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Classmates Obituaries - Letter C

These obituaries correspond with the yearbooks that are listed on this website.  Whenever possible, the source of the obituary will be shown as well as the date.


Cain, Bonnie Sue Overby - Bonnie Sue Cain 78, of Hot Springs, passed away Sunday, January 29, 2012, in St Joseph's Mercy Medical Center surrounded by family and friends. She was born to George and Iva Lee Overby on July 22, 1933 in Plainview, Arkansas.
Bonnie was a graduate of Hot Springs High School and was a retired telephone operator from SBC (AT&T). She was a charter member of Hot Springs Baptist Church and enjoyed Razorback football and basketball, spending time with her family and friends and collecting Coca-Cola memorabilia.
She was predeceased by her parents, her beloved husband Loyd C. Cain, her eldest son Richard J. Cain and her brother Bobby Overby.
Survivors include one son Michael L. Cain of Berkeley, California; grandchildren Nicholas and Deidra Cain of Hot Springs, Zachary and Brett Cain of Winston-Salem, North Carolina; two great-grandchildren Ella Cain and Leighton Cain; one sister, Betty Wells; two sisters-in-law Shirley Cain Warren and Pamela Cain Murray; two brothers-in-law Doyle Cain and Hal Murray. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, February 2 at Gross Funeral Home with Rev. Manley Beasley, Jr., officiating. Visitation will be held Wednesday, February 1 from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at Gross Funeral Home. Burial will be at Lowe Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Don Dale, Bruce Warren, Chris Murray, Jeff Carpenter, Brett Duncan and Keith Dale.
Honorary pallbearers are Joann and Jim Hendrixson, Bernell Caldwell, Joy and Jim Alford, Jimmie and Wayne Tabor, Martha King, Diane Thompson, Sharon Green, Carolyn Moore, Peggy Shepherd, Betty and Steve Jackson, Larry Lively, Susan Siegel, the Telephone Group and Elizabeth Sunday School Class at Hot Springs Baptist Church.
Special thanks to the staff at St Joseph's and Arkansas Hospice for their compassionate care. Memorials may be made to Hot Springs Baptist Church. [from Gross Funeral Home online obituary]    [Class of 1951]

Caldwell, Jacqueline "Jackie" Clark - Jacqueline Caldwell, 77, of Hot Springs passed away Thursday, June 10, 2010, at home. She was born August 18, 1932, in Hot Springs to the late Clare and Edith Stitt Clark. She was predeceased by her husband of 56 years Renaford Stearns Caldwell and a son David Eric Caldwell. She was a an original board member of Quapaw House, one of the founders of the AIDS Resource Center, a volunteer for the Contact crisis line for 20 years, a DBS Alumni, one of the founders of the Telephone Pioneers of America in the Hot Springs area, co-owner of the Today Magazine in Hot Springs, former owner of the Arrangement Flower Shop and former president of the Floral Association of Hot Springs. She was a current member of Criterian Club and Stephens Ministry at First United Methodist Church where she was an active member.
Jackie will be greatly missed by her son, John, his wife Robyn and her grandchildren, Chris and Rachel, her many cousins and friends also mourn her. Jackie never met a stranger and would even spend hours on the phone with a wrong number. If anyone was down and out, they knew Jackie would help however she could, encouraging any and all who came her way.
Memorial Services will be held 1:00 p.m. Monday, June 14, 2010, at First United Methodist Church with Reverend William O. “Bud” Reeves officiating.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church.  [from Hot Springs Funeral Home online obituary]  [Class of 1950]

Caldwell, Ren - Ren Caldwell, 79, of Hot Springs, died Friday, April 25, 2008.
Born November 19, 1928, at Hot Springs, to Ford Weddington and Rena Stearns Caldwell, he was a member of First United Methodist Church; U.S. Air Force veteran; worked for F. C. Stearns Hardware and former owner of The Arrangement Flower Shop.  He was predeceased by one son, David Eric Caldwe;; and one sister, Nancy Anna Glidewell.
Survivors include his wife, Jackie Caldwell, of Hot Springs; one son and daughter-in-law, John and Robyn Caldwell, of Hot Springs; and two grandchildren, Chris Caldwell and Rachel Caldwell.
The memorial service will be Tuesday, April 29, 2008, at First United Methodist Church with the Revs. William O. Reeves and Jim Benfer officiating.
Memorials may be made to Arkansas Hospice, 628 Malvern Ave., Hot Springs, AR 71901 or First United Methodist Church.
Arrangements are by Hot Springs Funeral Home.  [Sentinel-Record, April 27, 2008, Page 8B] [Class of 1948]

