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Jackey Leon Arter   I am a Veteran.
April 19, 1932  -  November 12, 2017


Jackey Leon Arter, age 85 of Leslie, Arkansas passed from this life on Sunday, November 12th, 2017 at John McClellan Veterans Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas. Mr. Arter was born in Lawton, Oklahoma on April19th, 1932 to Floyd Albert Arter and Frankie Gertrude Jones Arter. Jack married Roseanna Kathaleen Jones on March 20th, 1956.

Mr. Arter was a veteran of the United States Army. He was a member of New Beginning Church near Dennard, Arkansas and was of the Pentecostal faith. His working years were spent as a gas station attendant, mechanic, carpenter and Rock Island Railroad worker. He was an avid gardener and loved harvesting the vegetables it produced. Jack loved music, especially blue grass and Christian songs. He enjoyed working in his workshop and making things out of wood. Jack would often give his finished products as Christmas gifts. He loved his family and time spent together with them.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Roseanna Arter of the home; children, Karen Flud and husband Tommy of Hasty, Jerry Arter of Witts Springs, Sharon Grant and husband Doug of Dardanelle, Sherry Davis of Russellville, Kerry Balentine and husband L.K. of Choctaw and Larry Arter and wife Mary of Leslie; seventeen grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; and siblings, Lonnie Arter of Eldorado, OK, Phyllis Barron and husband Sonny of Norman, OK and Carolyn Kramer and husband Paul of Anadarko, OK.

Jack is preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Edgar Arter, Herbert Arter, Dave Arter and Bobby Arter; one son, Jackey Alan Arter; grandson, Traven Arter; daughter-in-law, Susie Arter; and son-in-law, David Davis.

Arrangements are by Roller-Coffman Funeral Home in Marshall, Arkansas. Funeral services for Mr. Arter will be 2:00 PM Thursday, November 16th, 2017 at New Beginning Church near Dennard, Arkansas with Bro. Darrell Black officiating. Visitation will be 1:00 PM preceding the service. Burial will follow in Archey Valley Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Shane Flud, Tommy Flud, L.K. Balentine, Chad Grant, Josh Milsap and Kyle Southall. Honorary pallbearers will be Mr. Arterís great-grandsons.

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