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David “Big Dave” Perry, 61

David “Big Dave” Perry, 61 of Benton, Arkansas passed from this life on Monday, September 3, 2018. He was born in Little Rock, Arkansas to J.D. and Wanda Perry. David loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, football, traveling, going to the horse races and spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by the love of his life, Kathy Mitchell; three children, Kelsey Minchew (Garrett), Tara Mitchell, Corey Morris; grandchild, Dakoda Morris; mother, Wanda Perry; brother, Rick Perry and a host of other family and friends. David is preceded in death by his father, J.D. Perry; brother, Douglas Perry and two grandchildren, Evvy and Jett Minchew.

A celebration of David’s life will be announced at a later date.

Arrangements have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400



  • Debbie Runkle Posted September 6, 2018 4:40 PM

    Kathy and Ricky, I will so miss Davey. He always made me laugh and gave the biggest hugs. Rest in Peace my sweet cousin.

  • Wayne Krippendorf Posted September 6, 2018 7:24 PM

    Dave was a great person and a friend you could trust. He’s one in a million.

  • Brenda ley Posted September 6, 2018 10:20 PM

    Rest in peace sweet cousin.

  • O.D. Kumpe Posted September 7, 2018 8:59 AM

    We are so very sorry for your loss and you will be in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. O.D. and Susan Kumpe

  • Billie Boyd Posted September 8, 2018 11:59 AM

    To my nephew, Davy, whom I have always loved. You have been a joy in my life. Living next door to you was always a fun experience. Honey, remember the gumballs? Will miss you so much.

  • jimmy don smith Posted September 9, 2018 6:02 PM

    Sending blessings to all the family and friends I’ll always miss you my buddy David and cousin rip love you Jimmy son Smith god bless you all

  • Rhonda Bowler-Reed Posted September 10, 2018 12:35 PM

    I am so sorry for the loss of Dave. He will be missed by many. Prayers and thoughts go out to the family during this time.

  • Shannon Schubert Posted September 11, 2018 8:48 AM

    Rest in Peace my sweet cousin. Your big smile will forever be in my heart! Love You Davie💙 your kansas cousins- Shannon, Rickey, and Freddie

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