Campbell, Mary Kathryn Ray - Mary Campbell, 82, of Hot Springs, commonly known by all as "Mary K", went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday November 20, 2013.
She was born in Hot Springs on June 7, 1931, and was a lifelong resident. She graduated from Hot Springs High School in 1949. She was a lifetime member of Mt. Tabor Community Church. She was a very active and loving woman that loved children and charity functions. She was very successful Stanley Home Products District Manager and also employed at Chem-Fab.
She was preceded in death by her husband of over 50 years, Herbert H. Campbell, her son, Eddy Lon Campbell, both of her parents Thelma Ethel Ray and Edward Ray and her sisters, Jo Berry and Gertie Milholen.
She is survived by her son, Christopher L. Campbell and her granddaughter, Haylee Kathryn Campbell.
Visitation will be conducted at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 23, 2013, at Mount Tabor Community Baptist Church prior to funeral service.
Funeral services will be conducted at Mount Tabor Community Church located on Mount Tabor Road, Hot Springs, Arkansas 71913 on Saturday, November 23, 2013, at 10:00 a.m.
After the service, the family will travel to Ebenezer Cemetery in Kirby, Arkansas, to conclude with brief graveside service.
Pallbearers will include Charles Ray, Jim Garibay, Lee Posey, Joe Gilbert, Paul Woods, Jeremy Mills, Bryan McDaniel and Jereme Harrell.
Honorary pallbearers include all the members of the Iron Order Motorcycle Club.
The Campbell Family has asked in lieu of flowers, please make donations in the name of "Mary Campbell" to Eleanor Klugh Jackson House for Crisis Intervention.  [from Davis-Smith Funeral Home online obituary]    [Class of 1949]

Caputo, Mary Norma Sheridan - Mary Norma Sheridan Caputo, 84, known to her friends and family by her nickname, “Doodle," of Hot Springs, passed away December 1 at Garland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Doodle was born September 28, 1926, in Tullos, Louisiana, the daughter of John and Ruby (Ingram) Sheridan. She grew up in Hot Springs and graduated from Hot Springs High School.
She married John Caputo in 1946 and moved to Marshall County, Iowa. They moved to a farm near Conrad, Iowa, in 1961. She and her husband farmed and raised hogs until their retirement in 1992. She moved back to Hot Springs in 1999.
Doodle enjoyed reading, hand-stitch quilting and art painting.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John, and a brother, Harold Sheridan, of Hot Springs.
Survivors include her daughters, Jan (Carl) Brush of Yankton, South Dakota, Ann (John) McKinley of Waynesville, Ohio, Cindy Comer of Fort Collins, Colorado, a son, Mark (Deb) of Sioux City, Iowa, a sister, Dean Sheridan of Hot Springs and special neighbor and friend Lottie Sorrell. She had seven grandchildren, four great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 16, 2011, at Morning Star Cemetery in Hot Springs. [from Hot Springs Funeral Home online obituary]    [Class of 1945]

