Duane Alfred Guffey

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Duane Alfred Guffey, 75, of Viola, Ark., passed from this life on Tuesday, April 21, in Viola. Duane was born November 21, 1944 to the late Henry Kay (H.K.) Guffey and Erple L. (Blair) Guffey in Mitchell, Ark.

Duane was united in marriage to Brenda Karen Baker on June 19, 1965 in Viola, and to this union three children were born. Duane spent his working years as a farmer and was of the Baptist faith. Duane was a simple man who loved his family, farming, baseball and softball. He was a loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and friend.

Duane is survived by his wife, Brenda Guffey of the home; son, Jason Guffey and wife Tricia of Viola; two daughters, Angela Bassham and husband Shannon of Viola and Lisa Guffey of Springfield, Mo.; six grandchildren, Kellen Bassham of Memphis, Tenn., Gregory Scott Kissinger of Glencoe, Ark., Ethan Kissinger (Becky) of Austin, Ark., Chelsea Bassham of Mountain Home, Ark.; Mallory Guffey of Viola, and Madeline Busker of Springfield, Mo.; three sisters, Erlene Raymond and husband Don of Upper Frenchville, Maine, Brenda Criswell and husband Glen of Mountain View, Ark. and Debbie Guffey of Viola; many other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother (Kenneth Guffey).

Private services will be held for the family. Honorary pallbearers will be family and friends. Memorials may be made to the Elizabeth Cemetery in Elizabeth, Ark. Arrangements are under the direction of Barker Funeral Home in Salem, Ark. Guests may sign an online registry at www.barkerfuneral.com.