Larry Lee Crank of Puxico, Missouri was born to the late Norman and Wanda (Daily) Crank on December 02, 1946 in Poplar Bluff, and passed away on November 22, 2021 in Puxico, Missouri at the age of 74 years.
Larry was a resident at Puxico, Missouri most of his life. He attended Hobbs Chapel in his younger years. Larry was drafted into the United States Army on May 24, 1966 and served as a drill sergeant in Fort Leonard Wood Missouri during the Vietnam era. Larry will be remembered for his devotion to his family, his humor and fun loving attitude, his love of the outdoors and his willingness to always help others. He enjoyed fishing, deer hunting, turkey hunting, gardening, but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his four grandsons.
Larry was married to Shirley Elledge on December 31, 1967 in Puxico, Missouri.
Surviving Larry is his wife Shirley; one son Jeff (Amy) Crank of Stilwell, Kansas; one daughter Lisa (Marty) Barnfield of Puxico, Missouri; four grandchildren Tyler Lee Crank of Stilwell, Kansas, Braden Wilson Crank of Stilwell, Kansas, Alec Martin Barnfield of Puxico, Missouri and Brody Lee Barnfield of Puxico, Missouri; one sister Deloris (Mike) of Wappapello, Missouri; two very close personal friends Don Denny and Carroll Elledge; two nephews Gary (Lynn) Braswell and Terry (Teresa) Braswell. Larry was preceded in death by his parents Norman and Wanda Crank; one grandson Cale Barnfield and one nephew Jimmy Braswell. A host of family and friends also survive.
The family request in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Ronald McDonald House in Larry’s name.
Visitation will be held on Friday November 26, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico, Missouri.
Funeral services to be held on Friday November 26, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. with full Military Honors at Watkins and Sons Funeral Chapel with Brother Ray Placher of Puxico, Missouri officiating.
Interment will follow in the Puxico City Cemetery with Watkins and Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.
Watkins and Sons Funeral Service