Carter, JoAnn Kay "Joan" Henry - JoAnn (Joan) Kay Carter, age 75, of Hot Springs, departed this life on Monday, July 21, 2008, at her home following a long illness.
She was born on September 22, 1932, at Hot Springs, the daughter of Ira Henry Sr. and Juanita Perkins Henry. She spent her early life in Hot Springs and southern California. On December 18, 1959, she was married to Wayne Carter at the First Pentecostal Church in Hot Springs.
After graduating from Hot Springs High School in 1951, she began a career as a bookkeeper working at several businesses including the Arlington and Majestic hotels.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband and devoted caregiver, Wayne Carter, of Hot Springs; her daughter, Kimberly Godsey and husband, Ernie, of Bryant; her daughter, Kara Harris and husband, Scott, of Maumelle; three grandchildren, Kaycee Godsey, Kaitlin Harris and Jack Harris; her sister, Betty Mitchell, of Hot Springs; her brother, Ira Henry Jr., and his wife, Wanda, of San Marcos, California; several nieces, nephews, grandnephews and grandnieces.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 25, 2008, in Davis-Smith Funeral Home Chapel, Hot Springs, with the Rev. Billy Frank Glidewell and Chaplain Susan Miller officiating.
Interment will be in Crestview Cemetery under the direction of Davis-Smith Funeral Home, Hot Springs.
Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday evening.
Pallbearers will be C. W. Gilliam, Ernie Gosey, Scott Harris, Kenneth Moore, Chris Mitchell, Larry Sims and Rick Carter.
Honorary pallbearers will be the staff of Arkansas Hospice, the members of First Pentecostal Church, and her caregivers Elizabeth Harris and Helen Hughes. [from the Sentinel-Record, July 23, 2008, page 10A]    [Class of 1951]

Carter, John Edward - John Edward Carter, 71, of Hot Springs, died Tuesday, July 24, 2007, at home.  He was born July 5, 1936, in Hot Springs, Arkansas, to the late Grace Tidwell and Troy Carter.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Mary Nan; daughters Dayna Carter, of Hot Springs, Denise and Jim Gray of Hot Springs, Dru and Gary Cosby of Hinsdale, Illinois, Debra Carter of Carrollton, Texas, and a son, John "Butch" and Carol Carter of Hot Springs.  He is survived also by his grandchildren, Cecile and Anna Claire Cosby, Thomas May, Coleman and Kelsey Gocia; sister, Mary Jane and Mac McGregor of Gainesville, Florida; nephew Shawn McGregor; niece Shannon Farley; brother-in-law, Robert A. McClung of Chadford, Pennsylvania; nephew, Joseph McClung; and niece, Lori Puckett and mother-in-law, Geraldine Browning of Hot Springs.
He was a graduate from Hot Springs High School in 1955 and attended Henderson State University.  He founded Carter's Dairy, which he operated with his parents until 1969.  Johnny spent the remainder of his life raising and caring for his cattle on his family farm.  He was a member of the Garland County Cattleman's Association...
Graveside services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 28, 2007, at Hollywood Cemetery with Rev. J. B. Evans officiating.
Memorials may be made to Hot Springs Baptist Church Benevolence Fund or CASA.  (Caruth-Hale Funeral Home) [Sentinel-Record, July 26, 2007] [Class of 1955]

Cash, Robert Nolan - Robert Nolan Cash, 75 ,of Hot Springs, died on February 23, 2014. He was born in Hot Springs on June 20, 1938, to the late Nolan and Vera Cash.
He is survived by his wife of fifty-five years, Sandra; a son and daughter-in-law, Raymond and Kathy Cash of Hot Springs, a daughter and son-in-law, Jessie and Ross Hardy, and a sister and brother-in-law Velva and Doyle Whitesel all of Hot Springs and a sister, Diana Lambert of Amity. He is also survived by grandchildren Ramona Hicks, Jamie Duncan, Drake Hardy, Shane Hardy, Bailey Cash, Kristy Miller and Sierra Hardy and great grandchildren Kinley, Taylor and Ashley Miller.
He is preceded in death by his parents Vera and Nolan Cash of Hot Springs and a sister, Lucretia Epp of Turpin, Oklahoma.
Robert graduated from Hot Springs High School and attended Henderson State University. He was the owner of a wholesale florist company, B & R Sales and a real estate broker for many years and he enjoyed investing his time and energy in improving real estate in the Park Avenue area of Hot Springs. He attended the Jessieville Church of God and enjoyed participating in church activities including singing, contributing to the church newsletter and playing his Dulcimer. He was a private pilot and a member of AOPA for over forty years. He was very proud of helping his grandchildren attend college.
Pallbearers will be his son Raymond Cash, son-in-law Ross Hardy, grandsons Drake and Shane Hardy and sons-in-law CJ Duncan and Kyle Hicks.
Visitation will be from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at Caruth-Hale Funeral Home. Service will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday February 27 at Oaklawn Church of God with Brother Larry McNeely officiating.    [from Caruth-Hale Funeral Home online obituary]    [Class of 1956]

