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Larry Edwin Burger, 70

Larry Edwin Burger, 70, of Jacksonville, Arkansas passed away on Saturday, August 14, 2021. He was born on August 22, 1950 in Hamilton, Ohio.

He is preceded in death by his parents Lawrence E. Burger and stepmother Pat Burger; mother Joann M Beaver and stepfather Don Beaver; stepbrother Jerry “Sparky” Beaver; brother Rick Burger; and his grandparents.

Larry is survived by his wife of forty years Nancy Burger; children Kristina James (Bret), Jeffery Burger (Cindy), and Brian Burger (Shannon); grandchildren Kylia Harrell, Jessica Burger and fiancé Ryan, Blake Spencer and fiancé Mariah, Sara Burger, Shaylee Spencer, Brooklyn Burger, Baylie Burger, and Taylor James; great grandchildren Makenzie Harrell, Marshal Harrell, Blakely Spencer, Charlotte Spencer, and Reese Girouex; siblings Peggy Kennedy, Gary Burger, Jay Beaver (Jackie), Tracy Beaver, Paul Burger (Jeri), and Winney Champenoy (Bill).

Larry was born in Hamilton, Ohio and moved to Omaha, Nebraska at the age of six months, where he lived until 1991 when he and his wife moved to Jacksonville, Arkansas. Larry was the proud owner of Poppas Pastry for seventeen years. He was an adamant sports enthusiast. He coached an elite 8th grade basketball team, The Gladiators, attended his sons sporting events, played softball, loved fishing with his daughter, golfing at Hickory Creek Golf Course, and was a member of the local Bass fishing club. He was an avid Husker fan, and went to most of the college world series games. He was a pillar of strength to his family and a loyal friend to many.

A funeral service will be held in Jacksonville, Arkansas on Saturday, August 21, 2021 at 6:00 PM, beginning with a visitation at 5:00 at A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076.

An additional funeral service will be held in Omaha, Nebraska at Forest Lawn Funeral Home on Friday, August 27, 2021, starting with visitation from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM followed by funeral service at 2:00 PM. Burial to immediately follow service at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the trusted direction of A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400.


  • Kristina James Posted August 18, 2021 10:59 AM

    My Dad, My Hero. I Love you more than words and already missing you Desperately already. You were an Amazing Daddy and poppa and also an Amazing Great Poppa

  • Jayne Spears Posted August 18, 2021 11:01 AM

    Nancy, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Butch Lecuona Posted August 18, 2021 11:35 AM

    To the Family of Larry Burger, We are so sorry for the loss of Butch. He was a good friend and “brother from another mother”. We had some good times and laughs over our 54 years of friendship. He will be missed but not forgotten. The Lecuona Family

    • Jessica Dibben Posted August 19, 2021 7:40 AM

      As a little girl I have so many memories inside of papas pastories and of fishing stories from both Larry and my grandpa who were long time friends. Larry’s laugh was indescribable, it lit up the room.
      Sending Love to the Burger Family, my prayers are with you

  • Peggy J Kennedy (Sister) Posted August 18, 2021 12:42 PM

    So very sorry for your loss. He was such a loving caring Person and a Great Big Brother to me . We will all miss him so much. He’s in Gods arms now and rejoicing❤

  • Frank & Sharon Bode Posted August 18, 2021 12:49 PM

    Nancy, So very sorry! Praying for you and your family.

  • Jeffrey and Peggy Whitledge Posted August 18, 2021 1:16 PM

    Nancy and family, we are so very sorry for your loss!

  • Ric Abernathy Posted August 18, 2021 1:38 PM

    Nancy and family, so sorry for your loss you are in my prayers and everyone at Abernathy company.

  • Pam Mantooth Posted August 18, 2021 1:40 PM

    Larry always had the best smile for everyone! He was a true gentlemen! Always kind and helpful to everyone. We were blessed to call him OUR friend, Our whole family loved him! Nancy, our prayers will be with you and your entire family during this difficult time!! Our Lord is Our Maker and I am so thankful that both you and Larry know Him. I will see you again my friend,

  • Robert Hogan Posted August 18, 2021 3:34 PM

    So sorry for your loss. Your family are in my prayers.

  • Barbara Sims Posted August 18, 2021 4:08 PM

    So sorry Nancy.

  • Jenny & Lew Engstrom Posted August 18, 2021 4:52 PM

    Such fun memories with Larry and Nancy. Always makes me smile. Love and prayers sent to all of you.

  • Lori Linhart Posted August 18, 2021 8:43 PM

    Nancy and family, I am so sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. Nancy, you took such good care of Larry for so long. You were both blessed to have each others for such a long time. Hopefully, Jimmy will find Larry and they can finally go fishing together. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Tonya VanBrocklin Posted August 18, 2021 10:17 PM

    My favorite boss ever. I enjoyed working for him for many years❤ R.I.L Larry. Prayers to his family🙏

  • Tracy Beaver Posted August 19, 2021 12:19 AM

    So sorry for your loss send prayers

  • Larry & Patti Johnson Posted August 19, 2021 9:50 AM

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Nancy and the whole family.

  • Bob Reutter Posted August 19, 2021 11:46 AM

    Thank you so much for the joy you brought me and so many others………….I’ll NEVER forget you, or our times together my Friend………..RIP.
    Nancy our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family…. I love you guys….

  • Jo Ann Reuting Posted August 19, 2021 2:00 PM

    May God be with you and your family. I am sorry for your loss. Will pray for you and your family.

  • Glenda Ashley Posted August 20, 2021 4:33 PM

    Nancy & all the family my heart was broken to get this sad news of Larry’s passing. There are not words to express
    my deepest condolences at this time.
    I will always remember Larry’s jovial sense
    of humor & smile.He will always be a special memory in my thoughts & mind.
    Gone but never forgotten RIP Larry

  • Douglas A Rawlins Posted August 21, 2021 5:50 PM

    Larry, you will be missed greatly dear cousin.

  • Larry “Wiggs” Weberg Posted August 23, 2021 7:10 AM

    I Saw this in the paper and said “Snowman “. Brought back a lot of great softball memories. Always smiling. Deepest sympathies to the family.

  • Mariann Posted August 23, 2021 8:16 AM

    So sorry for your loss you have my deepest condolences.

  • Hannelore Haley Posted August 25, 2021 2:06 PM

    Larry was my wonderful neighbor for many years. I will always remember our front porch conversations. Rest in peace, my friend!

  • Rose Pope Posted August 25, 2021 9:41 PM

    You were so loved and will be so missed. Rest in peace dear friend.

  • Marie, Kara, and Andrew Posted September 1, 2021 2:07 PM

    You will be SO greatly missed. You touched a heart of a little girl (and her family) and so many others. Words cannot express what a difference yo made.

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