Earl Tarkington

October 10, 1925 — February 6, 2022

Earl Tarkington

Earl Andrew Tarkington SMSGT USAF RET, 96, of Greers Ferry passed away peacefully on February 6, 2022.  He was born in Vilonia, AR to the late Roy and Mary M. Tarkington on October 10, 1925.

Earl was preceded in death by his wife Florence Tarkington and his brother Raymond Tarkington.  He is survived by his children, Larry (Kathy) Tarkington and Andrea Tarkington (Ralph) Sandage; grandchildren, Thomas Tarkington, Lynn Tarkington (Ed) Foster, Jessica Sandage (Dan) Parrish, and R. Andrew Sandage; great-grandchildren, Jacob Parrish, Lila Parrish, Amelia Parrish, Savannah Foster, Jacqueline Foster and Abigail Foster.

Earl served in the Navy during WW2, worked for MOPAC Railroad in Arkansas and Rheem Manufacturing in Texas and Fort Smith until he retired.  He also retired as a Senior Master Sergeant from the Air Force Reserves with 27 years of service.  He was a deacon of Hopewell Primitive Baptist Church.  He loved woodworking, car mechanics and could repair most anything.  He made his wife, daughter, both granddaughters and all of his great grandchildren custom built cedar chests.  He even had to make an extra since the last great grandbaby was twin girls.

He has lived in Greers Ferry for the past 42 years.

Visitation will be Thursday, February 10 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. followed by the funeral service at Hopewell Primitive Baptist Church by Elder John Cooper.  Burial will be private at Edgewood Memorial Park in North Little Rock.

Memorials may be made to Hopewell Primitive Baptist Church, Attn: Barbara Liles, PO Box 186, Quitman, AR 72131.

Arrangements by Smith North Little Rock Funeral Home , 1921 Main St, North Little Rock, AR 72114, 501-758-1170.--

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Thursday, February 10, 2022

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Thursday, February 10, 2022

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