Larry David Staples
Larry David Staples, age 72, Joplin, passed away Monday, November 25, 2019, at his home after an illness.
Larry was born August 20, 1947, in Mattoon, Illinois, to the late Dale and Gladys Staples.
The family moved to West Covina, California, where he attended school. He met and married the love of his life, Peggy Stokes, on July 17, 1967. They moved to Joplin in 1970.
Larry worked for Missouri Steel Castings for over 30 years. He worked for Darrell Kidd Pest Control for 11 years, retiring in 2016. He then started Staples Pest Control February of 2019, working alongside his son. Larry was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in Germany during 1967-69.
Larry was a devoted Kansas City Chiefs fan. He loved watching the games with his family. He will be missed by everyone that knew him.
Larry is survived by his wife, Peggy; son, David Staples; daughters, Tammy Michael, Shannon Schellack and husband, Doug; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and many extended family members and friends.
Graveside services are planned for Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Ozark Memorial Park. Danny Mullins, minister, will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 1:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. at Parker Mortuary. Pallbearers will be Rocky McGinnis, Josh Michael, Doug Schellack, Kyler Stokes, Billy Strickland and Bill Rust.
In honor of Larry, the family would love for everyone in attendance to wear their favorite Kansas City Chiefs gear.
Arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary.
Published on November 26, 2019


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BJ and Brenda Ford
Dec 11, 2019
We found out today about Larry's passing. We are truly heart broken! Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. Larry will be deeply missed!
Kathy Neill
Nov 27, 2019
Larry is a very special man him and his wife my cousin Peggy were always there for me and a big part of my life. I love them so very much.
Ray and Cindy Harding
Nov 27, 2019
Our deepest sympathy to you all. David and family we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers!🙏🏻