of Marshall, AR
January 14, 1944 - August 21, 2023
John Leroy Sullins, age 79, of Marshall, Arkansas went home to be with his Lord on Monday, August 21st, 2023 at his home with family by his side. He was born in Bear Creek, Arkansas on January 14th, 1944 to Sherman Leroy ''Sherm'' Sullins and Ruth Horton Sullins.Leroy was a member of the First Baptist Church in Marshall. In later years he enjoyed attending the Eastside Missionary Baptist Church also. He ran Leroy's Body Shop alongside his wife, Donna for 40 plus years. Leroy was a very talented man and was considered a master craftsman. He built several commercial buildings and residential homes including one for each of his daughters. Leroy served on the Marshall City Council for many years. In younger years he enjoyed hunting and going on annual hunting trips with friends. He loved going to the coffee shop every morning and visiting with his coffee drinking buddies. Leroy is a Searcy County icon that will be missed by his community and many friends.Survivors include his children, Rhonda Rowlett and husband, Larry of Greenbrier and Reta Brewer and husband, Terry of Conway; grandchildren, Casie Upton (Chad), Nikki Revels (Jerry), Amber Crawford (Chase) and Amanda Murphy (James); great-grandchildren, Chloe Upton, Will Upton, Sam Upton, Silas Revels, Charlotte Revels, Audrey Murphy and baby Dean Murphy on the way; sisters, Sherrion Kay Hulsey and Norma Lee Petran; and many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends who will also mourn his passing.Leroy is preceded in death by his parents, Sherm and Ruth Sullins; his wife of 50 years, Donna Loftin Sullins, who passed away in 2011 and his siblings, Geneva Alene Sullins, Vada Mae Maxwell, Bonnie Lea Carroll, Marrion Ray Foley, Betty Sue Doty and Dorsey Lee Horton.Funeral services for Leroy will be 12:00 PM Saturday, August 26th, 2023 at Roller-Coffman Chapel in Marshall, Arkansas with Bro. Roy Ragland, Bro. Shirl Williams and Bro. Chad Upton officiating. Visitation will be 11:00 till 12:00 PM preceding the service. Private family burial will be in Witts Springs Cemetery where Leroy will be laid to rest beside his wife, Donna. Bearers will be Chad Upton, Jerry Revels, Chase Crawford, James Murphy, Larry Rowlett and Terry Brewer. Honorary bearers will be Leroy's coffee drinking friends and great-grandsons, Will and Sam Upton. At the family's request in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Arkansas Children's Hospital, 1 Children's Way, Little Rock, AR 72202. The family would also like to offer a very special thank you to Legacy Hospice and their staff for the excellent care they gave to Leroy.
Rhonda, Reta, and families, I am so sorry to hear of Leroyâ€™s passing. He was a good man, and he, your mom, and you two girls were wonderful neighbors for many, many years. I have fond memories of those years. Both were such hard workers. I know you will miss him dearly. He is resting with your mom in the arms of the Lord now. Prayers
I am so very sorry for your loss. Both of your parents were very special people.
WE WERE SAD TO HEAR OF THE PASSING OF YOUR FATHER. ALWAYS A GOOD FRIEND.
Leroy, you will be missed by so many. Your family was so lucky to have had you in their lives. I know Donna will be so happy to see you.
Our prayers are that the Lord will give the family comfort. I have many fond memories of Leroy, and of the friendship that we enjoyed through the years.
I so sorry to hear of Leroy passing..He was a good man..Prayers for comfort and peace to the family..
We will miss Leroy. He always liked to talk. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
So sorry about Leroy. He will be missed by everyone that knew him. Look to God for comfort at this sad time. My prayers are with you.
I was saddened to learn of Leroyâ€™s passing. He always had a smile and words of wit or wisdom whenever we spoke. I will certainly miss seeing him about town. Prayers for his family and many friends.
Rhonda, Reta, and familyLeroy has always been a father figure to me, as yâ€™all know. Growing up together we all had the best child hood anyone could ask for. Rhonda we always had the youngest parents, they were always involved with whatever we did!! Leroy was always so proud of his girls and all yâ€™alls accomplishments. Thankful he is now rejoicing with our Lord!! Prayers, hugs, love and kisses to all!!
I am so very sorry for your loss. Prayers for Rhonda, Reta and family. Leroy will be missed.
Rhonda and Rita,We are so sorry for your loss. Our girls really enjoyed having Leroy as a neighbor. They always liked visiting with him..ðŸ™ðŸ»
I am so sorry for your loss. Love and prayers for you girls and your families.
i am so very sorry for your loss. He will be missed by many. Prayers for you all.
I am so sorry for your loss. I have lots of fond memories of your parents. They both were wonder people. Your father will truly be missed.
We will miss seeing Leroy in his red truck going up the highway past our house. He always honked or waved when he saw us out in the yard. Our prayers and sympathy to the family.
Rhonda,Rita & family , so sorry to her about your dad. He was always very nice and a good man. I remember being at the house & shop with Rhonda. He will be missed but, just think of the reunion him and your sweet momma are having. Prayers for strength & comfort.
He was one of a kind- always smiling- so sorry for your loss- praying for peace and comfort
Your Dad was such a great asset to our community a man who could master any challenge I will miss seeing nearly everyday for the last 35 years my prayers for your Family
I was very sad to hear of Leroys decline and passing. The last time I got to visit him was in the doctors waiting room and he was doing so poorly. I was saddened by his condition. He was such a nice, sweet gentleman. For such a long time he has missed his beloved Donna, whom he spoke of often. I am glad he is now reunited with her. I am also glad I got to know Leroy in these last few years and was proud to call him my friend. He loved to go with friends to visit and dance. Many will miss him. Prayers of comfort for his girls and all his family. He will be missed
So sorry for your loss, prayers for all of you.
We are so sorry to hear of Leroyâ€™s passing. He was a good man. We will be praying for comfort and peace during this difficult time.
Sorry for your lossPrayers for the family
Leroy will be greatly missed! Love and prayers for the family
Our love and prayers to all the family. I enjoyed visiting with Leroy whenever I saw him, usually at the post office. He will be missed.
Iâ€™m so sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. I know itâ€™s so hard. He and Donna were two of my favorite stops when I worked in town, they always had a smile and a joke. They were a pair whose love was obvious. Everyone should be that fortunate. My prayers are with your family. May God give you comfort and peace as you face the days ahead.
We are sorry to hear of your fathers passing. Praying for comfort for the family.
We love you Uncle Leroy. We are so grateful for and will always cherish the visit we had with you a few months ago.
Prayers of comfort for family
good friend good man will be missed send prayers to family
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for all his family.
Daymon & I are thankful to have known you.We will miss you but know that you & Donna will have many things to talk about that happened the past 10 year's
Girls I am so saddened to see that your dad passed away. Sending many many hugs, kisses, prayers and thoughts.
You will be missed my friend. My thoughts and prayers to Rhonda and Reta and families.
Prayers for the family. Sorry for your loss.
Sorry for loss. Prayers for the family. He was a good man.
Our deepest sympathy at the loss of your dad. Prayers
Leroy was a really great guy. I don't think he ever met a stranger. He was an excellent body man and will be missed by all who knew and loved him. May his family find peace and comfort in the lord during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with each one of you.
Rhonda, Reta and families, so sorry for your loss. Prayers for peace and comfort in the days ahead,