- February 17, 1948 - December 25, 2012
- Searcy, Arkansas
of Larry's Passing
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Memories & Candles
Larry was my favorite driver and a huge influence on me at an early age. I am truly sad at hearing his passing. When I was a teenager, my father was the track announcer and my mother was a lap judge at races in batesville and heber. I had a picture of Larry and I sitting on the number 25 that was one of my most treasured posessions. Unfortunately, it was lost in a house fire but Larry will always
Posted by: Roger Schnyer - Batesville, AR - Race Fan Feb 23, 2013
So sorry for your loss. Back in the 70's, I watched Larry race every weekend during the racing season at Garner, Heber Springs, Des Arc and Batesville. He was one of the very best. Later, when I had Jemme in 8th grade American History, he came and talked to my classes about his experiences in Vietnam.
Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Posted by: Jo Jones - Beebe, AR - Friend Jan 06, 2013
I'm sure Larry had many titles in life, but to me, he was a racing legend. Larry drove #25 'White Lightening' for my Uncle Billy Hattabaugh. Winning races, doing victory spin-outs, throwing bubble gum to the fans, and even giving kids rides in the race car, these things made Larry a larger than life figure to a lot of us. We will miss you Larry. Thanks for the memories.
Posted by: Rodney Hattabaugh - Searcy, AR - friend Jan 04, 2013
So sorry to hear of your loss, may your sweet, loving, happy memories, help you through...Roger,Carol,Boone and Brittney Hawkins
Posted by: Carol Hawkins - friend Jan 04, 2013
I raced cars with larry for along time, he was a very good racer and a real good man. I will miss him..Godspeed Larry,77xEI
Posted by: Gregg Herron - Little Rock, AR - friend Jan 01, 2013
My sincere condolences for your loss. Our family will pray for you during this difficult and emotional time. Please let me know if I can be of any help in the days/weeks to come.
Posted by: Justin Lawson - Searcy, AR - Friend Dec 31, 2012
I was saddened to hear of Larry's passing. A lot of my memories of the early 70's included Larry. He will be missed by all.
Posted by: Carlond Hammond - Jefferson City, MO - Friend Dec 31, 2012
I will never forget in '93 when Larry flew me over the Corvettes of Arkansas show at Berryhill Park so I could video and photograph that assembly. That photo is still in the National Corvette Museum and is one of my favorite memories of all time. He was one of a kind and a friend to all. I have told my wife about my friends there in Searcy and why I am always drawn home to there. Larry is a central character in those tales and his memory will continue to add to our lives.
Posted by: Robert Bush - Katy, TX - Friend Dec 31, 2012
Judy, Jemme, and Bryan, I am so sorry for your loss. Larry was a good friend for many years and I have many fond memories of him. He was quite a guy. God bless you all.
Posted by: MIKE WALKER - SEARCY, AR - FRIEND Dec 31, 2012
I was so sorry to hear about Larry. Please know you and your family are in my heart and prayers. I knew him from the Presbyterian Home in Monticello.
Posted by: Henrietta Flowers - Friend Dec 31, 2012