of Black Rock, AR
March 28, 1942 - September 18, 2023
Larry Burrow, 81, passed away Monday, September 18, 2023 at his home in Black Rock. Larry was born in Colon, Panama to Earl and Imojean Burrow, March 28, 1942. Larry and his family moved to West Memphis, Arkansas at an early age, he attended Primary School in West Memphis, moved to Earle, Arkansas in third grade and continued to attend Earle schools, where he graduated in 1960. Growing up on a family row-crop farm, he was very active in the total process of preparing, planting and harvesting cotton, beans and rice. At the age of 14 he traveled to Des Arc, a 100-mile trip, to work and supervise other workers starting the beginning of the new farming operation at Des Arc. In the fall of 1960, he enrolled at Arkansas State and graduated with an Agriculture Education degree in 1964. Later earning a Master's degree, plus additional educational training. In June 1964 he married Ann Davis and they moved to Imboden, where she was teaching and his first teaching position was in Poughkeepsie. After a year in Poughkeepsie, he came to Sloan Hendrix to teach Chemistry and other Science classes. His next employment was with Production Credit Association. He later taught Agri at Strawberry. After a year at Strawberry, he came back to Sloan Hendrix, where he completed his teaching career in 1997 with 32 years of service. Larry was also a cattle farmer, being named Lawrence County farm family of the year in 2003. Larry was a member of the Arkansas Vocational Agri Teacher Association, Arkansas Cattleman's Association, Smithville Masonic Lodge, Lawrence County Water Board and the Smithville Methodist Church. He was a Sunday School teacher and Sunday School Superintendent. Survivors include his wife, Ann Burrow; mother, Imojean Burrow; two sons, Clent (Angela) Burrow and Cass Burrow; four grandchildren Skyler, David, Luke and Breanna; sister, Sallye (Kenneth) King; brother, Rodney (Debbie) Burrow and sister-in-law, Betty Neeley.Preceding him in death is his father, Earl Burrow.During retirement he enjoyed traveling with friends Steve and Rebecca Jones. He also enjoyed working and attending the grandchildren's activities. His career with his black cattle was his dream, green grass, black cattle, hay bales and working on the farm with family.His inspiration for a strong faith was his grandparents, Miser and Sylvia Emery. They were also an example to him in living the "good life" in the hills of Arkansas.Larry thought everyone preached their funeral through their daily living. Growing up he attended the First Baptist Church in Earle and later attended services at the Smithville Methodist Church where he served in many leadership roles. He wasn't concerned about the type of church as long as his name was in the Book at the gates of heaven.Funeral services will be at Smithville United Methodist Church on Sunday, September 24 at 4:00pm with Harold Russell officiating. Pallbearers include Ricky Benson, Brit Conrad, Chris Jones, Billy Powell, Billy Ken Rowsey, Shane Wells and Stetson Wells. Honorary bearers are Clifford Adams, Cecil Balentine, Jerry Cude, David Davis, Charles Goff, Bob Harpole, Lynn Haskins, Mike Holland, Wally Householder, Michael Isaacson, Jim Jones, Steve Jones, Alex King, Miles King, Kyle Neeley, Gary Phillips, Chris Penn, Jim Penn and Shannon White. Burial will follow at Old Bethel Cemetery. Following burial food will be served at the church.Visitation at the church precedes the service from 2:00pm - 4:00pm.In lieu of flowers, please consider the memorial fund for Old Bethel Cemetery, 401 Law 225, Black Rock, AR 72415.Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
My condolences to a wonderful family and friends. Larry was special to us and was my brother A.W. (AL)Hamrick's best friend for years.Sorry I am just hearing this sad news.Love you all, Gloria Hamrick Rye
May the Lord give peace to all of this family. Sorry to hear this news.
Prayers for the family
He was a good man and teacher always had time to listen to his students sure will miss him praying for his family
A good friend and classmate! One of the very best! Praying for his family!
So sorry to hear the news of Larryâ€™s passing to all the Burrows family. The Bardwells and Burrows were friends, like family, for many years and will be praying for peace and comfort knowing he is with our Lord Jesus Christ. ðŸ™â¤ï¸
So sorry to hear of Larryâ€™s passing. He was a good man with a great heart and sense of humor. Ann and Larry were such good friends to Joe and I when we were first married. I will always remember their friendship and kindness. RIP â¤ï¸Kay and Joe Justus
We were friends and schoo l mates. Avery good man.glad I saw him nylons ago/
So sorry! Prayers for peace and comfort for family and friends.
I am saddened to learn of the passing of Butch. He was such an honorable man. John Wade and I both really liked him. He loved his family and was blessed to have Jean live to 103. I send my respects and love to Ann and the entire family.Susan Burrow
Our sincere condolences at his passing. Will be praying for his family and Aunt Jean!
Cousin Butch may you rest in Peace, as you sit at the feet, of Our King.
Rest in peace Mr Burrow. A legend of our community. I thought a lot about him when I saw him or someone mentioned him. I loved to talk with him and that usually was at the hospital or sometimes at a ball game since he retired from being my ag teacher. He was genuinely the nicest guy ever cared about everyone. Great family man. Great teacher. Great cattleman. Great conversations. Honest. Very sad to hear of his passing. I will keep his family in my thoughts and prayers.
As one of his students at Sloan Hendrix, I would like to say that he was a great teacher.
We send our condolences to you Ann and your family. Mr Larry was a good man and we enjoyed our time as (sort of) neighbors.
God bless you all in this sad time.
My most vivid memories of school were in Mr. Burrows agri class! In the shop building things and welding, or on field trips to Bob Lewisâ€™s farm to help with pigs! Or other farm to help with cattle!I have great respect for that man!
Praying for this wonderful family. Lord please help them through this difficult time and the weeks and months ahead. Amen.