Larry Don Brickell was born the son of Leavie Owen Brickell and Nellie (Smith) Brickell on January 15, 1947, in Poinsett County, Arkansas, and departed this life January 3, 2014, at his home in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, at the age of 66 years.
He was united in marriage on August 25, 1964, in Thayer, Missouri, to Elizabeth Beatty.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Brickell of the home in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; his son, Owen Wayne Brickell and wife, Jennifer of Calico Rock, Arkansas; two grandchildren, Emma and Mason Brickell of Calico Rock; one brother, Cecil Brickell of Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas; three sisters, Margaret Lee of Washington, Illinois, Myrle Helfer of Morton, Illinois, and Mary Sue Brickell Ward and husband, Jerry of Cherokee Village, Arkansas; one sister-in-law, Jean Brickell of Derby, Indiana; numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, L.O. and Nellie Brickell; two brothers, Bill Brickell, and Leavie Brickell, Jr.; and one sister, Linda Lloyd.
Larry earned an Associate degree from Penn State in Turf Management, and attended school to learn auctioneering. He worked many years as Golf Course Superintendent and was a member of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, Fraternal Order of Eagles in Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas, and a former member of The Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks, Lodge # 2545 in Thayer, Missouri where he served as E.R. for two terms.
He enjoyed fishing, gardening, and spending time with his grandchildren, and will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father and grandpa. He will truly be missed by all.
Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, January 6, 2014, in the Carter Funeral Home Chapel at Thayer, Missouri with Erman Croney officiating.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Mr. Brickell’s memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, and may be left at the Funeral Home in Thayer.