John R. Dement, 58, of Monticello, passed away on June 13, 2015 at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock.

John Dement

John Dement

Mr. Dement was a former Chief of Police at Star City before going to work at the Monticello Police Department. He started as a patrolman at Monticello, before being promoted to criminal investigator. Lt. Dement retired as Chief Investigator for the Monticello Police Department, ending a 30-plus year career in law enforcement.

He was born March 18, 1957 in Albuquerque, New Mexico and was the son of the late Richard Charles Dement and Alice Woods Dement. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Charles Dement and Mark Stanley Dement.

Survivors include his wife, Eydie Swain Dement of Monticello; a son, Mark Richard Dement and wife Kelly of Clarksville, Tennessee; a daughter, Laura Haskins and husband Jacob of Fenton, Missouri; three stepsons, Kevin Kelly and wife Ashley of Monticello, Rueben Talsma and John Talsma; five grandchildren and one special aunt, Carol Christie of California.

A memorial service will be held on June 18 at 2 p.m. at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home in Monticello with Rev. David Hoffman officiating. A reception will be held immediately following the service at the First Assembly of God Church in Monticello.