Junior S. Bechtel, 82, of Benton died December 23, 2006, in Little Rock, Ark.
Mr. Bechtel was a retired truck driver after 42 years of service with ABF and Teamster. He was born December 23, 1924, in Dunklin County, Mo., to the late W.E. and Evelyn Jones Bechtel.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Bechtel is preceded in death by two brothers, Joe and James Bechtel.
Survivors include his children, Clint Bechtel of Winfield, Mo., Connie Beckham and husband, Allen, of Fort Worth, Tex., Jack Gibson and wife, Kathy, of Benton, Kenneth Bechtel and wife, Barbara, of Holcomb, Mo., Mike Bechtel and wife, Teresa, of Benton, and Jane Hixson and husband, Junior, of Collinsville, Okla.; six grandchildren, Clinton Wayne Bechtel, Tonya Bechtel, Christy Bechtel, Jonathan Bechtel, Douglas Gibson and Alex Bechtel; two great-grandchildren and one sister, Leveda Blanton, of Holcomb, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 27, at the Roller-Ballard Funeral Home.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 28, 2006, in the chapel of Roller-Ballard Funeral Home with Bro. Joe Campbell officiating.
Interment followed at the Pinecrest Memorial Park in Alexander.
Online guestbook www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/ballard.