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Ronald DeWaine Tarr

Ronald DeWaine Tarr, 71, of Cabot, AR, and with ties to Roanoke, IN, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2022.

Mr. Tarr attended Waynedale Baptist Church. He spent 13 years as the assistant pastor at Roanoke Baptist Church and then joined Bible Baptist Church in Jacksonville, AR, in 1998. He then worked at the Little Rock Air Force Base and later for defense contractors. He retired in 2020 after 16 years of service.

He was born on Aug. 13, 1950, in Fort Wayne, to Susanne Maurine and Roger Eugene Tarr. He married Twyla Jean Tarr on Dec. 13, 1969. She survives in Cabot, AR.

Additional survivors include four children, Michael (Julie) Tarr, of Zanesville, Jonathan (Candi) Tarr, of Pensacola, FL, Darryl (Lyndsey) Tarr, of Indianapolis, and MaKaylah (Ryan) Solis, of Cabot, AR; daughter-in-law, Kimberly Tarr, of Mesa, AZ; four siblings, Bruce Tarr, of Fort Wayne, Anita Chenoweth, of Albion, David (Holly) Tarr, of Roanoke, and Nila Dafforn, of Ossian; and 12 grandchildren, Brianna (Steven) Perse, Caleb Tarr, Derek Tarr, Carolann Tarr, Jason Tarr, Jon Paul Tarr, Makenzie Tarr, Peyton Tarr, Addilyn Tarr, Connor Solis, Katelyn Solis and Carson Solis.

He was preceded in death by his eldest son, Joseph Tarr.

A funeral service took place on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022, at Bible Baptist Church in Jacksonville, AR. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.

A burial service will take place on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022, at 2 p.m., at Lancaster Cemetery in Huntington, with Michael Tarr officiating. Bailey-Love Mortuary, Huntington, will be handling local services.

Memorials may be made to provide new school vans for both Cornerstone Baptist Academy in Indianapolis and Jacksonville Christian Academy in Jacksonville, AR, in care of Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 W. Park Drive, Huntington.

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