David Glenn Ahrens, 87, a life-long resident of Stuttgart passed away Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, at Baptist Health-Stuttgart.
Mr. Ahrens was born Sept. 15, 1933, in Stuttgart to Ronald Stodard and Anna Lee Ahrens. David went through the 10th grade at Stuttgart High School and then joined the Navy for four years during the Korean Conflict. He was a master carpenter building several houses in the Stuttgart area and was owner of Stuttgart Frame Shop later in life. Following retirement he and his wife traveled extensively in their motor home and went on several cruises. David was a 32nd-degree Mason and member of Masonic Lodge #130, Eastern Star #102 and First Christian Church.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings, Lillian Noratie, Charles Ahrens, Olive Jean Fogarty, Richard Ahrens and John Fred Ahrens; daughter-in-law, Cheri Ahrens; and great-grandson, Brody Glenn Dixon.
Survivors are his wife of 62 years, Rose Louise Ahrens; sons, Curtis Glenn Ahrens (Debby) and Mark David Ahrens (Lea Ann), all of Stuttgart; daughter, Vicki Rose Barfield (Weldon) of Tomball, Texas; brother, Robert Ahrens (Claudia) of Stuttgart; sister, Mary Lou Morgan of Jacksonville; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
A graveside service and Masonic Rites, officiated by James Branson, is 2 p.m. Sunday at Lone Tree Cemetery chapel. Burial with military honors will follow in Lone Tree Cemetery by Turpin Funeral Home of Stuttgart.
The family has asked those attending the graveside service to please observe social distancing and the wearing of masks.
Turpin Funeral Home will be open from 12-4 p.m. Saturday for those wanting to pay their respects.
The family requests memorials to First Christian Church, P.O. Box 1314, Stuttgart, Ark. 72160; or Museum of the Arkansas Grand Prairie, 921 E. Fourth, Stuttgart, Ark. 72160.