Mr. Tony Laffoon, age 39 of Little Rock, formerly of Leachville, passed from this life Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, at St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock. Born at Jonesboro, he was the son of the late Ronnie Laffoon and was a 1991 graduate of Buffalo Island Central High School. Tony later received a Bachelor of Science Degree in interdisciplinary studies from Arkansas State University with an emphasis in social work, psychology, and sociology. He was a mental health specialist at Ascent Children's Health Services in Benton.
Survivors include his mother, Brenda Murphy Laffoon of Leachville; 1 sister and brother-in-law, Melinda and Greg Smith of Jonesboro; 1 niece, Lindsey Smith and a nephew, Matt Smith, both of Jonesboro.
He also leaves his longtime friend, Justin Crabb of Little Rock.
Graveside funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Leachville Cemetery with Rev. David Price officiating. Burial will be under the direction of Howard Funeral Service of Leachville. The family will receive visitors from 6-8 Wednesday evening at the funeral home. The family prefers any memorials sent be made to the Tony Laffoon Scholarship Fund at Buffalo Island Central, P. O. Box 730, Monette, AR 72447. View the online video and guest register at www.HowardFuneralService.com