Ronald 'Ron' Jerome Carrell
Ronald "Ron" Jerome Carrell, 85, of Gravette, died on Monday, July 3, 2023, at Circle of Life Hospice in Bentonville.
He was born on Dec. 14, 1937, in Casey, Ill., to Jesse and Rose Carrell (Kasperic). He was the youngest of eight children and grew up in Toppenish, Wash. Graduating from Toppenish High, he immediately enlisted in the United States Marine Corps at the age of 17. He served his country for 13 years and loved to share stories of his adventures with his children and grandchildren. Ron and Mardy moved to Gravette in 1995 from Las Vegas. He loved spending time with his family, visiting and helping his neighbors, and socializing with his friends at Austin Drug. He was active in raising his grandkids and involved in their school activities. He served as president of the Gravette Kiwanis Club.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Rose; two grandchildren, Jami and Alex; one great-granddaughter, Aria; two sisters, Phyllis and Norma; and two brothers, Bud and Chuck.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 58 years, Mardelle (Mardy) Jean Carrell (Martin); three sons, Steve Carrell of Pea Ridge, Ron Carrell Jr. (Tina) of Las Vegas, Nev., and Joe Hayes (Carla) of Seymour, Ill.; two daughters, Barbara Siebold (Pete) of Gravette, and Donna Carrell (John) of Claremore, Okla.; one sister, Nina Zutter of Toppenish; two brothers, Don Carrell of Greenup, Ill., and Bob Carrell of Lake Stevens, Wash.; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren (with two on-the-way).
A graveside celebration of life will be held at 10:30 a.m. on July 22 at the Bethel Cemetery in Gravette.
Arrangements are by Epting Funeral Home of Gravette. Condolences may be left at www.eptingfuneralhome.webs.com.