Larry D. Staples

August 20, 1947–November 25, 2019

 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 thirty years.  He worked for Darrell Kidd Pest Control for eleven 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 3:00 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.

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