Chandler, Martha Reeves - Martha Reeves Chandler, age 63, of Benton passed away November 13, 2010, in Benton. She was born July 28, 1947, in Little Rock to Lester J. and Chole (Reeves) Chandler.
Ms. Chandler was a graduate of Texas Women’s University, received her masters degree in Human Services at St. Edwards University, and was a student recruiter for Texas Women’s University and the University of Texas.
She was preceded in death by her father, Lester J. Chandler, in 2006.
Survivors include her mother, Chloe Chandler of Benton, three aunts, Geneva Kiem, Dorothy Bussey, both of Malvern, and Carmen Chandler of Benton, numerous cousins and many friends.
Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 16, 2010, at New Rosemont Memorial Park in Benton under the direction of Roller-Ballard Funeral Home in Benton (501-315-4047) with Brother Frank Thurman officiating.
There will be no visitation.
The family request memorials be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 612 Valley View, Benton, AR 72019.    [from Roller-Ballard Funeral Home online obituary]    [Class of 1965]

Chapman, Odie LaVerne Cook - Odie LaVerne Chapman, 76, passed away February 23, 2013.
She was born in Hot Springs on November 18, 1936. LaVerne was a graduate of Hot Springs High School and attended collage at OBU. She married Glen, the love of her life, in 1958. LaVerne truly loved her family, especially her children and grandchildren. She was a talented artist, making beautiful stained glass lamps and windows. She also enjoyed helping Glenn with his woodwork projects. Her kindness will be missed by all who knew her.
LaVerne was preceded in death by her parents, Marjorie and Otis Cook and her sister, Dorothy Lane.
She is survived by her husband, Glenn; two sons, Steve (Lynne) Chapman and Greg (Tina) Chapman; one daughter, Julia Chapman. She is also survived by her three granddaughters, Brittany, Shelby, and Lyndi Chapman, as well as one grandson, Dylan Chapman, all of Hot Springs.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Oaklawn Baptist Church.
A special thanks to Latecia and Tammy of Central Arkansas Hospice.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Caring Place in Hot Springs.    [from Sentinel-Record obituary]    [Class of 1954]

Chatterton, Carlyn Manning - Carlyn “Tootsie” Chatterton of Middleville passed away Wednesday April 17, 2013, at the age of 81 after a long struggle with cancer. She was born in Wellsville, New York, to Foster and Jennie Manning on December 18, 1931. Tootsie graduated from High School in Hot Springs, Arkansas, where she met and married her husband Sterling Chatterton on July 9, 1949. Together they retired in Winter Haven, Florida, where they lived for ten years until their health changed and they moved to Middleville. Everywhere Tootsie lived, she loved to lead Bible studies. She studied nutrition her entire life and published a cookbook of nutritional mixes. She was a loving mother and grandmother.
Surviving are her husband of 63 years, Sterling; children, Ken (Rosy) Chatterton of Shelbyville, Karen (Jim) Wright of Brighton and Katie (Mike) Ambrose of Middleville; grandchildren, Jamie (Ron) Szopa, Amy (Greg) Kolar, Stacy Chatterton, Benjamin Wright, Beth Wright, Melanie (Matthew) Buckwheat, Timothy (Crystal) Ambrose and Michael Ambrose II; great-grandchildren, Isabella Szopa, Isabella Ambrose and Ellie Rose Buckwheat; brother, Foster (Patricia) Manning of Singapore. Preceded in death by her sister, Louise Alma Manning; brother, Leon Ray Manning; great-grandson, Nicholas John Veeninga.
Tootsie’s family will receive friends on Saturday April 20, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at 1:00 p.m. at Lauer Family Funeral Homes-Wren Chapel 1401 N. Broadway in Hastings with Rev. Dr. Matthew Mangan officiating.  [from Lauer Family Funeral Homes online obituary]  [Class of 1950]

