(KATV) A community honorsone of its own through skating. Conway resident's remembered 60-year-old LarryBillings Sunday afternoon by offering free skating for the day.
Billings who waskilled early last week was a teacher and owned the Conway Roller Rink. It wasthrough that rink that dozens of children in the neighborhood got to know him. Alexis Tolefree says, It's sad because he waslike one of my mentors. He kept me out of trouble and stuff and it's going tobe hard on his kids and everybody that knew him and stuff."
Two Facebook pageshave been created in honor of Larry Billings. They were created by friends, notfamily.
For R.I.P Larry, click here.
For RIP Mr. Larry,click here.
Larry Billings graduated fromMcClellan High School in 1970 and went on to Arkansas State Teachers College inConway. Billings taught for 25 years while managing a skating rink.
In the early 80's, Billings moved toConway and purchased the Roller Rink in town.
According to his obituary, LarryWayne Billings is survived by his wife, Lavenia Billings; parents, Nora andDavid Billings; brother, David; sister, Regina (Ed); his daughters, Alicia andKristen; sons, Matthew, Michael, Talor, Tyler; five grandchildren; onegreat-grandson; stepsons, Vincent Bell from Atlanta, Ga., Ra Mina Mirmortazavifrom Corpus Christi, Texas, Ronald Bell from Little Rock, Ark.; and his manyaunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
The Family will be greeting friendsand relatives from 6-8 p.m., Monday, November 5, 2012, at True Holiness SaintsCenter, 198 Highway 286 E., Conway, AR 72032.
Funeral Services will be 11 a.m., Tuesday, November 6, 2012, at Antioch BaptistChurch, 150 Amity Road, Conway, AR 72032.
The family has requested donationsto Victims of Violent Crimes be made in Larry's name instead of flowers.
Service entrusted to Gunn Funeral Home, 4323 West 29th LR, AR 72204,501-660-4323.
Published in The Log Cabin Democratfrom November 1 to November 8, 2012Persons of Interest in Faulkner County Murder
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(KATV) Faulkner County - There are new details in the Faulkner County murder that could help break the case. Channel Seven has been following this story all week. Monday, 60 year old Larry Billings was found by his teenage son, shot to death in a bedroom in their home. He lived in the Saltillo community in Faulkner County, near Lake Conway.
Detectives are working around the clock on this case with the help of the Arkansas State Police. They can't release details, but they're confident they'll make an arrest.
In Larry Billings 60 years, he touched the lives of so many. He used to be a teacher and owned the Conway Roller Rink for decades long enough to see kids grow up and bring their kids.
"I hope they bring the person who did this to justice and I hope they do it soon." Pat Allen owns Family Bowling. It sits next to the roller rink. Allen knew Billings on a business and personal level for 18-years. He says the rumor that a business deal went sour is just that a rumor. However, Billings was in talks to sell roughly 6-acres here to make room for a larger family entertainment facility.
Allen adds, "It's a winning situation for the developer. It's a winning situation for Larry because he wanted to retire and it's a winning situation for us because he was wanting to build a new facility and expand our operation."
Captain Matt Rice says, "We have a couple different people of interest and we have a couple of different motives that we're looking at."
Billings Blue 2007 Titan is still missing. The license plate is 631 MEM.
Captain Rice says, "We would really really like to find that vehicle. It's going to tell us a lot." He continues, "It is a solvable case, we just have to get a hold of the right people and for sure get a hold of this vehicle."
Billings family isn't ready to make a public statement, but his daughter told Channel Seven they're heartbroken and appreciate the support and efforts to find the person responsible.
There will be free skating Sunday from 1-5 in Larry Billings honor.