Larry McMellon

Mr. Larry Dale McMellon,age 74 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, August 31, 2021 in Little Rock.

He was born January 14, 1947, in Mena, Arkansas to the late James Clarence “J.C.” McMellon and the late Helen White McMellon.

Larry was a cattle rancher for many years and after 33 years, retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone. After retirement he worked in construction for a short time and then worked as a volunteer at the Mena Depot Center. There was not a greater Ambassador of Mena than him and he loved sharing the history of this area with visitors to the museum at the Depot. Larry had lots of stories he shared about playing football and basketball for the Mena Bearcats and kept in touch and loved his classmates like family. He was passionate about hunting and enjoyed teaching his son and then his grandsons the sportsmanship of deer and turkey hunting at the family deer camp in Howard County, a place that he truly loved.

Most of the time you couldn’t see it (he wanted it that way) but he had a soft heart for people down on their luck, he would give you the shirt off his back if he thought you needed it. He loved feeding stray cats, birds and just about had the deer eating corn out of his hand in the back yard. He had a green thumb and loved gardening and would grow vegetables and give most of the bounty away! Above all, his grandsons were his pride and joy and will forever be his legacy. He was a great man who will be missed by all that knew him.

He is survived by the love of his life, Vicki Agee; his son Rob McMellon and his wife Amanda; his grandsons Cole and Dax McMellon; his nephews, Brandon McMellon and wife Stephanie, Jeremy McMellon and Adam McMellon and wife Stephanie; his sister-in-law, Janet Moran and husband Kelsey, and a host of friends too great to mention.

He was preceded in death by his parents, J.C. and Helen McMellon, his brother Kenny McMellon and his baby sister Joyce McMellon.

Graveside services will be Saturday, September 4, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. at Pinecrest Memorial Park with Brother Donnie Jewell officiating. Visitation will be general. Arrangements are under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home.

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