Bennie McEntire, 78, of Monett, passed away at his home on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. He was born on Sept. 18, 1935, in Shady Grove, Ark., son of William and Stella (Treece) McEntire. He was united in marriage to Joyce Rider on March 26, 1966, in Carson City, Nev. He served his country both in the U.S. Air Force and in the U.S. Navy. After his honorable discharge, he began working for the state of California as a mechanic. In 2011, he and his wife settled in Monett to make their home.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Joyce McEntire, of Monett; three sons, Jaimi McEntire and his wife, Mariati, of Monett, Benji McEntire and his wife, Jo, of Harrison, Ark., and Jay Heisler and his wife, Brenda, of Birmingham, Ala.; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one brother, Daniel McEntire, of Fort Smith, Ark.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one son, Jon McEntire, and two sisters.
Cremation arrangements are under the direction of the White Funeral Home and Crematory, Cassville.