1936 Edward 2020

Edward I. Kaufmann

January 17, 1936 — June 4, 2020

Edward I. Kaufmann, age 84, of Pearcy, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 4, 2020. He was born on January 17, 1936, in Equality, Illinois, the son of John Kaufmann and Anna McHenry Kaufmann. Ed was preceded in death by his parents; and his siblings, Ted Kaufman, Charles Kaufman, Anne Vycital, Doris Schaefer and Kelly Kaufman. Ed was a Christian and member of Hot Springs Baptist Church. He loved his God and country. After high school, he joined the United States Navy and retired after twenty years of service. After his military career, he went into the insurance business and retired once again to concentrate on golf and spending time with his family. Ed had a quick wit and enjoyed life to the fullest. Ed is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mary Bradshaw Kaufmann; his children and their spouses, Lynne and Theron Summit, Vicky and Garry McCormick and Scott and Becky Kaufmann; his grandchildren and their spouses, Brian and Haylee Jones, Jennifer and Jordan Greer and Matthew and Karisha Mowdy; six great-grandchildren; two bonus grandchildren, Madison and Garrett Hartnesss and Tasha Shaw; and many nieces, nephews and good friends. Graveside services will be held for all of his family and friends beginning at 11:30 AM, Wednesday, June 10, 2020, in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery with Bro. Mike Smith and Bro. David Moore officiating. Military honors will be provided by the United States Navy Honor Guard. Visitation will be held Tuesday, 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM, at the funeral home. Social distancing restrictions will apply and the wearing of masks is required. Arrangements are under the direction of Davis-Smith Funeral Home, Hot Springs. Special thanks to the wonderful doctors and nurses at CHI St Vincent Hospital who cared for him and all our precious friends. Memorials may be made to CARTI Cancer Treatment Center, 8901 Carti Way, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205 or to American Cancer Society, 2222 Cottondale Ln #310, Little Rock, Arkansas 72202. Guest registry is at www.davis-smith.com.

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