Larry Gene McGinnis, 77, died Sept. 1, 2020, at his home in Hot Springs Village.

Mr. McGinnis was born April 15, 1943, in Tuckerman, to Ozella and Burl McGinnis.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Earl McGinnis of Momence, Ill., and his brother, Jim McGinnis and wife Rita of Hoxie.

Larry is survived by his wife Patricia; their daughter, Lela McGinnis Smith and her husband Jason of Bakersfield, Calif.; a stepson, Wade Cockrell of Honolulu, Hawaii; his sister-in-law, Donna McGinnis of Momence, Ill.; four grandchildren, Heather, Brooke, Claigh and Conner; and three great-grandchildren, Lilyana, Logan and Addison.

Larry joined the U.S. Army after finishing High School and graduating from electronics school. He served during the Vietnam era and was stationed at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. After the Army, Larry worked for the U.S. Post Office for 27 years until retiring in 2004.

Larry loved working with electronics and helped operate the church sound booths at the Orchard Hills Baptist Church in Garland, Texas, and then at Balboa Baptist Church in Hot Springs Village for a combined total of more than 36 years. He loved his church family and was known as a man of God. He and his wife Patricia loved to travel and view the world that God created.

Visitation is today, Sept. 9, at 9 a.m. with a Celebration of Larry’s life beginning at 10 a.m. at Balboa Baptist Church with Dr. Denny Wright officiating. Caruth-Hale Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Arkansas Hospice Foundation, 14 Parkstone Circle, North Little Rock, AR 72116 or Balboa Baptist Church Disaster Relief, 415 Ponce de Leon Drive, Hot Springs Village, AR 71909.

An online guestbook is available at www.caruth

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