Thomas J GwinBenton, AR, 1930 - 2019
Thomas J. "Tommy" Gwin, 89 of Benton. Born Feb. 19, 1930, in Grant Co., Ark., to Earl and Alice Lowman Gwin. Passed from this life to the next on Monday, February 25, 2019. Predeceased by his wife of 45 years, Maxine Gwin. He was a 1948 graduate of Sheridan High School. He accepted Jesus Christ as Savior at the age of 16 and was a faithful member of Ten Mile Missionary Baptist Church.
He was a proud member of the 11th Field Artillery, 24th Infantry Division of the United States Army during the Korean War, stationed in Korea and Japan. He was retired from the city of Benton as a City Engineer and was also self-employed as a land surveyor. He was a bass fisherman and hunter with fishing being his love. He was a board member for the Lonsdale Fire Department and past chairman, Ten Mile Crime Watch, and instrumental in beginning the Kiwanis Girls' Softball Program in Benton.
Left to cherish his memory: daughter: Candy Gwin Miller (Keith) of Benton; grandchildren: Kori Miller Smith (Chad) and Karis Miller Kesterson (Shad); great-grandchildren: Anabella and Kaden Smith, Kenadee and Kopelyn Kesterson; son: Terry Millay (Sheila) of Paragould; grandchildren: Riley, Sadie and Colton Millay
Step-children: Anita Ward, Randy Ward (Tammy), and Judi Ward Wade (Jody); step-grandchildren: Zach and Tyler Whitley; siblings: Marilyn Ashcraft, Mildred Hitt, Lowman Gwin (Kitty), Aaron (Jamie) Gwin; bonus grandchild: Stetson (Lindsey) Blaylock.
Services will be held at Ten Mile Missionary Baptist Church, Lonsdale, Ark. Thursday at 11 a.m. Services with be conducted by Bro. Will Diggs and Bro. Vance Nutt. Serving as pallbearers will be Stetson Blaylock, Eddie Warford, Eddie Tackett, Donald Covert, Charles Turley and Doyce Corrigan. Visitation will be held Wednesday February 27, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Roller-Alcoa Funeral Home, 6700 Alcoa Road, Benton, Ark. 72015 (501) 315-0700.
Memorials can be made to Ten Mile Cemetery Association, attention Jerry R. Westerson, 16076 Hwy. 70, Benton, Ark. 72019. Please sign the online guestbook at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com\bryant.
Published February 26, 2019
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Roller-Alcoa Funeral Home
PO Box 2189, Benton, AR