Partners Profile


Larry was born and raised in Midland, Texas. He graduated from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin in 1974. He obtained his CPA designation in 1978 and became a partner of the firm in 1979.

Larry has very extensive and diverse experience in working with numerous areas of taxation, accounting and financial planning. He is not only known for his in depth knowledge and analysis, but also for a high level of expertise in the area of computer accounting applications.

He is a member of the Texas Society of Public Accountants. Larry and his wife Janis have two children, Cody and Emily, and three grandchildren.

Larry Jones, CPA
larry@southplainscpas.com





Ray was born and raised in Plainview, Texas. He graduated from Texas Tech University in 1972 with a degree in Agri-Business. After a brief career as President of the Federal Land Bank of Littlefield he returned to Texas Tech to obtain the courses required to sit for the CPA exam. He obtained his CPA designation in 1982 and became partner of the firm in 1984. He is also a Quickbooks Pro Advisor. Ray has a broad background in many areas of accounting and taxation with concentrations in construction, agriculture, medical and real estate. He enjoys working with both individuals and business clients to meet their varied tax and accounting needs.

He is a member of the Texas Society of Public Accountants, Lakeridge United Methodist Church and the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce. Ray and his wife Ann have four children, Ashley, Kimberly, Derek and Amy.

Ray Pendergast, CPA
ray@southplainscpas.com




Bryan was born and raised in Abernathy, Texas. He graduated from Texas Tech University with a B.B.A. in finance in 2002 and a .B.A. in Accounting in 2003. He obtained his CPA designation in 2011. Bryan is also A Quickbooks Pro Advisor.

Bryan has been in public accounting for 11 years, gaining proficiency in computerized accounting with software such as Quickbooks. He also assists clients with monthly accounting issues, payroll tax, corporate tax returns, partnership tax returns and individual tax returns. He will work with you to help you achieve your business goals, using his experience and competence to minimize your tax liability.

He is a member of the Texas Society of Public Accountants. Bryan and his wife Tara have one daughter, Brycie and one son, Ryker.

Bryan King, CPA
bryan@southplainscpas.com





Darla is at our Floydada location. Born and raised in Floyd County, Texas, she graduated from Cameron University in 1981 with a degree in accounting, and has worked in public accounting and accounting since 1975.

Along with tax planning and providing monthly accounting services, Darla has experience in preparing payroll, corporate, partnership, estate, trust, individual, franchise, and non-profit tax returns.

Darla is a member of the Texas Society of Public Accountants, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, South Plains Baptist Church, and Floydada Lions Club.

Darla is married to Jerry, who is a farmer, and they have two grown sons, Bobby and Joshua.

Darla Chappell, CPA
darla@southplainscpas.com