West Plains, MO Location (417) 256-4141

Thayer, MO Location (417) 264-7242

Larry Brickell & wife, Elizabeth

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.



  1. Debbie Rose
    January 4, 2014 @ 12:58 pm

    Thoughts and Prayers to all of Larry Don’s loved ones, may God comfort all of you during this time of loss. May you always keep the memories close to your hearts. With Deepest Sympathy, Debbie Rose


  2. Cheryl Linderman Bond
    January 4, 2014 @ 1:00 pm

    So sorry for your loss


  3. Billy Ray Smith
    January 4, 2014 @ 1:10 pm

    Our family lost one of the great ones… He will be missed by us all. So much stuff can be said about Larry, but no one could have the fun that man could have. He taught me so much growing up working for him & Liz at his Golf Course in Carlyle, ILL. Playing golf was not one of them, lol. Owen Brickell your dad was one of the good guys, they don’t make them that way any more.


  4. Terry and Teresa Tillman
    January 4, 2014 @ 2:32 pm

    Liz and Owen,
    So sorry to hear about Larry. He was always so friendly and such a funny man. We enjoyed his friendship dearly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all and may God wrap his arms around you and give you the courage to make it through this difficult time.
    Terry, Teresa, and boys


  5. Nola French Christenberry
    January 4, 2014 @ 8:01 pm


    Please accept my deepest condolences; I pray that you and the rest of the family can take comfort in precious memories of the times you’ve shared with Larry. He will be missed by so many of us whose lives he has enriched over the years we have known him. I’ve always looked forward to seeing Larry (and you) at the reunions of our Class of 1964 and am so glad both of you were able to be part of the impromptu gathering some of us had last September.


  6. Pamela Brickell
    January 9, 2014 @ 11:46 am

    Dear Aunt Liz,
    Uncle Larry was definitely unique! I remember when all the kids would gather around the tree, and toss a pecan to see who would ask him to do his “Auctioneering”!
    I hope you are doing well, and know that I am thinking about you.
    God Bless,Love,Pam & the critters


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