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D. R. (Bob) Powell

Founder of Powell Funeral Homes
David Robert "Bobby" Powell, Sr., well-known Bald Knob resident, died Saturday, September 30, 2006 at his home. He was 84 years of age. Mr. Powell was born January 17, 1922 in Altus, Arkansas, the son of Raymond and Floy Reid Powell. Bob was raised in Morrilton and from an early age worked with his family at the Reid Funeral Home, remaining there with the Harris family until 1960. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp, serving in World War II, a 33rd degree Scottish Rites mason and a member of the Albert Pike Temple in Little Rock. Mr. Powell was a member of the Central Baptist Church in Bald Knob, where he was a Deacon being ordained on December 15, 1963. Mr. Bob was respected in the community as well as the funeral industry having purchased Powell Funeral Home in 1960. He was the 2005 Citizen of the Year for Bald Knob and serves on the Board of Directors for Selected Funeral and Life Insurance Company, which he help found in the early 1960's. He was a past member of the Lyda P Miller Library Board, Bald Knob Housing Authority, Bald Knob Industrial Development Commission and the Bald Knob Education Committee. He also previously served as a member and president of the Bald Knob Rotary Club and the Lions Club, and served on the board for the Shady Grove Cemetery and the Bald Knob Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Powell was a past president of the Arkansas Funeral Directors Association and has been Funeral Director of the year for the state of Arkansas. He served several terms and as Chairman of the Arkansas Burial Association Board. For several years, he was Secretary and Treasurer of the Arkansas Club of Burial Associations. Mr. Bob had a big heart and was always very generous with his time. Paramount for him was his family, church, community, and his chosen profession, which was his life's calling. He always greeted everyone with a big smile and a friendly word and usually had something witty to add. He was a friend to everyone he met and counselor to many.

David Powell Jr

David R. Powell, Jr.
Owner
davidpowelljr@powellfuneralhome.net

David has been involved in fuenral service his entire life. He is a licensed funeral director and embalmer and is currently serving as the White County Coroner. David has served his profession well through the years, having served on numerous boards on both state and national levels, including the Arkansas State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors, The Arkansas Funeral Directors Association (Past President) as well as the Conference of Funeral Service Examining Board.  He has also been very active in many civic clubs and other causes serving the White County area. David and his wife Cathy, who also assists at the funeral homes, reside in Searcy and are the parents of four children.

 

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Tyler Hyatt, CPC
Manager
tylerhyatt@powellfuneralhome.net

Tyler manages the operation of our Bald Knob location and is a licensed funeral director/embalmer, White County Chief Deputy Coroner, a Certified Pre-Planning Consultant (CPC) and owner of the Hyatt Monument Company. He is a native of Woodruff County and graduated from McCrory High School in 1991. In 1994, he married the former Amy Miller and made Bald Knob home. He and Amy are the parents of three wonderful children: Peyton, Meredith and Camryn. Tyler has served as Chamber of Commerce President as well as numerous years on their Board of Directors and is a past Bald Knob School Board member. He is a member of the Bald Knob Rotary Club, the Shady Grove Cemetery Board where he serves as Cemetery Sexton and a member of the L.J.Steward Addition Board of Directors as well as the Bald Knob Fire Department. Tyler is also currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Arkansas Funeral Directors Association where he served as Association President, 2012-2013. He is also a member of the National Funeral Directors Association. He has been very involved in the baseball and softball programs in the community and enjoys hunting and hanging out on the river with family and friends as well as rooting for the Bald Knob Bulldog football teams. The Hyatts are members of the Central Baptist Church.

 

 

David Powell III

David R. Powell, III
Funeral Director

David is a fourth generation funeral director and has been involved in funeral service his entire life. He has been active in many civic organizations through the years, serving as President of the Bald Knob Chamber of Commerce and President of the Bald Knob Rotary Club. David resides in Searcy and has three children: Nicole, Robbie and Ben.

 

 

 Ciley Johnson

 

Ciley Johnson
Funeral Director/Embalmer
cileyjohnson@powellfuneralhome.net

Ciley joined the Powell Funeral Home staff in October, 2010 as a licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer and a licensed pre-need/insurance counselor. She is from Bradford, Arkansas where she graduated high school in 2007. Ciley graduated from Arkansas State University - Mt. Home in 2010 with a degree in Funeral Science. She loves sports, the outdoors, watching her nieces (Morgan and Presley) play basketball as well as spending time with her nephew, Aedan.

 

 Ken Keedy

 

Ken Keedy
Funeral Director
kenkeedy@powellfuneralhome.net

 

 

 Dale Bonner

 

Dale Bonner
Funeral Director
dalebonner@powellfuneralhome.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Tammy Powell

 

Tammy Powell-Taylor
Insurance Clerk/Secretary 
tammytaylor@powellfuneralhome.net

 

 

 

 

Gene Martin
Funeral Director

 Gene is a licensed funeral director and assists the funeral homes, part-time, with funerals and visitations. He has owned and operated several sucessful businesses in White County throughout the years and been active in civic affairs. He and wife Freda are active memebers of the Westside Church of Christ in Searcy. 

 

 Don Stanley

 

Don Stanley
Pre-need Counselor

 Don has been a valued member of our staff since 2008 and has numerous years experience in the pre-need/final expense field. Don and wife Peggy are natives of the Hope, Arkansas area and have been residents of Searcy for over 10 years. Don also serves as a Church of Christ minister in South Arkansas.

 Don Barron

 

 

Don Barron
Funeral Assistant

 Don assists the funeral homes with evening visitations as well as funerals. He has been active in area funeral homes for nearly 10 years and enjoys helping the families we serve. He is a life-long resident of White County and resides in Bradford. He is a member of the Bradford Baptist Church where he has served as deacon for a number of years.

 

 

Barry Gladden
Funeral Director/Embalmer

Barry has been active in funeral service for a number of years and has experience in funeral home management. He is a graduate of Northwest Mississippi College of Mortuary Science and also serves as a White County Deputy Coroner. Barry and his family are members of the Church of Christ.