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Gary Don Claborn

Gary Don Claborn, age 63, of Mena, Arkansas passed away, Sunday, September 3, 2017 at the Mena Regional Health System in Mena. He was born on Tuesday, August 31, 1954 to William Albert and Betty Jo Ball Claborn in Frederick, Oklahoma.

Gary was a Godly man and served the Lord with all his heart.  He was a member of the Anointed Faith Tabernacle in Old Dallas for many years.  He and his wife Bren served as youth ministers for over 20 years in different churches. Gary loved his family and spending time with his children and grandchildren.  He enjoyed watching his son play baseball, a classic car and motorcycle enthusiast and cooking up his delicious Claborn burgers.  Gary worked 8 years at Street & Performance in Mena as a welder.  Gary was a loving husband, father, grandfather and a great friend and will be missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Gary is survived by his loving wife, Bren Claborn of Mena; one son, Braxton Claborn of Mena; three daughters and sons-in-law, Brandee and Scott Walker of Fort Smith, Savannah Conner of Fort Worth, Texas and Jackee and Ricky Cook of Weatherford, Texas; nine grandchildren; one great grandchild; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena, Arkansas with Brother Rick Manis officiating.

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