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Rex Carles Rasberry, age 73, of Benton passed away Friday, May 31, 2013, at home surrounded by his loved ones.
He was born Sept. 24, 1939m in Senath, Mo., to the late Willie T. Rasberry and Violet M. Whitlock Rasberry.Â
Mr. Rasberry was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of Johnson Street Church of Christ.Â He retired from Falcon Jet after 26 years, where he started the screen printing department and worked in the planning department. He was a former officer with the Newport Police Department, and was a radio announcer.Â
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Nelia Muryl Chadwell and Edna May Rasberry.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Betty Hines Rasberry; a son, Timmie Allen Rasberry and fiancĂ©e Jeanna Mohr of North Little Rock; three daughters, Karen Patrice Hughes and husband Gary of Mabelvale, April Dionne Watts and husband Danny of Benton, and Patty Ann Gaylor and husband Corkey of Benton; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Brenda Sue Privett and husband Bill of Kennett, Mo., and Betty Ruth Stevens and husband Bob of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; his father-in-law, William Clearence Hines; an aunt, Minnie Easter; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services is scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at Roller-Ballard Funeral Home in Benton (501-315-4047). Burial will follow at New Rosemont Memorial Park in Benton.Â
Serving as pallbearers are Tyler Watts, Jacob Watts, Zachary Watts, Danny Watts, Nathanial Lytle, Dwayne Lytle, Alex Howard and Gary Hughes.
Visitation is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 3, at the funeral home.
Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/ballard.