Mark Steven Yant, 53, of Benton died Sunday, October 9. He was born on October 26, 1957 in Little Rock. Mr. Yant was a beloved son, husband, father, and true friend. In the early 1990’s, he worked as a union organizer for UFCW Local 1583/2008. It was during this time he met his wife, Stephanie. He organized three years while on a leave of absence from the Kroger Company, where he was employed for over 38 years. Mr. Yant was an avid outdoorsman, hunter, fisherman, golfer, Razorbacker supreme, and loved by all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife, Stephanie Yant of Benton; one son, Brandon Steven Yant of Benton; parents, Landon and Willene Yant of Greenbrier; one sister, Marilyn Haygood and husband Billy of Arkadelphia; several nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles, and a host of friends.
Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, October 13, at Family Church in Bryant with Pastor Perry Black and Pastor Lance Goddard officiating. Interment will follow in Pinecrest Memorial Park in Alexander.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, October 12 at Roller-Ballard Funeral Home, in Benton .
Pallbearers will be Brian Strickland, Robert Zook, Steve James, Mark Yates, Kenny Payne, Bob Sanders, Terry Upshaw, and Curtis McCormick.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Family Church of Bryant School, 21815 Interstate-30, Bryant, Arkansas 72022.
Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/ballard