El Dorado News-Times



Bernard Simpson Gathright, 82, of Smackover, AR, passed away on Wednesday, February 22, 2023. He was born on October 4, 1940 to Deffie and Marjorie Simpson Gathright in Huttig, AR.

He was a veteran of the

United States Army, a retired sales manager for the United Parcel Service, and a member of the

Smackover First Baptist

Church. Bernard loved to travel and was able to visit six continents. During his time with UPS, we moved from Little Rock Arkansas to Billings, Montana to

Richmond, Virginia, to San

Ramon, California. After an early retirement, we moved back to Arkansas.

Preceding him in death are his parents; and two brothers, John Henry Gathright and Bobby Gene Gathright.

Survivors include his wife, Myrna Corley Gathright; son, Doug Gathright (Ariana); daughter, Misty Boswell (Heath); two brothers, Shelly Gathright (Evelyn) and Ron Gathright (Millette); 8 grandchild­ren, Katelyn Osborn (David), Katherine Mathews (Madison), Ryan Jerry (Meagan), Alisha Douglas (Mike), Emily Lawson (Tim), Caleb Gathright, Abigail Gathright, and Xavier Gathright; and eight great grandchild­ren.

The family would like to extend special thanks to Dr. Keith Davis, Nurse Practition­er, Karen Everett and the Smackover Family Practice Clinic.

Visitation will be held from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Sunday, February 26, 2023 at Young’s Funeral Directors.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, February 27, 2023 at the Smackover First Baptist Church with Dr. Scott Hinton and Rev. Carly Davis officiatin­g. Burial will follow at Smackover Cemetery under the direction of Young’s Funeral Directors.

Memorials may be made to www.davidjerem­iah.org or to www.livingwate­rs.com.

Condolence­s can be expressed online at www. youngsfune­ralhome.com

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