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Ricky Dale Porterfield
May 18, 1954 - June 28, 2023

Ricky Dale “Petey” Porterfield of Lunsford departed this life on Wednesday, June 28, 2023 at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro, AR at the age of 69 years, 1 months and 10 days.  He was born Tuesday, May 18, 1954 in Trumann to the late Floyd Neal and Nita Jo Cox Porterfield and lived his lifetime in the Trumann area.  Petey loved fishing, duck hunting and his black lab Ruger and was a member of Lunsford Baptist Church.  He was preceded in death by one son, Isreal DeShane Porterfield and his parents.      He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Charlotte Porterfield of the home; two brothers, Larry Neal (Donna) Porterfield of Rudyard, MI and Tony (Sharon) Porterfield of Olive Branch, MS; two sisters, Diane Carr of Jonesboro and Loretta Jane (Phil) Harris of Moulton, AL; and one granddaughter, Anna Lynn Porterfield.      The family will receive friends Thursday, from 5:00 to 6:00 at Thompson Funeral Home in Trumann.  A celebration of life will follow at 6:00 p.m. in the chapel with Rev. Ron Langston and Rev. Jim Duffel officiating.  Burial will be Friday at 2:30 p.m. in Prairie Cemetery in Lunsford.       Pallbearers will be Lynn B. Ball, Larry Smith, Matt Emerson, Rex Holliday, Larry Don Lamberth and Terry Short.  Honorary pallbearers are Tommy Davis and Lunsford Baptist Church Men’s Sunday School Class. In compliance with COVID-19 guidelines, a mask or other facial covering is optional.       Lasting memorials may be made to the Lunsford Baptist Church building fund at 109 Hwy 69, Lake City, AR  72437.       Online guest book can be signed at www.thompsonfuneralhome.net

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June 29, 2023
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Thompson Funeral Home Chapel
220 Viva Drive
Trumann, AR 72472

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Funeral Service

June 29, 2023
06:00 PM

Thompson Funeral Home Chapel
220 Viva Drive
Trumann, AR 72472

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  1. Larry Cook , Walnut Ridge, AR. says

    So Sorry Larry & Family of the loss of your brother and loved one, I just want you to know you are all in my prayers. May God Wrap His loving comforting arms around you all. Your friend Larry

  2. Teresa Roberg, Lewisville, NC says

    Charlotte, I was so saddened to hear of Petey’s passing I will be keeping you and your dear Anna Lynn in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Paul Don Howard , Bay, AR says

    Sorry to hear of Pete’s passing. He was a good man and a great co-worker. Praying for you, Charlotte, and the family.

  4. Alice Harrison , TRumann Ar says

    So sorry for your loss he was always a great guy!

  5. Gary Russell , Trumann,Ar says

    Prayers to all

  6. Kenny & Connie Harvey. , Bradford AR says

    Charlotte So sorry for your loss. Charlotte you and Pete have always had a special place in mine and Kenny’s heart. Thoughts and prayers for you all. May God comfort you and family during this time of sorrow. Love you always. Kenny and Connie Harvey.

  7. Myra Osment, Germantown, Tn says

    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Jim and Myra White-Osment

  8. Debra Benson, Pocahontas says

    Diann, So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family for peace and comfort. Thoughts and prayers are with you all????????????????

  9. Stan Cragg, Conway, AR says

    So sorry to hear of Petey’s passing. We were very close friends back when we were young men, but have not been with each other in several years, but my love has always been with him. Fly high, ole friend…we will be with you again someday.

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