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Jerry "Brent" Masters

Roland, AR, 1960 - 2021

Jerry Brent Masters, age 60, of Roland, Ark., passed away in Little Rock January 19, 2021. Brent was born September 29, 1960, in Mena, Ark., spent several growing up years in Greenville, Texas, but lived the majority of his life in Little Rock.
Brent graduated from McClellan High in 1979 and was a UALR graduate in 1984 with a degree in English. Brent had several passions. He was an Eagle Scout, a leader in the Young Life Organization, leading many busloads of young people to ski in Colorado. He was a big fan of the music group U2, hiked the Ouachita Trail and was an excellent photographer with thousands of images in digital files. Brent worked several years with Concert Staging, traveling the U.S. helping set up outdoor staging systems for music groups, and a few years with Ink Custom Tees as I.T. director.
He was also a big fan of the Chicago Cubs, Indy Car Racing (not NASCAR), and especially NASA and the space program. Of course, Brent's biggest love was for his wife, Marsha, his family and especially his nephews, attending many of their sporting events.
Brent is survived by his wife, Marsha, of Roland; his parents, Jerry and Karen Masters of Bryant; brother, Scott (Janis) of Bryant; brother, Jason of Benton and nephews, Taylor (Katy) of Hot Springs, Dylan (Alyssa) of Fayetteville and Austin of Denver, Colo.; a great-nephew, Sanford of Fayetteville; his mother-in-law, Zela Mae Strange of Roland; brother-in-law, Sam Strange (Anita); several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his father-in-law, Sammie Strange; grandparents, T.C. & Helen Masters of Mena; and C.H. Ross of Wickes.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Grace Church, 12900 Cantrell Road, Little Rock, Arkansas 72223, or charity of your choice.
Funeral service will be held 10:00 am Saturday, January 23, 2021 at Smith Little Rock Funeral Home, 8801 Knoedl Court. Burial will follow at 2:30 pm at Pinecrest Cemetery in Mena, Ark. COVID-19 directives will be followed-masks will be required and provided, and social distancing will be enforced. Online guestbook at

Published January 22, 2021

Smith Little Rock Funeral Home
8801 Knoedl Ct., Little Rock, AR
Phone: 501-224-2200