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. 


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