Larry Kent Uptegraft, 80, of Springdale, died Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at the Arkansas State Veteran’s Home in Fayetteville. He was born January 26, 1940 in Drumright, Oklahoma to Kenneth Kree and Mary Ruth McIlwain Uptegraft. Larry Served in the Navy and worked for the Veterans Administration for over 30 years. He enjoyed sports, hunting, fishing and piddling in his workshop. He was a very personable individual that enjoyed Christian fellowship. Above all he was a devoted husband and loving father and grandfather.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Sharon Uptegraft; two children, Mark Uptegraft, Marcie Gaston and husband Andy; one sister, Mary Anne Smith; and three grandchildren, Kaylee, Delanie and Jacob Gaston. He was preceded in death by a brother, Roger Uptegraft.
Due to the current Covid-19 situation, a memorial service may be planned for a later date. In lieu of flows and in honor of Larry, donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 5506 W. Walsh Lane, Suite 212, Rogers, Arkansas 72758.