Jon Peppi Pirani

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Graveside Service
Crittenden Memorial Park
2206 Hwy 64
Marion, AR  72364
Wednesday, March 3, 2021
10:00 AM
Cemetery
Crittenden Memorial Park
2206 Highway 64 West
Marion, AR  72364
Jon Peppi Pirani

of Marion, AR

August 25, 1957 - February 24, 2021

Peppi Pirani, 63, of Marion, Arkansas, passed away on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. He was born in Memphis Tennessee on August 25, 1957 to Maxine and Adolph Pirani. He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his sister, Judy Pirani; his brother, Mark Pirani (Jane); his nieces Kathryn Pirani, Zoe Taylor, Melissa Pirani Neale (Alex), Kelsey Pirani Hensley (Ross), and nephew Sam Pirani (Andrea) who were all his favorite. He had 4 great nephews and 3 great nieces.

Peppi graduated from Marion High School in 1975. He attended Mississippi State University and Arkansas State University. After college he worked for Orgill Brothers before joining his family farm. He had an accomplished 40-year career as a cotton farmer.

Known for his uniform of tee shirts, jeans, and white sneakers, Peppi had a one-of-a-kind personality. He was intensely loyal to all of those who were lucky enough to call him a friend. His humor and dry wit left an impression on everyone he met. A man of few words, those who knew him well could count on him for anything. As an uncle, he was adored by his nieces and nephews who will always recall the pearls of wisdom he left with them.

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Roller-Citizens Funeral Home will be following guidelines issued by the Arkansas Department of Health and the CDC regarding COVID-19. Social distancing of at least six feet must be practiced and all funeral attendees must provide and wear their own mask.







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52 Condolence(s)
Jimmy Cupples
Salesville, AR
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Monday, April 5, 2021

My prayers snd sympathy goes out to Pirani family. I’ll never forget dealing with Peppi when I was in the equipment business. He will be greatly missed. RIP my good man.

Linda Fritz
Marion, AR
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Saturday, March 6, 2021

My heartaches for you all in this hour of loss. Praying you find comfort and peace in the Lord as you walk through his valley...

O.D. & Nannette Baker
Marion, AR
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Thursday, March 4, 2021

So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with the family.
Phil 4:13

Chuck Farr
Crawfordsville, AR
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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Loved him like a brother, honored and respected him like a father. Enjoyed working for him and cherish all the conversations we had and concerts we went to. Prayers to all the family for my true friend

Jerry Meeks
Maumelle, AR
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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Peppi was one of my most favorite students in the class which was one of my most memorable at MHS. His dry wit and engaging smile are two of my fondest memories.
My prayers surround his family, friends and classmates during these times of sorrow.
Peppi will be missed as was his “newspaper”. RIP my friend 🙏🙏🙏

Keith Crowder
Pocahontas, AR
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Monday, March 1, 2021

Peppi was a friend I have always felt proud to know. We had great times at the Super Bowl parties. Rest peacefully, Pep!

Tom and Linda Graham
Olive Branch, MS
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Monday, March 1, 2021

We are so sorry to hear this sad news. Sincere condolences and prayers for the family.
Tom and Linda Graham

Gina Stafford Bailey
Marion, AR
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Sunday, February 28, 2021

So sorry for your loss. My dad worked for the Pirani Brothers for over 30 years.

Patricia Hayne Rainey
Foley, AL
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Sunday, February 28, 2021

My deepest sympathy and prayers for the
Pirani Family.

Diana Floyd Colclasure
Proctor, AR
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Sunday, February 28, 2021

Im so sorry to hear about Peppi ! I went to school with him and graduated with him. R.I.P my friend
Praying for the family
Diana Floyd Colclasure

Dentie and Becky Doyle
West Memphis, AR
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Sunday, February 28, 2021

We are so sorry for your loss. He was such a kind, happy person. Your family will be in our prayers.

Nancy McGinnis Hardy
Southaven, MS
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Sunday, February 28, 2021

From the time I was 5 days old, Peppi was my best friend for many, many years. His family is my family. He will be a part of me forever. Much love and prayers!

David P. “Big Dave” Marthey
Jonesboro, AR
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Sunday, February 28, 2021

Peppi was a one of a kind fellow! I will remember him fondly for his dry sense of humor and as a man of few words. Rest In Peace my Friend.

Carol Harris
San Diego, CA
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Saturday, February 27, 2021

Peppi was such a wonderful friend. I was so proud to know him. He will be greatly missed by our family.
Carol Harris

Betty ashley
memphis, TN
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Saturday, February 27, 2021

Peppi was my son Lebert Shivers best friend before his death in 1978. They were close and we learned to love Peppi. He help me during the time I had after Leberts death. He was a great person.

David and Frances Wallace
Crawfordsville, AR
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Saturday, February 27, 2021

We send our deepest sympathy and prayers for comfort and peace to Mark, Jane. Judy and family.

Monica and Chris Rooks
Selma, AL
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Saturday, February 27, 2021

Sending prayers and condolences.

Joey Kennedy
Fayetteville, AR
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Saturday, February 27, 2021

Rest In Peace!

Ricky Green
Pottsville, AR
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Saturday, February 27, 2021

New peppi all through school we were good friends he was a great guy.Prayers for the family!

