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Larry Ray Smith
Little Rock Central
Class of 1962
LARRY RAY SMITH, born March 24, 1944, Little Rock, Arkansas, departed this life July 3, 2020.
Preceded in death by parents, Gladys and Willie Eugene (Bill) Smith of Little Rock; son, Stephen Ray Smith of Fayetteville; and brother, Randy Smith of Greenbrier, Arkansas.
Larry attended Little Rock public schools and was a 1962 graduate of Little Rock Central High School. Larry was a graduate of the University of Arkansas School of Architecture.
His freshman year at the UofA, he was a resident of Razorback Hall, designated by the University Yearbook Staff as the largest fraternity on campus. This group gave established fraternities competition for choice seats at rallys, joining in competition for house decorations at Homecoming
Upon graduation, he worked for Warren Seagraves in Fayetteville as well as the team of E. Faye Jones, nationally recognized for his works such as Thorncrown Chapel. Larry established his own architecture business and worked for many years in partnership with Carl Russell.
In 1991, Larry became a staff architect in the University of Arkansas Facilities Department where he practiced for almost 30 years until his passing.
Larry is survived by two grandchildren, Katlyn Baker (Ryan) of Prairie Grove and Nicholas Ray Smith and fiancée, Emilie
Hotchkiss of Fayetteville; two great-grandchildren, Declan Duane Baker and Lexi Rae Baker of Prairie Grove. Larry is also survived by sisters, Wanda Gerke (Joe) of Little Rock and Tina Johnston (John) of Bryant; his uncle, Gary French (Regina) of Maumelle who was more like a brother; and sister-in-law, Frankie Smith. Surviving nephews are Matthew (Angela) and Robert (Brittany) Gerke of Little Rock, Jeremy Johnston (Brittany) of Jacksonville, Brandon Johnston of Stuttgart and Daniel Smith (Amy) of Maumelle; and one niece, Amy Temple (Dave) of Malawi, Africa.
Larry was an avid University of Arkansas sports fan and was privileged to be a member of the STAT (keeper of statistics) crew for the Arkansas Razorback football and basketball teams for nearly 40 years as well as serving at times on the track STAT crew.
Graveside services for Larry will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at the Baptist Ford Cemetery, Greenland, Ark. The family respectfully asks that you observe social distancing protocol and masks during close contact.
There is no scheduled visitation.
Condolences at
Published July 6, 2020
Beards Funeral Chapel
855 S. Happy Hollow Road, Fayetteville, AR

Larry Ray Smith

Fayetteville, AR, 1944 - 2020
James Edward
“Jimmy” Sandusky
Little Rock Central
Class of 1962
JAMES EDWARD “JIMMY” SANDUSKY. JR. of Bigelow returned to his heavenly home on August 5, 2020, in Little Rock, AR at the age of 75. He was a member of the Little Rock Central High School Class of 1962.
Jimmy is survived by niece, Stacey M. Benegar (Ted); brother-in-law, Norman Ansbach; and sister, Joanne Mack. He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 54 years, Marilyn L. Sandusky; parents, James E. Sandusky, Sr., and Minnice M. Sandusky; sisters-in-law, Joyce Johnson and Janice R. Ansbach; and nephew, James L. Bushart, Jr.
Jimmy was a successful and a respected business man known for his honesty and loyalty. He was an accomplished knife maker and made many cherished knives for friends and family. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and
canoe and was an adventurer and loved to travel. He was a member of the Arbor Day Foundation.
A visitation memorial service was scheduled from 2-4 p.m., Saturday, August 22, at Roller-Chenal Funeral Home. Memorials can be made to Immanuel Baptist Church, 501 N. Shackleford, Little Rock, Ark., 72211.
We are complying with the Arkansas Department of Health guidelines and limiting indoor funeral and visitation attendance to 50 people at one time. All attendees must provide and wear their own masks before entering. Online guestbook:
Published August 19, 2020
Roller-Chenal Funeral Home
13801 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock
Phone: 501-224-8300

James Edward “Jimmy” Sandusky

Bigelow, Arkansas
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