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Carroll Koonce Barron, age 87

Carroll Koonce Barron, 87, of Cabot, Arkansas passed away March 6, 2021 in Sherwood, Arkansas. He was born in Fordyce, Arkansas on January 25, 1934.

He is preceded in death by his parents, James Cleveland Barron and Rowena Koonce Barron; his sister, Minnie Reba Owen and brother-in-law, George Mayronne.

Carroll is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Mary Ann Barron; his children, James Barron, Daniel Barron (Kae), and Amy Wren; his grandchildren, Jim Burge, Lydia Petersen (Nathan), Meaghan Wren, Jeremiah Wren (Alyssa), and Stuart Wren; great grandchildren, Tommy Fiechtner (Jessica), Katie Petersen, and Sophia Wren; great great grandchildren, Veronica and Liliana Fiechtner; his sister, Nancy Mayronne; grandnephew, Carl Brassfield and a host of nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends.

Carroll proudly served and retired from the United States Marine Corps. He served during the Korean War and Vietnam War. Carroll was a Freemason and a member of the Eastern Star. He was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church in Cabot. He enjoyed collecting rocks, reading books, doing puzzles, and deer hunting.  Carroll was a loving man who was true to his word and his mantra in life was adapt and overcome. He was an amazing husband, father, grandfather, and family man. He will be missed by all who knew him.

In light of the current health concerns, Carroll’s family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers if you are not able to attend the service. Please be aware, as per Arkansas directives, attendance will be regulated in accordance to Arkansas guidelines. All guests in attendance will be required to wear masks, and social distancing guidelines will be in place.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Freehouse Cemetery, C/O Elaine McDougald, 1680 Mt. Elba Rd, New Edinburg, AR 71660.

Carroll’s visitation will be on Monday, March 15, 2021 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at A Natural State Funeral Service in Jacksonville. Graveside funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 2:00 pm at Freehouse Cemetery on Ar-8 in New Edinburg, Arkansas.

Services are under the trusted direction of A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400.


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  • Pete Cooper Posted March 12, 2021 1:51 PM

    Carroll was always sunnyside foremost, and his kids did him proud!

  • Christy Shirey Posted March 12, 2021 2:46 PM

    Carroll Barron was my second father all through Rainbows 🌈. He became a good friend as an adult in Eastern Star ⭐️. He will always be loved and will be forever missed! My prayers are with the whole Barron – Wren family. Much love to you all – Christy

  • Billie Jean Abbott Posted March 13, 2021 7:57 PM

    Mary, Amy and family, I was so sorry learn of Mr Barron, passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May the Lord comfort you in your hours of grief

  • Ellen Kay Moore Posted March 14, 2021 11:57 PM

    Carroll, you always were friendly and fun to talk to. Mary Ann and family… I am so sorry for our loss. He was a good soul and will be missed.

  • Shane Jimenez Posted March 15, 2021 1:07 AM

    Mr. Barron was the kindness man you’ll ever meet he will give his shirt off his back to help someone in need. I remember when I was 13 I was his next door neighbor and asked if I can cut his yard this summer and he sd sure so Mr. Barron was my first Boss. Now I live in Texas and every time me and my family come down to visit my mom. Mr Barron always comes out and comes over to see how the family is doing I always love that about him and I’m always going to miss that

  • Keith and Mary Kilpatrick Posted March 15, 2021 5:09 PM

    I am so sorry to hear that Mr. Barron passed away. We are praying for peace and comfort for the family. God bless you all. I went to school with Amy and we were good friends.

  • Gloria Carroll Quimby Posted March 17, 2021 3:34 PM

    A dear friend from Fordyce. Carroll was a big brother to us.

  • JOHNNIE WHITESIDE Posted April 18, 2021 4:56 PM

    First let me say that I could not attend the the services because of Doctors appointments but am so sorry for OUR loss. My heartfelt condolences to you Mary Ann and the family. You have lost one most dear and I have lost a dear Brother. Believe me I know what it’s like to lose one like that for it has happened, a short time ago, to me. Now I am so sorry that I am so late signing the guest book but had lost it on my computer and just found it today. Carroll was very dedicated to the Masonic and Eastern Star activities. Gone now but, we feel, to a much better place. May the One who knows all and sees all wrap his ever loving arms around you and grant you the peace that you and the family deserve. God bless you and the family during this time of healing.

  • James Ashberry Posted June 20, 2021 8:03 AM

    I was Carroll and Mary Ann’s next door neighbor for many years, until about 1996, when my wife and I were divorced. I was also a good friend of their son, James Barron, but have since lost touch. I have lived in Texas since 2007, but will always remember my good friends on Tates Mill Road. I’m sorry to hear about his death when I was browsing for my old friends in Arkansas

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