jimmy Martin.

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