Kenton Floyd Treat, 71
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Kenton Floyd Treat, age 71 of Mountain Home passed away Wednesday April 24, 2013.
A Twin Lakes Area native, Mr. Treat was born Feb. 6, 1942, a son of Floyd "Big" Treat and Zetta Henson Treat. He grew up at Flippin, where he attended and graduated school. Mr. Treat entered the U.S. Navy, where he served aboard the USS Kearsarge during the Laos crisis of 1961.
After his military service, Mr. Treat worked as an electrician for North American Rockwell. He later became an independent businessman and was active in various community ventures. Mr. Treat served 30 years on the Northwest Arkansas Economic Development District board of directors, including 12 years as board chairman. He also was on the Arvest Advisory Board.
Mr. Treat served 32 years as a reserve deputy with the Baxter County Sheriff's Office, including 10 years with the Criminal Investigative Division. He was a member of the Baxter County Planning Board and chaired the board for construction of the Baxter County Detention Center.
A Master Mason, Mr. Treat had been a Mason for 48 years and was a 32nd degree Shriner. He was an endowment and lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. Mr,.Treat was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt, often venturing on hunting trips in the West.
On Christmas Eve 1961, Mr. Treat married Carolyn Seawright, also of Flippin. They became parents of three children, Sheila Treat of Mountain Home; Teresa (and Jim) Teague of Star City; and Kenton Floyd Treat II of West Plains, MO.
Survivors include his wife, at home; his three children: three grandchildren: Stuart Dollar of Mountain Home and Dylan and Alyssa Teague of Star City; a brother, Kenneth Treat of Mountain Home; a sister, Kathy White of Bull Shoals; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.
Mr. Treat was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Kern Treat, Keith Treat and Kelley treat; a sister, Betty Kay Treat; and a grandson, Justin Alan Teague.
Visitation will be from 12 until 9 PM Friday, April 26, 2013 at Roller Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 6 until 8 PM. A funeral service, conducted by Frank Daniels, Life Tribute Specialist will be held 2 PM Saturday, April 27, 2013 at Roller Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Flippin Cemetery. A Masonic service, military honors by Ozark VFW Post 3246 and Baxter County Sheriff's Department honors will all take place at the graveside.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Baxter House Adult Day Care Center.
Arrangements are by Roller Funeral Home. Please sign our online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com
Published in Baxter Bulletin from Apr. 25 to Apr. 26, 2013