Mark and Judi Edwards
Palo Alto, CA
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Saturday, February 27, 2021

Sending our love to the family. The Parani’s are a big part of the Edwards family. So sorry for your loss. Miss you all. Love always, Mark and Judi Edwards

Petie Cavendish
Parma, OH
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Saturday, February 27, 2021

Will always remember him. With much love to the family and sympathy, Petie and Jim

Diana Anglea hinton
Conway, AR
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Saturday, February 27, 2021

All my love and prayers to all the family. I went to school with him all of my life and we graduated in he same class in 1975. That seems like yesterday. It’s hard to believe he’s gone so soon . He was always so sweet and funny. I know he will be missed.

Drew Clarke and All The Clarkes
Memphis, TN
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Saturday, February 27, 2021

ALL OUR LOVING

Steve Stevens
Marion, AR
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Saturday, February 27, 2021

Rest In Peace, Peppi.........I'm going to miss visiting with you, hearing your friendly, dry wit. Great friend, great man!!!! Prayers for the Pirani family.

Patsy Hensley
COLDWATER, MS
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Saturday, February 27, 2021

So sorry....... Gone too soon.....

Sarah B Higginbotham
Marion, DE
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Saturday, February 27, 2021

So sorry for your loss. Many prayers for all of your family.
Sarah & Butch Higginbotham

Becky Stephens
Rogers, AR
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Saturday, February 27, 2021

To all who loved Peppi, please count us among you. I always loved seeing him walk in our door at Farm Bureau. He brought a smile to my face and light into the lives of all of who knew him. He will be greatly missed. Ron and Becky Stephens

Delbert Pipkin
Beech Bluff, TN
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Friday, February 26, 2021

My time around you my friend was always good time spent God's speed you will be missed

Sandy Goff
West Memphis, AR
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Friday, February 26, 2021

Peppi was a great friend. He will be missed by all. Prayers for his family

Dawn R. Gallaher
Collierville, TN
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Friday, February 26, 2021

I’m devastated hearing news of Peppi’s passing. I have so many fond memories of him. My condolences to his family.

Jimmy Reeves
Proctor, AR
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Friday, February 26, 2021

I will miss my mornings of drinking coffee and eating chocolate covered donuts with my friend. I would be sure they came from Howard's or Peppi would not touch them LOL!!! God Bless you and your family You can rest now.

Jimmy

Kathryn Daniel Sixbey
North Little rock, AR
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Friday, February 26, 2021

I am so very sorry to hear about Peppi’s passing. I remember meeting him out at the farm in Proctor years ago and how nice and cute he was. Sending all the family big hugs and prayers.

Julie Robinson
Memphis, TN
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Friday, February 26, 2021

Love and prayers to your family, I have some wonderful memories with Peppi. Thinking of you at this time.

Burnita Allen Hearne
Marion, AR
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Friday, February 26, 2021

So sorry to hear this. I went to school with Peppi. Such a quite nice person.

Jon Payne
Marion, AR
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Friday, February 26, 2021

Always enjoyed me visits with Peppi at the parts store.

Jon & Zada Payne

Mary Harness
West Memphis, AR
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Friday, February 26, 2021

So sorry for your loss. Prayers to the family.

Paul Lassiter
Proctor, AR
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Friday, February 26, 2021

A man I am very proud to call my friend. He will be greatly missed!!!

Amy Payne Sisson
Magnolia, AR
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Friday, February 26, 2021

So sorry to hear of Peppi’s passing.

Diana Anglea hinton
Conway, AR
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Friday, February 26, 2021

All my love and prayers to all the family. I went to school with him all of my life and we graduated in he same class in 1975. That seems like yesterday. It’s hard to believe he’s gone so soon . He was always so sweet and funny. I know he will be missed.

Micheal Charlton
Marion, AR
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Friday, February 26, 2021

There will never be another Peppi! He was loyal to his roots, as well as, those he called a friend. He will be greatly missed. Prayers for his entire family.

Joanna Sfortunato
Springfield, MO
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Friday, February 26, 2021

Deepest sympathy and prayers to all of the family.

Kathleen Kelley
Crawfordsville, AR
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Friday, February 26, 2021

Peppi was one of a kind! He will be greatly missed by all. Thinking about all the family during this difficult time.

The Kelley's
Rick, Kat and Sammi

Tammy Floyd Malone
Marion, AR
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Friday, February 26, 2021

I remember this wonderful man and his family from Turrell Arkansas. R. I. P

Wm Bart Turner
Marion, AR
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Friday, February 26, 2021

Peppi was one on a kind. Prayers for his family

Jimmie myers
Memphis, TN
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Friday, February 26, 2021

Prayers for the family

Ted Sfortunato
Springfield, MO
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Friday, February 26, 2021

Prayers for all of the family and loved ones.

DavidHoward
Marion, AR
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Friday, February 26, 2021

Peppi was like a brother to me. It will be hard to not have Peppi in my life. He is in a better place now. Rest In Peace JPP

David Baker
Earle, AR
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Friday, February 26, 2021

I only knew Pepe for a short time but will miss seeing

Michelle Pirani
Marion, AR
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Friday, February 26, 2021

Judy, Mark, Jane and the whole family, my deepest sympathy to each one of you. Prayers for comfort, healing & peace for your family. 🙏❤️

Phil Pirani
Marion, AR
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Friday, February 26, 2021

God Bless Bada Bing

Tripp Floyd
West Memphis, AR
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Friday, February 26, 2021

So sad to hear the passing of Peppi. We had many good times together and he was a good friend. May God bless Peppi and his family. 🙏🙏🙏

Sherry Rios
Marion, AR
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Friday, February 26, 2021

Such a sweetheart 💕....Prayers of Peace for all...Love Sherry Rios