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Kent Shrader

Kent Shrader age 67 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Baylor Medical Center, in Dallas Texas.

Kent was born in Mena, Arkansas on March 7, 1951 to the late Addis H. Shrader and the late Clarica Plevan Norris Shrader. He was happily married to Dixie Southern Shrader for 42 years.  He retired from Mena Wal-Mart in 2016 after 20 years and was a lifetime cattle rancher. Kent loved outdoor hobbies such as fishing and hunting with family and friends. He took pride in helping several people kill their first deer, turkey, squirrel, or hook their first fish. Above all he loved his family and grandchildren deeply.  He was a thoughtful and loving husband, father, Poppy, brother, uncle and friend to all.

He is survived by his wife Dixie Shrader of Mena, Arkansas.  Daughters Katrina Evans and husband David of Van Buren, Arkansas; Kendra Myers and husband Justin of Mena, Arkansas.  Grandchildren Chisum Myers and Addis Myers.   Brother Brent Shrader and wife Becky of Mena, Arkansas.  Sister Regina Walker of Mena, Arkansas.

He was preceded in death by his parents Addis and Clarica Shrader, brothers Bobby Joe Norris and Rodney O. Norris, brother-in-law Larry D. Walker and sister-in-law Kathy Shrader.

Funeral service will be Friday, June 8, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Beasley-Wood Chapel with Brother Donnie Jewell and Brother Deno Weingarten officiating. Interment will follow at the Mollie Gann Cemetery in Potter, Arkansas under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Family and friend’s visitation will be Thursday, June 7, 2018 at Beasley-Wood from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to any veteran’s organization or the charity of one’s choice.

Pallbearers are Bill Wetherington, Burt Nichols, Phillip Hatley, Dean Terrell, Tony Lambert, Steve Golden, Mike Jackson, Sr., and Dennis Rowe.  Honorary pallbearers are Joe Murphy, Gary Boone, Dr. Richard Calleton, Shone Rose and Johnny Seavers.

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