Brenda Jane Knobbe
December 14, 1937 until July 3, 2023
Ronald (Ron) Jerome Carrell of Gravette, age 85, passed away on Monday, July 3rd 2023 at Circle of Life Hospice in Bentonville, Arkansas. He was born on Tuesday, December 14th 1937 in Casey, Illinois to Jesse and Rose Carrell (Kasperic).
Ron was the youngest of eight children and grew up in Toppenish, Washington. Graduating from Toppenish High, he immediately enlisted in the United States Marine Corps at the age of 17. He served his country for 13 years and loved to share stories of his adventures with his children and grandchildren. Ron and Mardy moved to Gravette in 1995 from Las Vegas. He loved spending time with his family, visiting and helping his neighbors, and socializing with his friends at Austin Drug. He truly epitomized the saying, “never met a stranger.” He was active with the raising of his grand kids and involved in their school activities. He served as President of the Gravette Kiwanis Club.
He is preceded in death by his parents; Jesse and Rose, two grandchildren; Jami and Alex, one great-granddaughter; Aria, two sisters; Phyllis and Norma, and two brothers; Bud and Chuck.
Ron is survived by his beloved wife of nearly 58 years; Mardelle (Mardy) Jean Carrell (Martin), three sons; Steve Carrell of Pea Ridge, Ron Carrell Jr. (Tina) of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Joe Hayes (Carla) of Seymour, Illinois, two daughters; Barbara Siebold (Pete) of Gravette, and Donna Carrell (John) of Claremore, Oklahoma, one sister; Nina Zutter of Toppenish, Washington, two brothers; Don Carrell of Greenup, Illinois, and Bob Carrell of Lake Stevens, Washington, 9 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren (with two on-the-way), and many nieces and nephews dearly loved by him.
A graveside celebration of life will be held July 22nd 2023 at 10:30 a.m. at the Bethel Cemetery in Gravette.