Larry Adcock

August 22, 1941September 10, 2012

Larry Adcock, 71, of Texarkana, AR passed away September 10, 2012 in a local hospital. Mr. Adcock was born August 22, 1941 in Kiblah, AR. He was a U. S. Air Force Veteran; a Charter member of Hickory St. Baptist Church; and retired from Texana Tank Car.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Janice Adcock of Texarkana, AR; daughter and son-in-law, Machelle and Mark Shoptaw of Little Rock, AR; sister and brother-in-law, Thelma and S. M. Brooks of Texarkana, TX; granddaughters and a grandson-in-law, Elizabeth and Levi Ponder of Texarkana, TX and Olivia Shoptaw of Texarkana, TX; great grandson, Luke Ponder of Texarkana, TX; a sister-in-law Joyce Mays of Texarkana,Ar; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at East Memorial Gardens with Rev. Wallace Edgar officiating. Burial is under the direction of East Funeral Home - Moores Lane.

Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at East Funeral Home - Moores Lane.

Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association or American Heart Association.

Online tributes may be made at


  • Visitation Tuesday, September 11, 2012
  • Graveside Service Only Wednesday, September 12, 2012

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W. J. Wynn

September 15, 2012

Janice and Machelle,
Noted author and lecturer Leo Buscaglia tells of a four-year-old boy who lived next door to an elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife.
One day the child saw the man sitting on his porch in a rocking chair, and noticed that he was crying.
The little boy walked over to the man's porch, made his way up the steps and climbed onto the old gentleman's lap.
Without saying a word, he just sat there.
Later, when his mother asked him what he had said to the neighbor, the little boy answered, "Nothing, I just helped him cry."

Although you are now without your husband and father, you are not alone. Your grief is shared by all who knew Larry. We wish you peace and comfort in the days to come.
W. J. & Bobbie Wynn
[1st cousin]
Hemphill, Texas

Melissa Matlock

September 14, 2012

Janice and Machelle, I am so sorry to hear about Larry's passing. Please know that I am thinking about ya'll and praying that God can comfort you during this difficult time. God Bless!

Doris Page

September 13, 2012

I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May your faith give you strength at this very sad time.
Doris Page

Bev Jordan

September 12, 2012

To the Adcock family - I am so very sorry for your loss. I had the honor and privilege of working with Mr. Larry for many years as one of his suppliers. He will be greatly missed.
From his friends at Arkansas Mill Supply

Tracy Davis

September 11, 2012

Machelle, My prayers are with you and your family. Mr. Larry was a very dear friend and mentor to me. May God give you comfort to endure. Love you guys.

daphne Davis

September 11, 2012

Machelle,Mark and Family
I am very sorry for your loss.
You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
God Bless.
Daphne Nottingham Davis

American Heart Association

September 11, 2012

May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.

Chaplain Richard Reuer

September 11, 2012

I wish to extend to you and to members of your family my deepest sympathy on your loss. May the Lord's loving promises comfort you and give you strength as you walk through this difficult time. On behalf of a greatful nation as an expression of appreciation for the honorable and faithful service rendered by your loved one. (If you wish a personalized memorial card mailed to you with history of playing of taps, 21 gun salute, meaning of each fold of the flag as a keepsake, mail to: Chaplain Richard Reuer, Honoring Those Who Served Ministry, 1206 6th St SW, Minot, ND 58701. (This is a free service to fallen veteran families.) Please give name of fallen veteran. Thank you.

Paula Williams

September 10, 2012

Machelle, I'm soooo sorry to hear of this and will be praying for the family this week. Let me know if I need to do anything here for you or Mark. Just call me.