Earl Pamplin, 90, a long-time resident of Lake Village, passed away at his home on April 3, 2014.
Mr. Pamplin was born March 17, 1924, in Boydell. He was a veteran of the United States Army, 142nd Infantry Division in World War II where he was awarded a Bronze Star for heroic achievement in combat while in Germany.
Following his return from Europe, Mr. Pamplin wed Lorene McCain on August 5, 1946. He and his family moved to the Lake Village area in 1960 where he owned and operated a family farm. Mr. Pamplin produced 60 crops of cotton, soybean and/or rice in the Arkansas Delta, but he will be especially remembered as a beloved father and grandfather.
Mr. Pamplin was a member of Lake Village Baptist Church.
He is preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Lorene McCain Pamplin in 2013; a son, Don Pamplin in 1989; his parents, James Harold and Minnie Lee Gregory Pamplin; a brother, Carl J. Pamplin and two sisters, Addie Mae Williams and Vernelia Hover.
He is survived by two daughters Linda Bond and husband, Bruce, and Barbara Adams and husband, Mike; four grandchildren, Susan Book, Jason Bond, Michael Adams, and Christopher Adams; and two great-grandchildren, Miranda and Makaila Book, all of Lake Village.
Visitation will be April 5 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Jones Hartshorn Funeral Home in Hamburg. Funeral services will be held April 6 at 2 p.m. at the Lake Village Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Bell officiating. Burial will be in the Snyder Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Jason Bond, Michael Adams, Christopher Adams, Ronnie Pamplin, Jimmy Williams, and Ronnie Wade.
Memorials may be made to:
Snyder Cemetery Association
c/o. Mrs. Sue Bailey
1977 Holmes Road
Searcy, AR 72143