Homer Laron “Ronnie” Weatherford, 73, of Star City passed away on February 19, 2017 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff.

He was a member of First Baptist Church of Star City, where he was chairman of the ushers and member of the Fishermen’s Class. He was retired papermaker from International Paper and a Vietnam veteran of the United States Navy Submarine Service who served on the U.S.S. Segundo.

Mr. Weatherford was born on August 7, 1943, in Lincoln County and was the son of the late Homer Bassel “H.B.” and Shirley Lavern Culpepper Weatherford.

Survivors include his wife, Martha Goins Weatherford of Star City; two daughters, Traci (Morton) Weatherford-Brown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Rachel (James Adam) Martin of Cypress, Texas; two sisters, Shirley Ann Parker of Glendale and Susan Ashcraft of Star City; six grandchildren, Lily Grey Weatherford-Brown, Harper James Weatherford-Brown, Henry Dean Weatherford-Brown, Reed Davis Weatherford-Brown, Grayson Anne Martin and Lennox Aaron Martin.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, February 22 at First Baptist Church in Star City with Bros. Robert Greene and Marcus Rogers officiating.

Visitation is Tuesday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Griffin Funeral Service in Star City with burial at Hickory Grove Cemetery.