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Gary Ryan Sebren

Gary Ryan Sebren, age 68, of Mena, Arkansas passed away on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at the VA Hospital in Little Rock after a long battle with heart disease and diabetes. He was born on Tuesday, August 29, 1950 to Howard and Nelly Allen Sebren in Houston, Texas.

Gary served in the United States Army during the Vietnam era. Gary was baptized at Berean Baptist Church in Houston, Texas. He enjoyed woodworking and hunting in his younger days. He also worked at a horse stable in his youth. Gary worked in the tugboat business as a Port Captain. He loved books, music, cooking and made very good barbecue. He was loved by four cats and a large dog. Gary was a loving husband, father 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 of 47 years, Susan Sebren of Mena; one son, Andy Ryan Sebren of Missouri; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena with brother Jerry Musgrove officiating. Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

In Lieu of Flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project via mail at PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517 or online at

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