Lewis D. Balentine, 83
A come-and-go visitation for Lewis Dean Balentine, 83, of Oakland, Arkansas, will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. today, March 25, 2020, at Roller Funeral Home in Mountain Home, Arkansas. In observance of COVID-19 guidelines for gatherings, the number of people admitted at a time will be monitored. Mr. Balentine died March 21 in Mountain Home.
He was born July 31, 1936, in Fifty-Six, Arkansas, the son of Benjamin Eddie and Mittie Lancaster Balentine.
In 1964 in Calico Rock, Arkansas, he married Wilma Plumlee from Gainesville.
He was a farmer and a sewing machine mechanic at Marbax for more than 30 years. After retirement, he enjoyed gardening and working on his farm. He was a member of the Hilltop Baptist Church in Oakland, Arkansas, and an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed scuba diving, fishing and hunting (especially coon hunting).
Mr. Balentine was a family man who loved being with his children and grandchildren and always had time for them.
He is survived by one daughter, Tina Lynn Poe and husband Michael of Gainesville; two sons, Randy Dean Balentine and wife Adrienne, and Lewis “Eddie” Edward Curtis Balentine and wife Jennifer, all of Oakland; six grandchildren: Micaela Poe, Brandon Poe, Tristan Messier, Cole Balentine, Sierra Balentine and Elizabeth Balentine.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Wilma; one sister, Zelma Washam; and two brothers, E. C. Balentine and Leverle Balentine.
Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery at 11 a.m. Wednesday during a private family service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hilltop Baptist Church in Oakland. Online condolences may be expressed at rollerfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements by Roller Funeral Home, Mountain Home.