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Larry Naylor, former chair, Department of Anthropology

Larry Naylor ObitLarry Lee Naylor, 70, died June 17. He joined UNT in 1978 as a member of the Department of Anthropology faculty and served as chair for 14 years. Naylor retired in 2004. 

Naylor received a bachelors degree from the State University of New York at Geneseo and masters and doctorate from Southern Illinois University. Naylor completed social-cultural fieldwork in Papua, New Guinea and Ecuador and was a professor of anthropology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Publications include six books , study guide and online courses.  Naylor was a U.S. Army paratrooper with the Special Forces Unit and was stationed at Ft. Knox, Ky., during the Vietnam conflict.

Survivors include wife, Diane Bennet Naylor of Hunt.

Memorial donations may be made to the  Larry L. Naylor Anthropology Student Scholarship, Department of Anthropology, 1155 Union Circle, #310409, Denton, TX 76203-5017.

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