Born 7-24-1960 -- Died 12-13-2005
Steven Jeff Montgomery, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., son of Bonita Walker Montgomery and the late James Arthur Montgomery was born July 24, 1960 in Salem.
He died Dec. 13, 2005, at Mountmain Home, Ark., at the age of 45 years.
He was married to Lisa Sullivan on March 20, 1987 at Hardy, Ark.
He spent his working years as a husband, father, and owner/operator of Market Street Pharmacy in Horseshoe Bend. He was president of the ICC School Board, past justice of the peace in Izard County, past administrator of the Fulton County Hospital, past president of the Arkansas Pharmaceautical Student Association and he was also active in various other clubs and organizations.
Steven took great pride in Rachel's academics, Adam's sports and Hadley's roping.
He had a great love for all types of sports, guns and horses and was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his wife, Lisa Montgomery of Horseshoe Bend; a son, Adam Dalton Montgomery of Horseshoe Bend; a daughter, Rachel Montgomery of Horseshoe Bend; his mother, Bonita Mongomery and Buddy of Viola; a brother, Donald Montomery of Viola; a sister, Velisa DeShazo and husband, Eddie, a nephew, Hadley DeShazo, of Horseshoe Bend; and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, maternal grandparents and paternal grandparents.
The funeral service was held Dec. 16 at the ICC School with Bro. Jim Moore and Bro. Loye Vern Mason officiating. Burial was in the Viola Cemetery in Viola, Ark., with arrangements under the direction of Barker Funeral Home of Salem.
Pallbearers were Travis Raines, Mike McCollum, Dean Batterton, Kevin Scribner, Tommy Walker Jr., Scott Walker, Joe Hamby and Randy Love.
Honoray pallbearers were Blake Love, Brandon Love, Brock Love, Josh Hamby, Robert Stephens, Brian Gaskins, Ray Berry, Fred Walker, Dr. Carl Arnold, Stan Fowler Dr. Louis Campos, David Harmon, Dr. Merle Grasse, Jake Acord, ICC School Board members, members of the OFBA Breeder's Assocition, Tommy Trett, Mike Sullivan and David Jennings.
Memorials preferred to the Arkansas Children's Hospital, 800 Marshall Street, Little Rock, AR 72202.