Marion Larry Rial, Sr. 83, of McGehee, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, January 7, 2020. He was born October 24, 1936 in McGehee, AR to the late Hamilton Rial and Vera Brown Rial. Larry was a graduate of McGehee High School and attended Louisiana State University. After college he worked for Western Auto in Drew, MS and later became the shop foreman for J.A. Riggs Tractor Company in McGehee, AR. Larry was the owner and operator of Rial Distributing in McGehee for 36 years. He worshipped his wife, two boys and hunting. Caulk Island was Larry’s heart and soul. Hunting and working on Caulk Island was his life’s passion. He also loved raising cattle and his farm. Larry was a member of First Presbyterian Church of McGehee, AR.
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Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Monty Rial. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Anita Tindall Rial; sons, Larry Rial, Jr. (Cathy) of Little Rock, AR and Braden Rial of McGehee, AR; brother, Hamilton Rial, Jr. of Raleigh, NC; grandchildren, Samantha Guerra, Dalton Rial, Hally Rial and Madison Rial; great-granddaughter June Guerra.
Memorial services will be held at 2:00 pm Friday, January 10, 2020 at First Baptist Church of McGehee, AR with Blake Langston officiating. Burial will be held at McGehee Cemetery.