Larry Wayne Billings passed away on Monday, October 29, 2012, at his home in Conway, Ark.
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He was born on July 11, 1952, in Linton, Indiana, to Nora and David Billings.
Larry was a member of First Baptist Church in Worthington, Indiana. Larry spent his teen years and adult life in Arkansas. He graduated from McClellan High School in 1970. After High School he attended university at Arkansas State Teachers College in Conway where he received his degree in History, making teaching his career for the next 25 years. During these early years he also managed Willow Springs Pool and Roller Rink in Little Rock, later purchasing his first Roller Rink in Little Rock. In 1984 he moved to Conway where he continued teaching until 1999. In 1981 he purchased the Roller Rink and worked as a Teacher during the day and providing a safe and fun environment for many families and children in Conway during the evening and weekends. Working both jobs, he found time to study and received his Master's Degree in Education in 1982. Larry was Larry…unpretentious, bigger than life, always willing to help, and enjoying his recent retirement participating in pool tournaments, spending time with his family and friends. Larry above all cared for and deeply loved his wife and children and served as a fatherly role model for the families and children of the community.
He is survived by his wife, Lavenia Billings; parents, Nora and David Billings; brother, David; sister, Regina (Ed); his daughters, Alicia and Kristen; sons, Matthew, Michael, Talor, Tyler; five grandchildren; one great-grandson; stepsons, Vincent Bell from Atlanta, Ga., Ra Mina Mirmortazavi from Corpus Christi, Texas, Ronald Bell from Little Rock, Ark.; and his many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
The Family will be greeting friends and relatives from 6-8 p.m., Monday, November 5, 2012, at True Holiness Saints Center, 198 Highway 286 E., Conway, AR 72032.
Funeral Services will be 11 a.m., Tuesday, November 6, 2012, at Antioch Baptist Church, 150 Amity Road, Conway, AR 72032.
The family has requested donations to Victims of Violent Crimes be made in Larry's name instead of flowers.
Service entrusted to Gunn Funeral Home, 4323 West 29th LR, AR 72204, 501-660-4323.
Published in The Log Cabin Democrat from Nov. 1 to Nov. 8, 2012