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  Roy Edward Erstine


Roy Edward Erstine of Stuttgart, Arkansas, passed away at the age of 87 on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. He was born January 14, 1930, to John and Mary Hooks Erstine. He married Mary Frances Taliaferro on November 25, 1953 and they celebrated their 62nd anniversary in 2016.

Roy attended Holy Rosary Grade School and was a 1948 graduate of Stuttgart High School. He served in the Air Force 3750th Supply and Maintenance Squad. He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and a 50-year member of Knights of Columbus.

Roy was a rice and soybean farmer until health issues forced him to retire. He had a great passion for duck hunting that he shared with his two sons, friends and grandson.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Mary Frances on February 17, 2017; sister, Irma Nofziger; and nephew, Charles Nofziger.

Survivors are two sons, Jon Mark Erstine and wife Suzy and Tim Erstine and wife Kimberly; granddaughter, Mary Kathryn Reabe and husband Eric; and grandson, Jon Patrick Erstine.

A graveside service will be Monday, March 27, at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, his family requests memorials be made to Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery Pavilion Fund, 1815 South Prairie, Stuttgart, Ark. 72160.

The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to his caregivers, Ms. Diane Hall and Mrs. Nina Avery.
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