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Larry James Morrow, 74

Larry James Morrow of Mabelvale, Arkansas passed to his eternal rest on January 25, 2021 at his home and was welcomed on “that other shore” by those loved ones who preceded him there.  Larry was born July 13, 1946 to James Wilfred and Betty Frances Wright Morrow in Morrilton, Arkansas, the oldest of three sons.

He was a 1964 grad of Mabelvale High School, received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and spent the majority of his career in the electrical/mechanical trades.  Larry loved the serenity of watching the wildlife that visited his cabin on his beloved Tucker Mountain, and they felt the peace of a sanctuary, knowing they were out of harm’s way when on his property.  Under his brother Dennis’ “tutelage” he was well into planning his second spring garden — destined to be bigger and better than the one the year before — and proudly accepted the well-earned monikers “Mater Master” and “Pickle Pro” as a result of the outstanding success of his first canning venture. (As an “ex-officio” member of his wife’s college football pool, he also delighted in beating her with his rapid-fire picks, while she had spent hours laboring over hers!)

Larry is survived by his wife of 54 years, Janis Morehart Morrow; a daughter of whom he was extremely proud, Lara Catherine Morrow of Portland, Oregon; his parents — James and Betty Morrow of Tucker Mountain (Solgohachia, Arkansas); two brothers — Dennis and his wife Sarah of Arkadelphia, Arkansas and Kevin and his wife Penny of Center Ridge, Arkansas; a brother-in-law, Richard (Dick) Morehart and his wife Virginia of Fairhope, Alabama; and a dear, lifelong friend, Don Van Bibber of Tucker Mountain.

There will be no formal service as Larry’s desire was to be cremated and his ashes spread at a future date on his beloved Tucker Mountain with family and close friends in attendance. The family welcomes memorial messages.

Arrangements entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400.


  • Vernon Red Jr Posted January 28, 2021 9:25 AM

    Jim and Betty So sorry for your loss and will be praying for you both. Jim- miss you at BSF.

  • Jannie Alice Mason Posted January 28, 2021 11:36 AM

    I love you, Janis, and I am lifting you and Lara up in prayer. I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved Larry. Call anytime. Anytime. For anything. Anything. Hugs to you.

  • Lynda Keel Posted January 28, 2021 2:27 PM

    My thoughts and prayers will be with you as you journey through life. I know you can write a book with 54 years off memories. Though they won’t bring him back, I hope the memories ease the pain.

  • Brad Posted January 28, 2021 4:56 PM

    Love to you sweet friend. So shocked to have heard this news the other night. Will miss Larry’s input on the football pool, but more his generous laughter he gave so easily. Know that the Heifner’s (all the Heifner’s) are and will be praying for you and Lara and the rest of the family and great friends that were close and dear. I’ll be calling in days ahead to check in, but in the meantime call if you need anything.

  • Jeff Huntsman Posted January 28, 2021 5:06 PM

    Worked with Larry at SMF and Machine Tools. He will be missed, you guys are in our prayers.

  • Marilyn Lane Lee Posted January 28, 2021 6:28 PM

    So sorry to learn of Larry’s death. Will keep you in prayer as you face the challenges ahead

  • Donna Taylor Posted January 28, 2021 9:16 PM

    So sorry for your loss.

  • Tom & Charlotte Gilliam Posted January 29, 2021 12:46 AM

    So sorry for your loss. Fifty plus years is a lot of memories to carry you through this difficult time.

  • Bob & Joy Marble Posted January 30, 2021 6:36 AM

    Janis & Lara, we are deeply sorry for your loss, and our prayer for you is that you may find refuge and strength to help you through your sorrow, and may God’s mercy grant you peace to lighten each tomorrow. Blessings,

  • Ed & Nancy Wright Posted January 30, 2021 6:42 PM

    We will surely miss Larry, he was a light in our family and we send our sincere sympathies, prayers and thoughts to his family. Betty & Wif, we love you all, Janis, we love you too, and Lara also!

  • Raymon Young Posted January 30, 2021 7:57 PM

    Larry was a natural leader. He was always chosen to be the quarterback in PE. He always had a smile on his face. I know he will be sorely missed.

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