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Larry Verlon Dugan

Mr. Larry Verlon Dugan, age 73, passed away Monday, August 7, 2023, in Mena, Arkansas. He was born October 2, 1949, in Mena, Arkansas, to the late John Lester Dugan and Helen Francis (Beasley) Dugan.

Mr. Dugan was a proud veteran of the United States Army, bravely serving in the Vietnam War as a dog handler. He worked as maintenance at US Motors after his discharge from the military. He was known as an outdoorsman, loving to go fishing and hunting. Larry was also a fan of the Arkansas Razorbacks, and could often be found at the Skyline Café for breakfast followed by the Branding Iron for lunch.

Mr. Dugan is preceded in death by his parents, John Lester Dugan and Helen Franceis (Beasley) Dugan; maternal grandparents; O.V. Beasley and Lela Beasley; paternal grandparents, Frank and Josephine Dugan.

He is survived by his daughter, Lori Matejek and husband Jeff; grandchildren, Dylan Matejek and wife Kaylin, Lorin Matejek; great-grandchild, Maren Matejek; sisters, Belinda McKee and husband Johnnie, Brenda Parker and husband Rodney; nephews, Jason McKee, Murphy Parker and wife Lynn; special cousin, Duane Richmond; as well as a host of other family and friends too numerous to mention.

Services for Mr. Larry Verlon Dugan will be held Friday, August 11, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. at the Beasley-Wood Chapel in Mena, Arkansas. Brother Donnie Jewell will be officiating under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Interment will follow at the Fort Smith National Cemetery in Fort Smith, Arkansas at 1:00 p.m.

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