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Lawrence “Larry” Charles Hickmott, age 67

Lawrence “Larry” Charles Hickmott, a man of many titles and even more jokes, has blown this popsicle stand for the last time. Born with a twinkle in his eye and a knack for sarcasm, Larry lived a life that would put most roller coasters to shame. Larry grew up in Michigan, lived young and wild in St. Louis Missouri, raised his kids in Camden, AR, spent a decade in Buffalo, NY, and ultimately retired to his spot on the pond in El Dorado, AR.

After proudly serving his country in the Marines, Larry took his no-nonsense attitude to working at Raytheon then General Dynamics.  When General Dynamics left South Arkansas, Larry became an expert car salesman. He could sell ice to an Eskimo and once convinced a customer that a minivan was the epitome of speed (and even owned a Geo Tracker himself).

Beyond his professional achievements, Larry had a heart that could rival the size of Texas.  If he ever met you, he considered you a friend. He cared about people in a way that made you feel like you’d known him for a lifetime, even if you’d just met. He’d lend an ear, a car, or a perfectly-timed one-liner whenever you needed it most and would often ask things like “what do you call a guy with no arms and no legs floating in a pool?”

Larry’s humor was legendary, and his sarcasm could cut through red tape like a hot knife through butter. If there’s a VIP section in the afterlife for wise-cracking souls, you can bet he’s there, holding court and cracking jokes. He was fond of Tuesdays and classic rock and claimed to be allergic to women. He lived life like every day was a Saturday and often found solace floating the Caddo River in Glenwood, Arkansas.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents George and Mildred Kethman, parents Deloress Raye and Charles Henry Hickmott and his stepfather George Christ, his sister Karen Snider, and brother Gene Hickmott. Larry is survived by his two children, Lee (Leia) Hickmott and Jessica (Clayton) Oyler, stepson, Joshua (Katie) Donovan, and more adopted children than you can count. He is also survived by six grandchildren: Haylee, Katelyn, Payton, and Tyler Oyler and Judd and Ella Hickmott. Larry is known affectionately to his favorite nieces and nephews as Sir Uncle Lar Lar and to his grandchildren as Grumpa.

In lieu of flowers, Larry would prefer that you raise a Bud Light or a glass of the finest peppermint schnapps you can find and toast to a life well-lived. A memorial service will be held in the Spring of 2024 floating the Caddo River in Glenwood, AR. Remember Larry with laughter, share stories of his antics, and keep a little bit of his wit alive in your hearts.

Rest easy, Larry. You’ve earned it. Bah humbug and Semper Fi.

Arrangements by A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400. Online guestbook available at


  • Kay Aldridge Posted November 28, 2023 10:25 AM

    My deepest sympathy to Larry’s family. He touched my life with his funny ways and his genuine caring. He was definitely a unique person and will be remembered and missed. May God comfort your hearts as only HE can.

  • Alan Hickmott Posted November 28, 2023 10:25 AM

    I love you, my brother, Larry I will never ever forget how much you’ve meant to me. I have always looked up to you. I know you’re one of the angels. Now I look forward to seeing you in heaven the Lord is my shepherd.

  • Wayne Cleveland Posted November 28, 2023 10:59 AM

    I worked at the the same dealership as Larry in Buffalo NY always enjoyed talking with him he was one of a kind for sure and will be missed by many my he rest in peace

  • Gary Joseph Glemboski Posted November 28, 2023 12:16 PM

    Served in VMA 331 with him. RIP Brother. “Fair Winds and Following Seas” SEMPER FI

  • Joe Hickmott Posted November 28, 2023 12:53 PM

    Larry, God called you home to soon. You were my big brother. You helped me in life a time or two. You always tried to keep me on the right path. Fly with angles bro. Rest in peace. Love ya. The Fat Man

  • Denise Murphy Posted November 28, 2023 1:51 PM

    I worked with Larry at the dealership and even though he was gruff we became friends. He loved his family thats for sure. As we lay my mom to rest today, I will include Larry and family in my prayers. May he rest in peace.

  • Jackie Hickmott Posted November 28, 2023 6:36 PM

    Larry, your son and daugter explained you to a T could not have done it better you were a very special person you need to rest in peace now you will never be forgotten all my love ..

  • Fred Miclon Posted November 28, 2023 8:47 PM

    Semper Fi fellow Bumblebee. An honor to have served with you.

  • Mary Wyland (Hickmott) Posted December 2, 2023 10:17 AM

    Larry was one of kind. And my kids and I have many memories of his visits or spending time at the beach. He was there when his nephew Alex lost his father Gene and stayed close from that moment on. His connection with his nephew was only strengthened by Larry’s loyalty and love. He will be missed but never forgotten. Jack, Lola and I are sending much love to everyone who loved and is missing Larry.

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