Larry Dewayne Deason Sr. 72, of Fort Smith, Arkansas passed away Monday, February 5, 2018 at home.

Larry was born on November 12, 1945 to Norman and Wanda J. Deason. After graduating High school Larry enlisted in the Navy where he served until March of 1966 he remained in the Navy Reserve until 1972. Larry began his lifelong career in law enforcement in Washington State in 1967 returning to his home state of Arkansas in 1984 where he retired from the Sheriffs’ office in 1999, but continued his career in public service as coroner and other volunteer community services.

A memorial service with military honors provided by the United States Navy Honor Guard and the River Valley Detachment of the Marine Corps will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at the Roller Funeral Home Chapel in Paris. Burial will be private in the Fort Smith National Cemetery under the direction of Roller Funeral Home. Online guestbook available at

He is survived by his mother, Wanda Stroud of Fort Smith; two daughters, Dawn Galeana of Aberdeen, Washington and Rexann Napoleon of Aberdeen, Washington; two sons, Larry Deason Jr. of Paris, Arkansas and David Deason of Aberdeen, Washington; one brother, David Deason of Fort Smith, Arkansas and 9 grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Crawford County Mounted Patrol, 4235 Alma Highway, Van Buren, AR 72956.