BENTONVILLE — Robert W. Amacker, age 104, went to his heavenly home Saturday, Feb. 25. He was born 12-17-1912, in Popularville, Miss. He and his second wife, Agnes Amacker, of 62 years, traveled throughout the United States in their airstream trailer after he retired from twenty-five years in the United States Marine Corps. As a Marine, he was stationed in Bolivia, South America guarding the United States Embassy. His rank was Chief Warrant Officer 2. Today he was considered to be the oldest living United States Marine.
Preceding him in death are his parents Jim and Laura Amacker and his siblings Lester
Amacker, Merjel Hartzog and Margie Amacker Lyons, and his wife, Agnes. Surviving are his niece Charlene Gates Phillips, Harrison, Ark., and great nephew Charlie Chambers, Colo., a son from his first marriage, Harley Amacker and grandson, Robert Amacker, of Calif.
After the death of his wife, Agnes, in 2004, Amacker was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, and has lived with his niece, Charlene Gates-Phillips in Florida and Ark.
Members of the Marine Corps will participate in a military memorial service at 6 p.m. on May 15 at Kings Hill Pioneer Church, 63 Kings Hill, Berryville, Ark.
Jim and Charlene Phillips would like to thank all of the caregivers who helped with Uncle Robert’s care in their home in Harrison, and the congregants of El Shaddai Ministries for all of their love and support, and the loving staff at Bradford House Nursing and Rehabilitation (Bentonville), and House of Three,( Rogers). The family extends a special thanks to Sandy Warmack, who sacrificed her time to monitor “Uncle Robert” while they were performing missionary work overseas. “As you know he was a wonderful Uncle, full of love, always with a smile and a “thank you.”
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association, 5506 W. Walsh Ln. Ste 212, Rogers, Ark. 72758. For more information on the memorial service on May 15th, email jimandcharlene@ eathlink.net
Arrangements by Epting Funeral Home Bentonville. Condolences: www.epting funeralhome.webs.com.
YGENTRY — Tommy Stayton, age 63, of Gentry, passed away Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, at Willard Walker Hospice Home in Fayetteville, Ark. Tommy was preceded in death by both parents, Juanita and Lee Stayton; two brothers, Bill and Cleo Stayton; a sister, Emmer Bohnstengel; one daughter, Juanita Wallace and a grandson Josh Wallace. He is survived by his significant other, Jane Stayton; five sisters, Mary Langston, Dora Martin, Geraldine Gatewood, Carol Hinkins, and Wanda Degea; two brothers, James and Eddie Stayton. Tommy had patience with everyone, he loved his family and friends. He loved to sing and play guitar. He took care of his mom and dad at their time of need and also helped others in need and always listened as well as giving good advice. He was loved by everyone and will be missed. Arrangements by Benton County Memorial Park Funeral Home Rogers, Ark.
PEA RIDGE — Glenda Upton, 81, of Pea Ridge, passed away Feb. 25 at Northwest Medical Center in Bentonville. Preceded in death by parents and two brothers. Survived by her husband, Ray; sons, Forrest and Gregory Aleshire, and Cody Upton; two sisters and one brother. Arrangements by Benton County Memorial Park Funeral Home.
YROGERS — Edith Ada Robinson, age 91, of Rogers, Ark., passed away Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, at Circle of Life Legacy Village in Bentonville, Ark. She was preceded in death by both parents, husband, Arvil Lee Robinson, and one son Gary Robinson. She is survived by one daughter, Linda (David) Birdcreek; two grandchildren, Terry Lee Birdcreek and Karen Sue Nicholas; four great grandchildren, Taylor Lynn Dumas, Brittney D’Ann Wood, Cody Lynn Wood, and Bailey Ada Birdcreek; and two great-great grandchildren, Vaden Lee Dumas and Brantley Alexander Dumas. Graveside services for Ms. Robinson will be held at Benton County Memorial Park Funeral Home in Rogers, Ark. on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017 at 2 pm. Visitation will be from 12:30pm until 2 prior to services. Arrangements by Benton County Memorial Park Funeral Home.