BARDWELL, Ky. -- Robert Larkins Jr., 77, passed away Jan. 23, 2006, at his home after a lengthy illness.
He was born April 15, 1928 in Dorena, Mo., the son of R.R. and Annie Larkins. He graduated from East Prairie, Mo., High School in 1947 and began farming in the Dorena and East Prairie area before moving to Bardwell in 1962 where he continued farming until retiring in 1982. He was a member of Bardwell Baptist Church where he served on a number of committees.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mary Elizabeth Hubbard Larkins; seven children, Karen Larkins Darnell and son-in-law Kenneth Darnell of Murray, R. Leonard Larkins and daughter-in-law Kathy Chilcoat Larkins of Bardwell, Terry L. Larkins and daughter-in-law Denice Elliot Larkins of Bardwell, Joseph P. Larkins and daughter-in-law Bethany Smith of Memphis, Tenn., Calvin D. Larkins and daughter-in-law Tammye Guhy Larkins of Cunningham, Tammy Larkins Balzer and son-in-law Mark Balzer of Columbus, Ohio, Lori Larkins Kohn and son-in-law Philip Kohn of Laurenburg, N.C.; 18 grandchildren, one stepgrandson and eight great-grandchildren; six brothers and sisters; Greachann Larkins Bozeman of Walls, Miss., Thomas R. Larkins of Columbus, Laverne Larkins Walton of East Prairie, Bruce Larkins of Grand Rivers, Marshall Larkins of Clinton, Georgia Larkins Ferrell of Sikeston, Mo.; and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Lovell Larkins Choate DuPont.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Milner and Orr Funeral Home of Bardwell, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday. Chris Rigby of Alamo, Tenn., will officiate.
Burial will follow at Roselawn Cemetery in Bardwell.
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