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Vernon Lee Holt

Mr. Vernon Lee Holt, age 70, passed away Friday, March 10, 2023, in Mena, Arkansas. He was born May 8, 1952, in Peoria, Illinois to the late William Holt and Shirley Pramley.

Mr.  Holt was a Vietnam Veteran serving in the United States Army. He loved riding his motorcycle and was very talented at building model cars and airplanes.

Vernon is survived by his son Bobby Holt and wife April of Cove, Arkansas. Grandchildren Sabrina Holt and Dominick Miller. Sisters Shirley May-Thacker of West Virginia and niece Pamela Slone.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Holt and Shirley Pramley, son Billy Holt and brother-in-law Carl May.

Services for Mr. Holt will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 16, 2023, at Beasley-Wood Chapel in Mena, Arkansas. Brother Jerry Minchew will be officiating under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. There will be a visitation one hour prior to the service from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Dominick Miller, Stanley Watson, Jarod Miller, Jake Miller, Bobby Miller, and Timothy Higby.

Honorary pallbearer is Alex Morrell.

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