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Ladurl A. Knight

Ladurl A. Knight, age 91, passed away on April 30, 2019 at the National Park Hospital in Hot Springs, Arkansas with his daughters, grandchildren and extended family by his side.

He was preceded in death by his wife Kay, son Fred, sister Sue, his brother Ed and his parents Lois and Annie Knight.

He is survived by his sister Robbie Joiner and her husband Colon of Ocala, Florida. He is also survived by his daughter, Wendy Martin and her husband Bob of Mena, daughter Lea Ann Mayer and her husband J.R. of Hot Springs, daughter Tanya Tritt and husband Chris of Cabot, and daughter Kristi Knight of Little Rock. He is survived by his many beloved grandchildren: Nathan Wolfenbarger, Erick Martin, Ashley Vacca, Kyle Martin, Melea Crees, John Hamilton, Rae Ann Hamilton, Johnny Mayer, Kayla Hand, Christopher Lyda and Grace Tull. He also has many great grandchildren, nieces and nephews whose lives were touched and greatly influenced by him.

Ladurl proudly served his country in the Army branch of the military, was a long time employee at U.S. Electrical Motors and was employed by the Mena school district. He served as the Commander of the VFW for many years, was a member of the American Legion, called bingo forever, mowed for the American Legion (forever), raised money for the World War II monument; played taps at so many funerals, presented schools with the American flag, put flags on veterans' graves no matter the weather...the list goes on and on...

Ladurl, dad, papaw, pop was the guy you could depend on---always. He was never late and if he said he'd be there he was there. On April 30 he must have told his beloved wife, Kay, he was coming. He'll surely miss all of his friends at the senior citizens center. He'll miss calling bingo. He'll surely miss his buddy L.J. Dugan and wife Caroline---our chosen family members---he'll miss all of us. But not nearly as much as we'll miss him. We know right now he's patiently waiting for the rest of us---to show us the ropes and take us on new adventures and tell us all his stories...he'll be excited to see us and explain in his own unique and honest way just what heaven's all about, just as long as we don't get too messy or move his things...and most of all we know we can count on him to be there...because you could always count on him...

Funeral services will be Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena, with Brother Victor Rowell and Father Joseph Shantiraj officiating. Interment will follow in the Pinecrest Memorial Park under the direction of Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena. Visitation will be Friday, May 3, 2019 from 6-8 P.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena, Arkansas with a Chaplet of St. Michael beginning at 7:00 P.M..

Pallbearers will be Erick Martin, Kyle Martin, Christopher Lyda, John Paul Hamilton, Nathan Wolfenbarger, Scott Vacca, Shoin Hand, Les Rosson.

Honorary Pallbearers are L.J. Dugan, VFW members, and the American Legion.

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