Funeral services for Larry E. Monk, 60, of Leesville, will be held Saturday, July 26 at 2 p.m. in the First Baptist Church in Leesville with Dr. Jerry Pennfield officiating.

Burial will follow in Leesville Cemetery under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home of Leesville.

Friends may call from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. today, Friday, July 25, in the funeral home then Saturday July 26 from 8:30 a.m. until noon in the funeral home; then 1 p.m. until service time in the church.

Larry passed away in his residence in Leesville on Thursday, July 24.

Larry was born in Leesville. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Leesville serving as a Deacon and as the TV Sunday School Teacher for the past 25 years. He retired from the Vernon Parish School Board as an Assistant Superintendent. Larry received his Doctorate of Education from Northwestern State University. He was currently the Executive Director for Northwestern State University Leesville-Fort Polk.

Larry proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy. He loved to sing, play numerous musical instruments along with writing poetry.

Larry is survived by his wife of 41 years, Charlotte Pollard Monk of Leesville; Sons, Jeffrey C. Monk of Houston, Texas and Tim Monk of Austin, Texas; his brother, Jim Monk of Dallas, Texas; and his sister, Anita Calvert of Marble Falls, Texas.

Services are under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home in Leesville. Words of expression can be sent to the Monk family at www.labbymemorial.com.

In Lieu of Flowers the family request donations be made to the TV Sunday School Class at the First Baptist Church in Leesville, or the Purple Shield Scholarship Fund and NSU Leesville-Fort Polk.