Garrett R. Bearden

Sunday, May 6, 2018
Garrett R. Bearden

Garrett R. Bearden, 54, of Jonesboro, former Leachville resident, died Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at his home. Born March 29, 1964, in Memphis, he was the son of the late John F. and Norma Joy Wallace Bearden and had lived most of his life in Leachville. Garrett was a 1982 graduate of Leachville High School and was a member of the Leachville First United Methodist Church. A professional musician, he had played drums for many bands over the years including, Black Oak Arkansas, Currency, Warning, Blue Oyster Cult, and Clay, a Christian rock band affiliated with the First Church of God in Paragould. He was currently employed by Godsey's Grill in Jonesboro.

Survivors include one son, John Jacob Garrett Bearden of Leachville; one daughter, Brianna Joy Ibanez (Isaac) of Leachville; one granddaughter, Ava Synclaire Ibanez, and was expecting another grandchild. He also leaves

one brother, Mike Bearden of Rogers; four sisters, Kay Worsham (Larry), Gay Cullum (Joe), Pam Willett and Johnnye Johnson (Donnie), all of Jonesboro.

Funeral service was 2 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at the Howard Funeral Service Chapel in Leachville. Burial followed in Leachville Cemetery. The family received visitors from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers were Mark Cobbs, Billy Pate, Jim Mangrum, Ricky Lee Reynolds, J.D. Shepard, Jr. and John Jacob Garrett Bearden. Honorary pallbearers included John Roth, Bryan Blocker, Keith Blocker, Blythe Selby and Ronnie Kennett. Guest register: