Bennie Ray Drewry

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Roller Coffman Funeral Home
923 Hwy 65 N
Marshall, AR  72650
Saturday, April 3, 2021
12:00 till 2:00 PM
Service Schedule
Roller Coffman
923 Hwy. 65 North
Marshall, AR  72650
Saturday, April 3, 2021
2:00 PM
Cemetery
Witts Springs Cemetery
10751 Hwy 377
Witts Springs, AR  72686
Bennie Ray Drewry

of Witts Springs, AR

October 7, 1943 - March 31, 2021

Bennie Ray Drewry, age 77 of Witts Springs, Arkansas died on Wednesday, March 31st, 2021 at Baptist Health in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was born at home in Magic Springs, Arkansas on October 7th, 1943 to Boyd Lawrence Drewry and Sibyl Walter Christian Drewry.

Bennie was the cornerstone of his family and a pillar of the community. He was always there to lend a hand and tease you to keep you humble. He was a kind, smart man that could fix anything and someone you could always count on. He spent 40 years in construction and rarely missed one of his girls' ballgames after a long days work. He was a proud Mason and was baptized in the name of our Lord. He loved caring for his cows, baling his hay, helping out with community events and just running around visiting. People all over Arkansas knew him as Pappie.

Bennie was a loving husband to his wife, Linda Williams Drewry for 57 years, who he is survived by. He was a devoted father to two daughters, Tina Davis and husband Walt of Perryville and Teresa Bell and husband Greg of Witts Springs. He was the best Pappie to three granddaughters, Laticia Rainwater and husband Chad of Charleston, Callie Baldridge and husband Aaron of Quitman and Shelby Bell of Little Rock. Bennie is survived by three precious great-grandboys who he couldn't get enough of, Kortland Baldridge, Hudson Rainwater and Cayden Rainwater. He is also survived by his siblings, who he loved fiercely, Rick (Marge) Drewry of Western Grove, Dennis (Shirley) Drewry of Witts Springs, Norma Harkness of New Blaine, Millie (Millis) Jones of Alpena, Rose McCracken of Harrison and Lena (Royce) Jones of Harrison; and many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Bennie is preceded in death by his parents, Boyd and Sibyl Drewry; siblings, Charlie L. Drewry and Mary Noble Drewry Reynolds; and nephews, Charles Harmon and Richie Drewry.

Funeral services for Bennie will be 2:00 PM Saturday, April 3rd, 2021 at Roller-Coffman Chapel in Marshall, Arkansas with Bro. Jim Arnold Jr. officiating. Special music will be performed by Bro. Jim and Sis. Diane. Visitation will be 12:00 till 2:00 PM preceding the service. Burial will be in Witts Springs Cemetery where Bennie will be laid to rest with Masonic honors. Bearers will be Kim Loftin, Brad Taylor, Matt Loftin, Shawn Casto, Bill Watson, James Jones and Danny Casto. Honorary bearers will be Witts Springs Masonic Lodge #603.

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25 Condolence(s)
Renee Barnett Mitchell Barnett
St Joe, AR
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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Great fellow who will be missed by the community.

Dale Blandon
Harrison, AR
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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Bennie was a great family man and very nice to my family. He was a great jokster, teasing us all when visiting his house. He was a great pillar of the community. He will be missed.

Wesley & Loretta Smith
Leslie, AR
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Saturday, April 3, 2021

Bennie and I were friends for many years

Bobby & Tonya Garmoe
Witts Springs, AR
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Saturday, April 3, 2021

We want to send condolences to the entire family. There will be a great void in your family, as well as in the town of Witts Springs. Bennie always had a smile on his face, and that’s how we will always remember him. Hugs and Prayers to you all during this difficult time of loss.

Linda Drewry- Ward
Greenbrier, AR
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Saturday, April 3, 2021

Linda and family, I was so sorry to hear of Benny passing. Praying for your comfort and encouragement during this time. It is difficult, but with your faith and God's reassurance you can make it.

Johnney and Susie Horton
Marshall, AR
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Saturday, April 3, 2021

We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.

Rhonda Rowlett
Greenbrier, AR
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Friday, April 2, 2021

Praying for your family at this hard time.

Rhonda, Reta and Leroy Sullins

Kay Branscum
Leslie, AR
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Friday, April 2, 2021

Linda and family, I was so sad to hear about your loss. Benny was so friendly to all of us at the bank and always sharing that great smile. He was certainly always a pleasure to be around. I remember our last day there and how Benny and Linda both came in and wished us all a good retirement and how they would miss us. Well I can tell you Benny will certainly be missed by all who knew him. A great friend to many! Prayers for the family.

Sharon Loftin Sanders
Gold Canyon, AZ
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Friday, April 2, 2021

So sorry to learn of Bennie’s passing. Sending my condolences to the family. I will miss seeing him around the community. RIP, Bennie!

Don and Reita Yarbrough
Marshall, AR
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Friday, April 2, 2021

So sorry for your loss.

Don and Reita Yarbrough
Marshall, AR
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Friday, April 2, 2021

So sorry for your loss.

Donna Ferguson Lynch
Russeville, AR
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Friday, April 2, 2021

So sorry to hear about Benny. I have lots of good memories of going to your Parents house when I was growing up. Mary was my best friend. I know he will be missed. My prayers are with Linda and family.

Ricky and susan lawrence
El dorado, AR
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Friday, April 2, 2021

Thank you so much for all the happy times that Ricky spent staying in your yard while he was turkey hunting. He hasn’t been able to come in the last few years because of his own health problems but he enjoyed talking to you every year about it. Your friendship was important to us and you will be greatly missed by us. I’m sure you are looking for turkeys for now in heaven.

Clara Foshee
Harriet, AR
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Friday, April 2, 2021

Prayers for family and friends, he was friend to my brother Jerry Foshee

Mark Hiett
Dardanelle, AR
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Friday, April 2, 2021

Sorry for your loss Bennie Ray was a great soul I know he will be dearly mised prayers from the Hiett family Mark Randall Robert.

Kevin and Vicki Martin
Witts Springs, AR
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Friday, April 2, 2021

The Lord has received a great man..there will be rejoicing in Heaven.
Prayers for the family.

Dale and Dian Ragland King
Marshall, AR
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Friday, April 2, 2021

Sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers are with you.

Shirley J. Gray
Marshall, AR
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Thursday, April 1, 2021

I am so sorry to hear this. Bennie was a great person. My thoughts and prayers goes out to the family! Bennie truly will be missed.

Ray Younger
Marshall, AR
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Thursday, April 1, 2021

My most heart felt condolences Bennie will be sorely missed my prayers for comfort are with you all

Bruce Deckard
Clinton, AR
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Thursday, April 1, 2021

My sincerest condolences . Benny's was a great guy . Praying for the family

Heather Ruhe
Goreville, IL
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Thursday, April 1, 2021

My sympathies to all the family. So many wonderful memories when I would come to visit with my mom, Joanne Campbell Ruhe. So sorry for the loss of Bennie. Hugs to you all!

Paul Ray and Mary Lois Halsted
Harrison, AR
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Thursday, April 1, 2021

Our deepest sympathy he will be missed by many our prayers for his family

Janet Key
MARSHALL, AR
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Thursday, April 1, 2021

Bennie will always be remembered for his big smile, positive attitude and community involvement, and his love for his family. He will be greatly missed. My condolences to my good friend Linda and family.

Kaci Wallace
Haughton, LA
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Thursday, April 1, 2021

Our deepest condolences for the family. I can remember growing up and listening to his stories and jokes in my Granny Nancys store all the time. He will be missed dearly! Praying for you all at this time.

Jimmy and Patsy Treat
Harriet, AR
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Thursday, April 1, 2021

We are so sorry for your loss. We are praying for your family. RIP Bennie.