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    Larry Ray Privett “ Bud”, age 74, of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas passed away on October 20, 2023, in Salem, Arkansas. Larry was born on May 30, 1949, in Fryatt, Arkansas to Jack  and Lorene (Todd) Privett. Larry enjoyed hunting, fishing, throwing horseshoes, corn-hole and pool. He loved, animals, especially dogs and horses. He loved sports and  his favorite was those Arkansas Razorbacks and Miami Dolphins. Larry always had a Western on the t.v. But most of all he enjoyed spending time with family like playing ball with is nephews when they were tiny tots. Larry  was one of the greatest uncles ever and very loved. Larry was of the Baptist faith. He worked in construction, and enjoyed doing farming with his brother, Jackie. He loved sitting by the campfire telling stories. He loved sledding in the winter time and was his own barber. He will be truly missed by his family and friends.

    Larry is survived by six brothers: Jackie (Janette), Kenneth (Cathy), Terry (Sheila), Paul(Connie), Joel (Pat), Randy (Linda), sister, Karen Huff, and many nieces, nephews and friends.

    Larry is Preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Lorene Privett, one brother, Charlie Privett and one nephew, Kep Privett.

In lieu of flowers please send memorials to: Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl, Memphis, TN, 38105-9959

Pallbearers will be Colby Huff, Matthew Huff, Karen Huff, Jackie Privett, Joel Privett, Terrry Privett, Paul Privett, Kenneth Privett, and Randy Privett. Honorary Pallbearers will be Justin Privett and Rodney Southerland. Services will be officiated by Brother Charles Morgan.

Funeral services for Larry Ray Privett, age 74, of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, will be held on Tuesday, October 24, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri.

Visitation on Tuesday, October 24, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri. 

Interment  in Camp Cemetery in Camp, Arkansas  with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer, Missouri.

Services in the care of Carter Funeral Home Inc. – Thayer, Missouri



  1. Charlie & Charlotte Hurtt
    October 21, 2023 @ 6:12 pm

    Our sympathy to all the Privett family and friends. We have many good memories of times spent with Bud through the years. May you all find peace and comfort in the days ahead.


  2. Hasseltine and Warren
    October 22, 2023 @ 12:41 pm

    We are so sorry about this and are praying for the family to be comforted knowing that Bud is not suffering or sad.


  3. Cynthia Reeves
    October 22, 2023 @ 7:58 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. The entire Privett are in my prayers.


  4. Cynthia Reeves
    October 22, 2023 @ 7:59 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. The entire Privett are in my prayers.


    • THE F reemans
      October 23, 2023 @ 2:25 pm

      So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are w/ all your family


  5. Valerie Wilkinson McMickle
    October 23, 2023 @ 12:02 pm

    Karen so sorry to hear about your brother. Prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.


  6. Shelly Willison Patrick
    October 23, 2023 @ 2:18 pm

    My mother Jane, my sister Carla and i would like for our family to know that you all are in our thoughts and prayer’s. Carla and I grew up knowing Larry as Bud ,He was always with our dad Jim AKA Possum riding the old country back roads. Bud always made us laugh as kids and even the last time i seen him at our Family Reunion as an adult. I will miss him and his stories of him and my dad as he is gone too. I’m sorry Carla nor I could be there with you all today, but just know that you all are in our hearts today and for day’s to come. We love you all. Jane, Shelly & Carla


  7. The Freemans
    October 23, 2023 @ 2:27 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are w/ all your family.


    • Cind Poulson and Barbara Poulson
      October 23, 2023 @ 10:51 pm

      Jackie and Janette, mom and I are so very sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed my visits and storytelling with Bud. Lots of love and prayers for all of your family now and in the days ahead.


  8. Marie Ralston
    October 23, 2023 @ 6:32 pm

    Jackie, I’m sorry to hear about your brother Bud. Emily and Scott thought a lot of him. You and your family will be in my thought and prayers.
    Marie and Family


  9. Suzy Stevens
    October 24, 2023 @ 6:58 am

    My thoughts and prayers go out for the whole family. Bud was one of a kind. Both my kids loved playing with their Uncle Bud


  10. Donna Keylon Keyes
    October 26, 2023 @ 10:33 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.


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