Robert Earle Tirey

Friday, August 21, 2009

Robert Earle Tirey, a resident of Berryville, AR, was born on January 27, 1934 near Grandview, rural Carroll County, Arkansas the son of Joseph Jackson and Elsie Leita (Champlin) Tirey. He departed this life at the age of 75 years on July 30, 2009 in Berryville, AR.

Robert professed his faith at a very early age at Penn Memorial Southern Baptist Church in Eureka Springs, AR. He was a lifelong resident of Eureka Springs where he attended and graduated from the school system in 1953. After three years of Army service, he returned to Eureka Springs where he worked as a painting/drywall/building contractor for more than 35 years until he retired in 1993.

On September 20, 1959, Robert was united in marriage with Wanda M. (Johnson) Tirey, of the home, who survives him. He is also survived by one daughter, Pamela Lynn and husband Kenny Ray Villines; two grandsons, Travis and Zachary Villines; and one granddaughter, Amanda Villines, all of Forum, AR. He is also survived by three nephews, three nieces and several cousins.

Mr. Tirey was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Katheryn Sue Tirey; three brothers, Lester Jack Tirey, William Donald Tirey and James Udell Tirey.

An informal memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 8 at 2 p.m. at the Berryville First United Methodist Church with the Reverend Tim Garrison officiating. There will be no visitation. Memorials can be made to the charity of your choice. Condolences can be sent to the family at www.nelson-funeral.com