Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Tommy Larance Completes 36 Years With Farm Bureau

Carolyn Larance watches as Tommy Larance receives plaque from Mike Zieman.

Tommy Larance, Lumberjack football great, UAM Boll Weevil star, former teacher and coach, and 36 year veteran with Farm Bureau officially retired March 31st.  He celebrated with a reception at the Bradley County Farm Bureau Office attended by family, friends and co-workers.  All in attendance enjoyed the fellowship and reminiscing.
Left to Right:  Jim Wisener, Tommy Larance, and Ronnie
McFarland enjoy Larance's retirement reception.

Tommy grew up in Warren and is often referred to as one of the best running backs in Warren's history.  He went on to great success at UAM, then Arkansas A & M.  He married Leslie Rabb and raised two wonderful children, Jeremy and Annslie.  After Leslie lost her long battle with cancer, Tommy married Carolyn Reynolds , a high school sweetheart from their days as Warren High School students.

Mr. Larance has long been active in Warren civic affairs.  He was a major pusher of the Warren Baseball/Softball facility and has always remained a major Lumberjack fan.  He has been a proponent for a progressive Warren and the Warren YMCA.

Among the many on hand for the celebration were former Lumberjack coach Jamie Raper and former Lumberjack and UAM great Ronnie McFarland.  His sister Karen and her husband Jim Wisener were also present.

Joe Herren and Mike Zieman with Farm Bureau presented Mr. Larance a plaque commemorating his service to the company.  Refreshments were provided.  The event was held from 2-5 P.M.

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