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Larry Lawayne Stricklin

larry-stricklin-1Larry Lawayne Stricklin, age 65, of Hatfield, Arkansas went to meet his Savior, Wednesday, December 14, 2016 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas.

Larry was born in Mena, Arkansas on June 16, 1951 to the late Omen and Wanda Jean Stricklin. He was married to Ramona “Mona” Willis for 28 years and was a man of all trades. Larry was a genuine character, he never met a stranger, talking and telling stories to everyone he met. He was a wheeler and dealer, an avid collector of junk, and there wasn’t much he wouldn’t buy or sell. Larry loved watching his old westerns, giving out pocketknives, playing spades, cooking and Facebooking. Larry proudly served as Mayor of Hatfield for 16 years. Most of all Larry had a deep love for his family, friends, and grandchildren. He was a loving and caring husband, son, dad, papa, bub, and friend to all who knew him. He will be dearly missed.

He is survived by wife, Ramona “Mona” Stricklin, of the home; sons, Beau Stricklin and wife Laurel of Dublin, California, David Willis and companion Katherine Hardaway of Pickens, Oklahoma; daughters, Tonya Thacker and husband Ron of Mena, Arkansas, Toni Stricklin Gay and husband Brad of Washington, Oklahoma, Tasha Stricklin and Charles Strickland of Little Rock, Arkansas; grandchildren, Brittanie Dayle Willis of Mena, Arkansas, Paris, Elvis, Tucker, and Sailor Stricklin of Dublin, California, Tateli, Taylor and Ty Thacker of Mena, Arkansas, Ashleigh and Alexis Gay of Washington, Oklahoma; brother, Garry Dale Stricklin and wife Donna of Mena, Arkansas, niece, Terah Stricklin of Mena, Arkansas; and a host of special friends too numerous to mention.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Omen and Wanda Stricklin, and nephew, Garreth Stricklin.

Funeral service will be Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Hatfield School Auditorium. Interment will follow in the Six Mile Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Family and friends visitation will be Friday, December 16, 2016, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Beasley Wood.

Pallbearers will be Mike Oglesby, Ray Cathey, Gerry Rose, Terry Keener, Ken Miller, and Jeremy Owens.

Honorary pallbearer is Terry Lunsford.

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