Larry Allen Waggoner Nov. 5, 1943 – Aug. 24, 2020


Larry Allen Waggoner of Holiday Island, Ark., was born Nov. 5, 1943 in Humboldt, Iowa, to Sylvan and Leona (Niemeyer) Waggoner. Larry went to his heavenly home on August 24, 2020 in Springdale, Ark., at age 76.

Larry graduated from Barnum (Iowa) High School in 1961. He joined the Iowa Army National Guard in Ft. Dodge, Iowa, in 1961 and served until 1966.

On June 4, 1966 Larry was united in marriage to Roberta (Bobbie) Sanders, who survives him. They were married at Trinity Lutheran Church in rural Webster County, Iowa. He is also survived by brother-in-law James M. Black; niece Deb (Dennis) Grooms; nephew Brett Black; great nephew Nolan Black (girlfriend Kimberly) and great niece Reilley Black.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents; his only sister Janice (Jan) Black; nephew David Black and great nephew Reid Reynolds.

There will be no services at this time. Memorial donations for Larry Waggoner may be made out and sent to Faith Bible Church, P. O. Box 3113, Suite C, Building 3, Park Cliff Drive, Holiday Island, AR, 72631; or Holiday Island Community Church, P. O. Box 3055, 188 Stateline Drive, Holiday Island, AR, 72631.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Larry was a member of the Holiday Island Hikers Club and Holiday Island Nine & Dine Golf Group. He thoroughly enjoyed playing golf with the guys, for just plain fun, and also the great lunch fellowship they shared at such places as the Pizza Hut and Doug’s Diner. Larry was an active member of Faith Bible Church at his passing.

Larry loved to support the Iowa State Cyclones and the Kansas City Chiefs football programs. He had many fond memories of games played while he and Bobbie lived in Ames, Iowa, and in Overland Park, Kansas.

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