Vonner R. Cherry, 97
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Vonner R. Cherry, age 97, a Mountain Home resident of 50 years, passed away on Sunday, 7/6/14.
He is survived locally by his wife of 67 years, Elinor Garvey Cherry, his daughter Lisa Cherry and her husband Craig Levy of Cave Creek, Arizona and dear family friends Roberta and David Heldenbrand of Mountain Home.
Mr. Cherry was born November 6, 1916 in Amarillo, Texas and attended Texas A&M University.
A petroleum engineer for Otis Engineering/Halliburton, he was involved in pioneering the oil industry in Venezuela. A WWII veteran, Mr. Cherry served as a Mosquito pilot in the Royal Canadian Air Force in the Northern European Theater. A lifetime Democrat, Mr. Cherry served as a Justice of the Peace in the Baxter County Quorum Court in the 1970's.
Memorials should be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital. All services will be private. Arrangements are by Roller Funeral Home. Visit our online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com
Roller-Chenal Funeral Home
13801 Chenal Parkway
Little Rock, AR 72211
Published in Baxter Bulletin on July 10, 2014