Colbert, Mary R. Watkins - Mary Watkins Colbert of Pauls Valley, Oklahoma was born to William and Ada (Whittington) Watkins on April 13, 1922 in Mt. Ida, Arkansas and passed from this life on July 8, 2009 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma at the age of 87 years.
Mary grew up and attended school in Mt. Ida, Arkansas and graduated from high school in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
She married Paul Colbert in Hot Springs and together they made their home in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma where they owned and operated Paul’s Shoe Store for 33 years.
Mary was a 57-year member of the Pauls Valley First United Methodist Church and the Crusaders Sunday school class. She hosted and participated in several bridge clubs, was an avid reader, a member of the PEO and a devoted civic volunteer.
Mrs. Colbert is survived by 3 daughters: Mary Ann Martin of Clewiston, Florida, Cindy Bozarth and her husband Bob of Ft. Worth, Texas, and Linda Jones and her husband Jackie of Pauls Valley, Oklahoma; 1 sister: Marguerite Tullos; 8 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Colbert was preceded in death by her husband: Paul Colbert; son: Paul Clay Colbert; her parents: William and Ada Watkins; brother: John Watkins; and sister: Blanche Martin.
Funeral services for Mrs. Colbert are scheduled for Tuesday, July 14, 2009 at 10 a.m. in the First United Methodist Church in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma with Dr. Bob Kanary officiating. Interment will be in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery under the direction of Wooster Funeral Home.
You may send a condolence to the family at www.woosterfuneralhomes.com.
The family will receive friends on Monday, July 13, 2009 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to: The First United Methodist Church of Pauls Valley, the PEO Sisterhood or the Pauls Valley General Hospital Auxiliary.    [Source unknown; sent to us by her grandson]    [Class of 1940]

Cole, Jessie Wadsworth Townsend - Jessie Wadsworth Cole was born on January 12, 1942, in Hot Springs, Arkansas. She attended schools in Hot Springs where she graduated from high school. After high school, she represented the city as Miss Hot Springs. Jessie married and continued her life as a mother and homemaker in Pine Bluff. While in Pine Bluff, she worked at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. After raising her two sons, Billy and Bubba, she moved to Fort Myers, Florida, and then spent the last 10 years of her life in the small community of Doniphan, Missouri.
In addition to Jessie's wit and humor, Jessie was a talented seamstress and creator of many lovely pieces that she produced with simply her hands, a sewing machine and her beautiful choices of selected fabric.
Jessie was so proud of her family and will be sweetly missed by her children, grandchildren and friends. Jessie is survived by her loving sons, William "Bill" Warren Townsend, Jr., of Fort Myers, Florida, and Bryan "Bubba" Lawton Townsend, of Louisville, Kentucky, one grandson, Bryan Townsend, of Nashville, Tennessee, one granddaughter, Sydney Townsend, of White Hall, Arkansas, and her devoted caregiver, Mary Lynn of Doniphan, Missouri.
Graceside services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday April 28, 2012, in Greenwood Cemetery with Father Alan Rosenau officiating. [from Gross Funeral Home online obituary]    [Class of 1960]

Coleman, Nancy Joy Anderson - With a sweet grace that was all her own, Nancy Joy Coleman, 74, of McGregor, left this world to join her Lord on July 3, 2013. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 6, 2013, at Grace Gardens Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, July 5 at the funeral home.
This tender lady led a life that brought joy to her family and to those who encountered her ready smile and quick humor. She was the mother of three children and six grandchildren whom she adored. Her family was her life and she cared for them with a concern and loyalty that let each one know the love that was in her heart.
Nancy is survived by her husband William P. Coleman, M.D.; son, Marion Lee Coleman; daughters, Melissa and husband Bruce Clarke, M.D., Leslie and husband, Kyle Chapman; and grandchildren, Kate, Zach, Allie, Mackenzie, Scott, and Dylan.    [from Grace Gardens Funeral Home online obituary]    [Class of 1956]

