of Marion, AR
November 17, 1944 - July 25, 2021
Larry Wallace Pankey, of Marion, passed from this life on Sunday, July 25, 2021. He was born November 17, 1944 to Birdye Maxine Harmon and was raised by his loving grandparents, H.D. and Lula Pankey. He graduated from Marmaduke High School in 1963. In January 1965, he married Phyllis Cooper and they were married 47 years until her death in 2012.Larry was preceded in death by his wife, mother, grandparents, siblings: Sims Pankey, Sonny Pankey, Bobbye Jean Keenon, and Betty Jo Mauthe and his nephews, Carl Pankey and Chris Pankey. He is survived by his brother-in-law, Jack Cooper, nieces, nephews and many friends.Larry was a skilled machinist and worked for CBI in Memphis, TN and later he and Phyllis opened their own machine shop, Mid-City Machine Works. Upon retirement, Larry's favorite hobbies were shooting pool and playing golf. He had a heart of gold and will be missed by many.Services will be held on Thursday, July 29, 2021, at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis. Visitation will be at 10:00 am, funeral at 11:00 am and burial will be at 2:30 pm at Harvey's Chapel Cemetery in Marmaduke. Pallbearers are Jeffrey McGee, Andrew McGee, Bailey McGee, Clinton Haley, Ross Hensley, and Logan McClelland.
Larry was a great friend and I really enjoyed our time playing golf. I only knew him for a short time but the one thing I do know he was a loving and caring. RIP Larry! Prays for the family.
From all of us at JB Cook Machine, past and present, who have been the beneficiary of Larry's help and encouragement. He was a first class machinist and happy to share his skills and knowledge with anyone who wanted to learn. I will miss our Friday lunches at the Blue Monkey, as will the staff there, who always greeted Larry with welcoming smiles and friendship. He was a good man and a good friend. I am so sorry to see him go, but happy he is at peace with his beloved Phyllis.
Larry was one of the nicest guys you will ever meet. May his sweet soul rest in eternal peace.
We will forever miss you and Phyllis both. I can see you now rejoicing and pain free. We love you and will never forget you. I pray dad was there to welcome you home as well. Tomorrow will be your day and I hope to hear many stories about your time on this earth. Rest In Peace Uncle Larry.
Sure going to miss Larry I'm not going to have anybody to sit outside and talk to you when I go see my sister now rest in peace my friend until we see you again
Larry it was so hard watching you go down these last couple of years and even harder losing you but you left us with so many memories. You and Phyllis were the best neighbors that we could of ever asked for. You loved us all unconditionally and we loved you too. Life as we have known it for so many years will not be the same without you. We could always count on you to be there for holidays, birthday parties, grandkids ballgames, cheerleading or whatever was going on. You enjoyed all the grandkids events as much as I did and you bragged on them to everyone. God knew what he was doing when he laid you in our path. You always defended my boys and loved a good argument ("you just leave them alone I gave them permission this is my house") you were definitely a stubborn man but life will not be the same without you. I'm thankful that I was able to be with you in your last moments like I promised you I would be and make sure that you were as comfortable as possible. May you rest in peace . Fly high my dear friend until we meet again!! We all love you more than you will ever know!!
Sorry to see Larry has passed,he always talk everytime I saw him with kind words,he an his wife were good people an very close to my sister an her family,I send prayers to all an R.I.P Larry
RIP our friend. You can now rest and enjoy the peace and tranquility. You will be missed. I so enjoyed playing pool with you and your kind words helping me learn.