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Joe Plum
Joe Oscar Plum, age 97, of Waldron, passed away May 13, 2019, at his home. He was born June 22, 1921, to the late Samuel and Dollie Plum. Joe worked for the civil service for over 30 years and retired from Fort Chaffee, where he had been the foreman of the heavy equipment shop for many years. He loved to sing and play the guitar and performed often at church, nursing homes and other functions. He was an avid gardener and a champion at horseshoes. He was a longtime member of Winfield Baptist Church in Waldron and also gave freely of his time to the Gideons and Project Compassion.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles and George; six sisters, Emmer, Ruby, Joyce, Eulla Mae, Helen and Willene; his first wife of 45 years, Ruby Plum; his second wife of 21 years, Madie Plum; two sons, Jeffrey Plum and Gregory Plum; and a daughter, Julia Woods.
He is survived by a brother, Willis Plum and wife Donna of Peoria, Ill.; a son, Kenneth Plum and wife Leah of Greenwood; two daughters, Shirley Russell of Fort Smith and Donna Cantrell and husband Bob of Waldron; two stepsons, Jessie Hale of California and Perry Neal Vincent of Waldron; 12 grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 11 stepgreat-grandchildren; and many friends.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday, May 17, 2019, at Winfield Baptist Church with internment to follow at Lamb Cemetery, under the direction of Martin Funeral Home in Waldron.
The family will visit with friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Martin Funeral Home Chapel.
Online condolences may be sent at www.martinfuneralhomes.com.
Published in Times Record on May 15, 2019
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