Conrad, June Demby - June Demby Conrad, 73, of Hot Springs died Friday, March 8, 1996, at a local hospital.
Born June 14, 1922, in Hot Springs to Tessie Peden and Wilber P. Demby, she was a homemaker, lifetime resident of Hot Springs and former member of Arkansas Pioneers. She was a member of First Lutheran Church, Daughters of the American Revolution, VFW and Ladies Auxiliary.
Survivors include her husband, John J. Conrad;; cousins, and nieces and nephews.
A private service and burial will be at a later date by Hot Springs Funeral Home.
Honorary pallbearers are Drs. John Bond, Phil Woodward, Dale Kinchelow, Frank M. Burton and Loren Bohnen, Herman Garbarre, Carl Johnson, Jim Latture, L. A. Vaught, Mason Searcy, Morris Trantham, Margie Edwards, Wayne Allen and Russell Brandt.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorials are to First Lutheran Church or the Garland County Humane Society.  [from the Sentinel-Record]  [Class of 1940]

Cooper, Don Bert - Don Bert Cooper went to be with his Lord and Savior on June 27, 2007, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Don was born to Bert and Iva Thurman Cooper on January 30, 1929, in Hot Springs, Arkansas. He attended Oaklawn Elementary School and graduated from Hot Springs High School in 1947. He attended Henderson State University on a football scholarship for two years and graduated from the University of Tulsa in January 1953, with a degree in petroleum engineering. He married Jackie Hoyle Cooper on December 26, 1950. He was employed by Magnolia Petroleum Company, which later became Mobil Oil Corporation and then ExxonMobil, holding various positions around the U.S. and Canada in his 34-year career.
He retired back to his home town of Hot Springs in 1988. Don was charter president of Toastmasters International of Hot Springs, and was a member of the Poet's Roundtable of Hot Springs, National Park Rotary and Class V of Leadership Hot Springs. He was past president of Garland County Historical Society and volunteered at the historical society archives. He was a member of Oaklawn United Methodist Church, which he began attending at age 3, and was a very active member after his retirement. He belonged to the Wednesday Bible Study, the Men's Thursday Bible Study, and the Mary Clifton Sunday School class, which were all very important to him.
Don is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Jackie, and his daughter Jackie Jo Donna Fastenow and her husband David of Hot Springs, two grandsons, William David Fastenow of New York City and Aaron Hoyle Cooper of California, a sister-in-law and husband, Jo and Ned Armstrong of Perry, Oklahoma, nephews James and Gary Hayes and many dear cousins.
Don was predeceased by his son, Larry Don Cooper, and his parents. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, dedicated Christian and friend and will be greatly missed.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Oaklawn United Methodist Church, the Arkansas Hospice Foundation, or one's choice charity.
A celebration of life will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 2, at Oaklawn United Methodist Church with the Reverend Bonda Moyer and Reverend Jim Pennington officiating. There will be a visitation just prior to the celebration of life, starting at 9 a.m.
Pallbearers will be Clay Farrar, B. J. Smith, Mike Jared, Charles HOrton, Randy Pierce and Jesse Pierce. The members of the Men's Thursday Bible Study, Wednesday Bible Study, and the Mary Clifton Sunday School class are honorary pallbearers.
Hot Springs Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. [Sentinel-Record, June 30, 2007] [Class of 1947]

Crume, Phillip Wilkes - Phillip Wilkes Crume, 75, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, passed away October 11, 2013. He was born March 16, 1938, to the late L. W. and Frances Crume.
He is a graduate of Hendrix College and University of Arkansas School of Law. He participated in the 1970 Arkansas Constitutional Convention. He enjoyed photography, traveling, gardening and cooking. He was an avid food connoisseur and an auto enthusiast. He had current membership at both the Moose Lodge and the Elks Lodge. Phil had recently retired after 18 years as a certified instructor at the Hot Springs Rehabilitation Center.
He is survived by his children: Cathi (Bill) Wallace; Mike (Naomi) Crume; Kim Walters, Kelley (Paul) Fikes; Leslie (Wesley) Smith; Lisa Crume and his grandchildren Keaton, Alyssa Crume; Zach, Savannah Walters; Garrett, Lauren Fikes; Logan, Olivia, Taylor, Warren Smith; Alex McClard and Blayne Bump. He will also be missed by his longtime companion Betty Christianson.
The family would like to thank the Genesis Cancer Center and Dr. Grose and staff for providing such good care.
A gathering of family and friends will be held 3:00 pm Tuesday at Caruth-Hale Funeral Home Chapel.    [from the Caruth-Hale Funeral Home online obituary]    [Class of 1956]