Luther Edward “Ed” Lagrone, United States Army, Retired, age 90, of Pine Bluff, passed away Saturday, September 21, 2019.
Born September 25, 1928 at Boydell in Ashley County, AR, he was a son of the late Luther Bunion Lagrone and Doris Williams Lagrone. He graduated from Dermott High School in 1946.
Mr. Lagrone enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps in 1946 and served with distinction, receiving the Bronze Star Medal with three oak clusters and other decorations. He was stationed in Germany, and saw two tours of duty in Korea and one tour in Vietnam. He retired in 1971 as Chief Warrant Officer-3 after 24 years of service.
He then began his second career working for the Arkansas Department of Corrections, retiring in 1993 as Warden of the Diagnostic Unit after 20 years of service.
Mr. Lagrone was a member of White Hall First Baptist Church and enjoyed hunting and fishing.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Ouida Beane.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Louise Shepard Lagrone; his children, Barbara Ann Copeland (Mick), Wayne Lagrone, Rick Lagrone (Patricia), and Bobby Lagrone (Becky); his siblings, Kenny Lagrone (Darlene), Curtis Lagrone (Marie), and Della Jane Gladden; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; along with a number of nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be held Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 10:00 a.m. at White Hall First Baptist Church with Brother Paul Williams and Brother Jim Monroe officiating. Burial with Military Funeral Honors will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery by Robinson & Fuller White Hall Funeral Chapel.
Visitation will be held Tuesday from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at White Hall First Baptist Church. Memorials may be made to the Young at Heart Group at White Hall First Baptist Church, 8708 Dollarway Road, White Hall, AR 71602.
Online condolences may be made at RFWhiteHall.com.
Mr. Raymond Thrower, 59, of Bearden, Arkansas, passed Friday, September 20, 2019. Arrangements will be announced by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff. www.Brownfuneralhomeandmortuary.com.
Mr. Troy Starks 82, of Houston, Texas passed Sunday, September 22, 2019. Arrangements will be announced by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff. www.Brownfuneralhomeandmortuary.com.
Mrs. Earnestine Pam, 65, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas passed Sunday, September 22, 2019. Arrangements will be announced by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff. www.Brownfuneralhomeandmortuary.com.
Mr. Carnel Williams 61, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas passed Saturday, September 21, 2019. Arrangements will be announced by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff. www.Brownfuneralhomeandmortuary.com.