David Bozeman, 78, of Portland, died on April 13, 2016 at the Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville, Mississippi.
Mr. Bozeman was a member of the Arkansas National Guard for 26 years. He worked for Arkansas AG for 52 years having retired in 2015. He was a member of the Portland Baptist Church, a Mason and a member of the Hamburg Prairie Lodge #465. He loved to garden and cook and cooked fish for whoever asked. He was a hard worker and a devoted father and grandfather.
He is preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Betty Ann Chapman Bozeman in 2013; a daughter, Cynthia Ann Smith; a grandson, Tommy Wayne ‘Pork Chop” Smith; his parents, Guy David & Velora Hudgins Bozeman and a brother, Raymond Bozeman.
He is survived by three daughters, Pam Hackett and husband, Dave, of Dermott, Guylene Bozeman of Portland and Davinia Martin and husband, Wilburn, of Portland; four brothers, Charles Bozeman and wife, Linda, of Monroe, Louisiana, George Bozeman of Portland, Russell Bozeman of Little Rock and Jimmy Bozeman and wife, Donna, of Portland; three sisters, Mary Jane Streeter of Dermott, Karon Roberts and husband, Jimmy, of Hamburg and Julia Bridges and husband, Dan, of Kingsburg, California; 10 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
Visitation is April 15 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Jones Hartshorn Funeral Home in Hamburg.
Funeral services will be held on April 16, at 2 p.m. at the Portland Baptist Church with Jerry Selby and Rev. Carl Mason officiating. Burial will be in the Portland Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Frank Pugh, Don Arensman, Franklin Ricks, Jeff Foster, Robert Hawthorn, H.T. Cunningham, Ronnie Kelley and Curtis Rotton, Jr. Honorary pallbearers are employees of Arkansas AG in Portland and Lake Village.
Memorials may be made to the Portland Cemetery Association, PO Box 174, Portland, AR 71663.