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Larry Mickel

May 25, 1956 — April 7, 2022

North Little Rock

Larry Joseph Mickel, 65 of North Little Rock, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family, Thursday, April 7, 2022 after a 5 year battle with cancer.

Larry is survived by his loving wife of 22 years, Suzanne Mickel and mother, Mary Helen Mickel, both of North Little Rock. Brother, Donald Mickel (Brenda) of Little Rock, sisters, Charlotte Schierbaum (Al) of Franklin, TN and Vicki Parker (Chris) of North Little Rock. Brothers-in-law, John “Buddy” Graig of Bartlett, TN, Steve Graig (Robin) of Millington, TN and Jeff Morgan of West Sacramento, CA . Daughters, Sarena Newcomb (Josh) of Norfolk, VA, Angelia Grace Tinney of Memphis, TN, Amy Denise Dunbar (Chris) of Arlington, TN, Jennifer Suzanne McElhaney of Olive Branch, MS and Julie Christine Sims (Mike) of North Little Rock, AR.

Larry leaves behind 11 grandchildren. Reanna Rena Smith, Kaela Nicole Jordan, Brittany Grace Tinney, Hailey Faith Mickel, Christina Ann Tinney, Bailey Christine Sappington, Alaina Nicole McElhaney, Carson William Dunbar, Evan Walker McElhaney, Cavin Wayne Dunbar and Chandler Henry Sims. Also 6 great grandchildren and multiple nieces and nephews.

Larry is preceded in death by his father, Ronald Quimby Mickel, father-in-law, Albert “Bert” Graig and brother-in-law, Albert Graig, III.

Larry was an active member of the First Assembly of God North Little Rock for nearly 18 years and served on the church’s security team and a leader in Celebrate Recovery. He was an Officer First Class with the North Little Rock Police Department first serving the citizens of North Little Rock as a patrol officer 1980 thru 2000. In 2001 Larry began his 16 year career with the Motorcycle Unit until 2017 and then served in the Fleet Management department until his death. His watch has now ended after 41 years of dedicated service. He enjoyed participating in the National Police Week in D.C. in which he attended 12 times during his career. His love for the North Little Rock Police department ran so deep that he planned to continue to work in the Fleet Management department as a civilian after retirement.

Larry loved his family, family always came first. He loved family dinners, going camping and most of all motorcycles! He touched many lives throughout his life both personally and professionally and will live in our hearts forever.

Honorary pallbearers include: Mike Davis, Donnie Steele, Gary Canady, Chris Dunbar, Mike Sims, Chris Parker, Jacob Parker and Avon “Jr” Phillips.

In lieu of flowers the family asks you to make donations to First Assembly of God North Little Rock in honor of Larry for Project Rescue. Online giving at

Funeral service will be Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at 1:00 p.m., First Assembly of God North Little Rock, 4501 Burrow Drive, North Little Rock, AR 72116. Doors will open at 12:30 p.m. Livestream of the service will be available,

Arrangements by Smith North Little Rock Funeral Home, 1921 Main St, North Little Rock, AR 72114, 501-758-1170.

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