Roy Frederick Persson, of Sherwood, realized God’s promise, “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints” on Thursday, September 8, 2016.
He was born to Swedish immigrants on Chicago’s Southside July 11, 1918. He sealed his eternal destiny at age 18 when he kneeled beside his work bench at the Rock Island Armory, and believed on the Lord Jesus Christ. He demonstrated this commitment by a daily walk of faith in God’s provision, by living faithfully with his wife, Gracia, for 61 years until her death, and by resolving that “the praise of the Lord would always be on his lips.”
A week before his passing, he called his eight children together and gave this simple admonition, “Live for the Lord”.
Visitation will be held on Monday, September 12 from 6-8 pm at Faith Bible Fellowship, 1201 W. Maryland, Sherwood. His life will be celebrated in community on Tuesday, September 13, at 3:00 pm at the church.
Arrangements entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076.