Larry Wayne Reed was born Oct. 25, 1945, in Nevada, the son of Albert and Ceraldine (Page) Reed. He passed away June 18, 2008, at Freeman West Hospital, in Joplin, at the age of 62. Larry was raised in Vernon County and graduated from Metz High School. Soon after graduation he attended auctionneering school. He had a great love for horse racing and auctioneering until his failing health.
He also enjoyed animals. larry was a member of the Mezt Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his fiancee, Patsy Hamersley, in January 1992; his parents; and one niece, Judith Ann Cole. Larry is survived by his step-daughter, Deanna Hines and her husband Larry, of Wentzville, Mo.; two grandchildren, Ashely Hines Molz and Shannon Hines and one great-granddaughter, Clara Hines, all of Wentzville, Mo.; two sisters, Mary Anne Adams, of Nevada, Patty Sue Cole, of Russellville, Ark.; one brother Tommy Reed and his wife Colleen, of Rich Hill, and several nieces and nephews.
Services will held today, June 21, at 2 p.m., at Heuser Funeral Home, in Rich Hill. Interment will be at Berea Cemetery. Pallbearers are: James Bond, Tom Tucker, Kenny Davis, Raymond Tucker, Donnie Gast and John Pruitt. Honorary pallbearers are: Joe Neill, Tommy Arnold and Scott Buerge.
Arrangements by: Heuser Funeral Home, Rich Hill.