What he said, and what he didnít say were equally important to Larry Monroe Havner. This man of few words passed away on September 30th, at the age of 69, with his wife, of 46 years, Joyce Lantz Havner, by his side. Ever willful and decisive, when he told her he had to go she knew he meant it and stayed with him until his last breath. Larry was born on March 16, 1949 in Norfork, AR.
Larry was a thinker and a man of subtleties; often the power of his words came more from the look in his eyes, the set of his mouth, and the tone of his voice, than from the words spoken. His daughter, Kim Havner Pace, and son, Clayton Havner, along with friends, learned this growing up as he could stop feet or hush mouths with little more than a look.
Larry was fond of teasing, joking and banter. To be on the receiving end of his attentions was a sure sign of affection. He met strangers with optimism, humility and sincerity. Friends and family, he met with a quiet steady love.
Larry sacrificed greatly for his country and his family. A Vietnam veteran, he served in the Navy from 1967-1971. He worked on the road in telecommunications for many years where he met some of his most cherished friends. It was a gift when he came home. Larry had an entrepreneurial spirit; Clayton now owns the business he created, Monuments and More.
His four grandchildren were a source of constant pride for Larry. He relished their uniquenesses, their stories and achievements, and every single sloppy, grimy, sticky hug and kiss they ever gave him.
Larry leaves behind his wife, Joyce Havner, his children, Clayton Havner, Kim Havner Pace and Son-In-Law Mike Pace, his grandchildren, Hudson Pace, Liam Pace, Lincoln Havner and Grayson Havner, siblings Judy Harris, Garry Harris, Lura Harris Burns, Carl Havner, David Havner and Lee Partee and many more beloved aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Berlie Harris, step father John Harris, father LeRoy Havner and sister Willa Harris.
A visitation will be held from 6-8 Friday, October 5, 2018 at Roller Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be held at Lone Rock Baptist Church at 2pm, Saturday, October 6, 2018. Internment will follow at the Burnt School House Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Roller Funeral Home. Please visit our online guestbook at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/mtnhome.