Farming Rural 18

Elvin R. Armer

August 17, 1942 ~ October 30, 2020 (age 78)


Elvin Ray Armer was born on August 17, 1942 to Ernie and Kate (Luper) Armer near Kings River in Berryville, AR. He passed away on Friday, October 30, 2020 at the age of 78 years in his home north of Green Forest.

Elvin graduated as a Berryville Bobcat in 1961, where he played football. Before and after graduation he worked as a dairy farmer.  After retiring he switched to a beef operation continuing his farm way of life. He rode his four wheeler to check his cattle and passengers were always welcome; but, he gave no guarantees of them returning dry. He lived life to the fullest by working hard, fishing, sharing conversation, laughter and hugs.

Elvin was united in marriage to the love of his life, Linda Joyce (Sisco) on June 15, 1963. They enjoyed the joys and sorrows of married life together for 57 years.

His greatest joy in life was his family. Next to that, he liked being outdoors, shooting deer, squirrel or skeet.  Fishing in his Ranger boat was something he truly loved to do and he always had a friend fishing with him. Sharing conversation and laughing with anyone was at the top of his to do list.

Elvin accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and became a member of the Oak Grove Free Will Baptist Church in Oak Grove, Arkansas.

He is survived by his wife, Linda; children, Sheila and Raymon Nance of Green Forest; Juanita and Joel Baker of Oak Grove; Larinda Joyce Armer of Green Forest; Marty and Kristy Armer of Green Forest. His grandchildren: Dawnetta and Justin Risley of West Fork, Jeremiah and Michella Nance of Claremore, OK; Jacinda and Justin Freeland of Sheridan; Meagan and Jeffrey Peacock of Berryville; Whitney Roberts of Harrison; Tyler and Kirstie Baker of Harrison; Kaitlyn, Lillian, Brycen and Claire Armer of Green Forest.  15 great grandchildren, Alexia, Laney and Trenton Freeland, Brayden, Kaegan and Corbyn Risley, Taylor, Kaydince, Hayden and Jayden Peacock, Moriah Nance, Aubree and Maci Roberts, Ella and Brady Baker. His surviving siblings are Floy and Marilyn of Wichita, KS. Ted and Janiece Armer, Berryville, AR. Joyce and Jerry Deeds of Benninton, NE. Betty and Truman Stark Jr.,  Green Forest, AR. Kathy and Tim Creamer, Harrison, AR. He is also survived by numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.

Elvin is preceded in death by his parents Ernie and Kate Armer, brother Calvin Armer, and granddaughter Emma Joy Armer.

Celebration Of Life will be 10:00 AM Monday, November 2, 2020 at Smith Family Funeral Home in Green Forest with Pastor Curtis Bradley officiating. Interment will follow at Rule Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-6 PM Sunday November 1, 2020 at Smith Family Funeral Home . 

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Pallbearers: Justin Risley, Jeremiah Nance, Marty Armer, Trenton Freeland, Jeffrey Peacock and Tyler Baker.

 Honorary Pallbearers: Brycen Armer, Brady Baker, Brayden, Kaegan and Corbyn Risley, Taylor, Hayden and Jayden Peacock.

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November 1, 2020

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Smith Family Funeral Home
609 W. Main
Green Forest, AR 72638

November 2, 2020

Time: TBD
Rule Cemetery
Rule Arkansas
Green Forest, AR 72638

Celebration of Life
November 2, 2020

10:00 AM
Smith Family Funeral Home
609 W. Main
Green Forest, AR 72638

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