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Larry Allen Lein

Larry Allen Lein, 75, of Shady, Arkansas, passed away on March 2, 2024. He was born November 10, 1948, to Fred Lein and Ruth Lein in Shady, Arkansas. He was a jack-of-all-trades kind of man, but most of his life he was a carpenter. He was the type of person who would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it. He loved to be in the outdoors especially hunting, hunting with his sister and close friends, fishing, and making people laugh with his jokes and pranks.

Larry is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 26 years, Shirley Lein, his daughter, Laura Mattson of Florida, stepdaughter, Crystal Roberts of California, stepson Bruce Calvery and wife Cheryl of Oregon, his sisters, Patsy Lein of Shady, Arkansas, Carol and husband Tom Sipes of Little Rock, Arkansas, and Debbie Kveum of Little Rock, Arkansas, his grandchildren, Kyle Wallingsford of California, Samantha Mattson of Florida, and Zachery Mattson of Arkansas. He is also survived by his two best friends who were more like family, Jimmy and Jean Lawrence, and Johnny Payne, along with many other family and friends.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2024, at New Hope Baptist Church in Shady, Arkansas at 1:00 pm with Brother Danny Minton to officiate. Inurnment will be at Shady Cemetery. Cremation is under the direction of Beasley Wood Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family asks donations to be made to St. Jude’s Childrens’ Hospital, or any other charity of your choosing.

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