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Larry Ray Studard

Larry Ray Studard, 71, of Russellville passed away, Wednesday, September 9, 2020.  He was born August 4, 1949 in Houston, TX to John R. and Thelma L. Studard.

Larry was a heating and air conditioning contractor in Russellville for 30 years.  He was a United States Air Force Veteran of the Vietnam War.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his maternal and paternal grandparents.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Dorthy L. Studard; his sister, Sharon Boswell and husband Belvin of Pasadena, TX; nephews, Paul Boswell, Kemah, TX, Kevin Boswell and husband Phillip Archer, San Franciso, CA; two great nieces and one great nephew.  Larry will be missed by all of his friends and other family.

To celebrate Larry's life, the family will receive friends for a memorial visitation, 3-5pm, Saturday, September 19, 2020 at Russellville Family Funeral.  

Online guestbook and obituary are available at www.russellvillefamilyfuneral.com.
Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Russellville Family Funeral.  

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Russellville Animal Shelter, 3115 Mobile Ave, Russellville, AR 72802.

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He left like a tumble weed
rushes across dusty fields,
following the Old Chisholm
Trail. John Wayne saluted
him westward, signaling a
better camp. A thicket of
clouds fences our routine.
Somehow, Texas had kept
a double helpin of its sky
under his brow. Come high
noon, those eyes no longer
shared his blue know how.
We will miss him from the
comfort of our temperate
homes, whose air he kept
in check. We will miss him
at those suppers out, the
gatherings that he honed
by corralling good tables.
Every toast we now make
will clash one beer short.
But we will still come as if
wed been rounded up by
the lifting of his full mug.

D. Wright Sep 18 2020 12:00 AM

Larry was my neighbor. He was always a joy to talk to. When I first moved in I had a problem with my AC unit and he came over and looked at it for me and helped me solve the problem. When I asked him how much for the work he told me "nothing, neighbors help each other out" he said. He was the first one that I met when I moved to the neighborhood. What a great welcomer. I will miss his smiling face and his "Hello Neighbor" each time we were both outside getting the mail or taking out the trash. RIP Neighbor.

Craig Davis Sep 13 2020 12:00 AM

Larry as I look at your picture I can hear you saying, "Okay Brenda write something nice, I don't care if it's true just make something up." Well Larry, you were a nice guy and a great brother-in-law. I don't think you ever met a stranger or someone you couldn't talk to, You were truly one of a kind and be missed by everyone that knew you.

Brenda Ellison Sep 12 2020 12:00 AM

Though he is technically Kevin's Uncle, Larry made it clear to me that when Kevin and I were married, he was my Uncle too. You might find that unlikely for a guy from Russellville who grew up in Pasadena - and I think Larry would enjoy being described as "unlikely" - as he was. In the 7 or so years I knew him he always greeted me with a hug, he called and sent cards on our birthdays, he always made inappropriate jokes, and he loved beer. I think of him as singular - there was no one like him - and there never will be another. For all the fun and cutting up Larry was most famous for, he was also truly a stand up human being. He wasn't perfect and didn't pretend to be. He was ours though and he loved being ours and he loved that we were his. We love and miss you Uncle Larry. Godspeed. We will make sure to pester Aunt Dorothy for you.

Phillip Archer & Kevin Boswell Sep 11 2020 12:00 AM

Uncle Larry,
Words cannot express how much I miss you right now. You accepted me for me, which has always meant the world to me. I just wish I had a little longer to tell you in person. I know you're watching over all of us now, having a beer and laughing at all the boneheaded things we do! Say hello to Granny and Granddaddy for us. I'm jealous you get to see them again before I do, but I'd much rather have you here. Until we meet again, Rest in Peace. Love you!

Aunt Dorothy,
Phillip and I wish you comfort now and in the next several weeks as you adjust to the new normal. (or as normal as things can be right now). I wish we could make the service, but travel is a bit complicated right now. We love you and will continue to send you big hugs from San Francisco.
Kevin & Phillip

Kevin Boswell Sep 11 2020 12:00 AM

You will be missed so much. I'll treasure all the memories of you and comfort Dorthy and forever be your back door next door neighbor

Pam Green Sep 10 2020 12:00 AM

I only had a year to know Larry. But, to know him was to love him! I met him last September at Sanders Supply where he sat most mornings. We always talked and joked. I wish I had had longer to know him. But, I'm very grateful I got to know him for the time I did. I sure will miss you my friend. RIP good sir!

Cody Willcutt Sep 10 2020 12:00 AM