Thursday, September 13, 2007

Morris "Leon" Painter, 70, of Springdale, Ark., died Sept. 2, 2007.

He was born Dec. 11, 1936, in Barry County. He attended school in Washburn and Wheaton and graduated from high school in shawnee Mission, Kan. He worked at RTW in rogers, Ark., for 27 years.

He married june Paul Burge on Nov. 6, 1973, in rogers, Ark.

Survivors include: Norma Rainey and Galen DeBord, both of Springfield, charlotte Weathers, of Manassas, Va., robert DeBord, of Rogers, Ark., Katrinka Booth, of Farmington, Ark., Ameila Sick, of Des Moines, Iowa, Nathan Painter, of Sherwood, Ark., and Laney Painter, of Springdale, Ark.; his mother, Leona Laney Painter Butterfield, of Cassville; one brother, bob Painter, of Monett; one sister, Carol Thomas, of Exeter; one stepbrother, Gary Butterfield, of Pierce City; 15 grandchildren; and 15 great grandchildren.

Graveside services were held at Bentonville Cemetery Saturday under the direction of Heritage Funeral Home, Springdale, Ark. An additional memorial service was held at the First Baptist Church in Cassville with Rev. John Duncan officiating.