Oliphant Jr., 93, of Stuttgart passed away Sunday, April 9,
2017, at Baptist Health-Stuttgart.
Mr. Oliphant was born April 6, 1924, in Pine Bluff to
Barnwell Rhett and Beryle Mathis Oliphant. He grew up in
Clarendon and served during World War II in the India Burma
Campaign. Upon returning home he attended what was then Arkansas
Polytechnic College in Russellville and earned a degree in
accounting. He was a retired accountant with Riceland Foods in
Stuttgart and long-time member of Grand Avenue United Methodist
Rhett was a very devoted husband, loving father and
Paw-Paw to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He enjoyed
Razorback football and baseball and in recent years looked
forward to coffee group outings with his loyal friend, Otto
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty
Oliphant; and siblings, Charles, Thomas, Robert and Margie.
Survivors are his children, Kim (Tommy) Oliver of Stuttgart and
Kandy (Kenny) Gray of Roe; his grandchildren, Lane Oliver
(Erin), Loren Oliver (Michelle), Megan Lawless of Roe, Kortney
Gray (Megan) and Lindsey Walker (Darren); and his
great-grandchildren, Hannah and Luke Oliver, Holden, Forest and
Graylie Lawless, D.J., Samantha and Kent Walker, Karsyn and
Korbin Gray and Connor Simpson; as well as, numerous nieces and
Visitation will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at Grand Avenue United
Methodist Church with memorial services, officiated by the Rev.
David Moore, following at 2:00 p.m. Burial will be private by
Turpin Funeral Home of Stuttgart.
His family requests memorials to Grand Avenue United Methodist
Church, 803 S. Grand Ave., Stuttgart, Ark. 72160.