Lonnie "L.J." Dart, Jr.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Lonnie "L.J." Dart, Jr., 84 of Garfield, Ark., passed away Friday, July 24, 2015, in Circle of Life at Legacy Village, Bentonville, Ark.

He was born April 7, 1931, in Garfield, Ark., the son of Lonnie Seth and Margaret (O'Neill) Dart. He was married to Winnie Persons, who passed away. He later married Mary Murphy, who also preceded him in death. In January 2007, he was united in marriage to Bobbie Easley, who survives.

Additional survivors include: two daughters, Jean Jones of Benton City, Wash., and Debra Dart, of Rogers, Ark.; one brother, Gaylord Dart, of Garfield, Ark.; one sister, Rebecca Wilkerson, of Pea Ridge, Ark.; one granddaughter; two great-grandchildren; five step grandchildren and eight step great grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wives, Winnie and Mary; one son, Andy and one brother, Bernard.

He grew up and received his education at Garfield, Ark., where he graduated from high school. He entered the U.S. Air Force, serving from 1951 until 1955. For 29 years, he owned and operated a service station in Gateway, Ark. He was a past bank director for Seligman Bank and Bank of Aurora for 27 years and was the mayor of Gateway, Ark. He was a member of Garfield Church of Christ and a member of Gideons International.

Funeral services were held Monday in Garfield Baptist Church, Garfield, Ark., under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Bobby Vaughn and Rev. Russell Bishop conducted the services. Burial with military honors will be in Liberty Cemetery, Garfield, Ark.

Contributions may be made to Gideons International or Garfield Church of Christ in memory of L.J.

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