MONETTE, Ark. -- J.R. Marret, 85, died Nov. 15, 2007, at the Monette Manor.
Born Feb. 5, 1922, in Cardwell, Mo., to the late James Roy and Laura Marret, he was a retired lifelong farmer and conservationist. An Army veteran of World War II and a Mason, he was of the Baptist belief.
Survivors include: his wife of 62 years, Thelma "Marie" Marret of the home, two sons and one daughter-in-law, John Marret of Corning, Ark., and Jim and Elaine Marret of Sikeston, Mo.; one daughter, Mikki Marret; one brother, Frank Marret of the state of Tennessee; six grandsons Tony Marret of Jacksonville, Matt Marret of Benton, Mo., Josh Marret of Charleston, Mo., Chad Marret of Pocahontas, Adam Marret of Jonesboro and Brit Bippus of Corning; three granddaughters, Christi Marret of Sherwood, Jessica Bippus of Corning and Chrystal Ivy; and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one son, Brent Marret; two brothers, John Eli Marret and Ray Marret; and two sisters, Mabel Stewart and Faye Harrell.
Visitation is scheduled from 6-9 p.m. tonight at the Mitchell Funeral Home in Paragould where services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday with Glen Hurst officiating.
Burial will follow in the Cochrum Cemetery.