OBITUARIES Jimmy Rex Wahl
Jimmy Rex Wahl went to rest in his heavenly home on the morning of Monday, Dec. 9, after a long service-related illness.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Helen; and his father, Charles.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Wahl (nee Doddridge); five children, Kim Mitchell (Dennis), Rhonda Stane (Brent), Marcus Wahl (Destiny), Tinalavon Cyr (Mark) and Tammy Cline (Gene); six grandsons Colby, Devin, Nikolas, Brandon, Michael and Jonathan; two granddaughters Renee and Sydney; a great-granddaughter, Olivia; and four siblings, Dee Coyle (Jim), Darlene Todd (Clint), Teddy Wahl (Linda) and Marilyn Garner
He was born in Niangua, Missouri, and raised in Marshfield, Missouri, where he first enjoyed his lifelong love of hunting and fishing. He left Marshfield to join the U.S. Navy in which he served with distinction in the Patrol Boat, River Unit in Vietnam and was proud of his time after the war on the Essex. He transferred his service to the Seabees in the Navy Reserve from which he retired. He worked as a master plumber, retiring from the Arkansas Health Center. His wicked sense of humor and fierce loyalty to his friends, deer camp buddies and family enriched the lives of all who were fortunate to share time with him. He will be remembered for pranks, wisdom, reliability and long, slow stories to which we would hang on for hours.
Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at Roller-alcoa Funeral Home, located at 6700 Alcoa Rd. in Benton.
Visitation will begin an hour prior to service time. Interment with military honors will follow at Traskwood Cemetery in Traskwood.
Online guest book: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com\bryant.