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Ramon Montez Chavez, age 72

Ramon Montez Chavez, 72 of Rupert Arkansas, sadly left us on February 11, 2024

Ramon is survived by his daughter Nicole Schafer, and granddaughters, Ella, Kate, and Caroline Schafer, his brother Ryan Hall, his sister Berta Rae Long, nephews David and Matthew Luckett, Frank Chmela and niece Carrie Clyde. He was preceded in death by his parents Bert and Midge Chavez and his sister Janice Osborn and her son Darren Chmela.

Ramon was born in Dorothy, West Virginia, and grew up in West Covina, California.  He excelled in school and sports and loved baseball and football. Family and friends called him Mone, Monie, Southern Buck, and Little Pup.  He moved to Rupert, AR in his mid-teens, where he attended Alread High School.  He was welcomed and liked by all the families and their children.  He worked for neighbors in their hayfields and he helped the potato farmers in the area. Later he worked as carpenter, a concrete mason and he did beautiful rock work.  He also worked for Gillam Railroad Service for over 15 years.

He loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, but Ramon’s favorite pastime was fishing. Mone enjoyed gathering with friends and neighbors for cookouts, horseshoes, cards and dominos.  Many will remember the fun nicknames Ramon gave them and his kindness and generosity.

Please join us as we remember Ramon on March 30, 2024 at 10:00am at Pleasant Grove Friendship Church; 22210 Hwy 16 West, Alread, AR 72031. Lunch to follow at the Church.

Arrangements by A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas. 501-982-3400.


  • Sandy McDonald Posted March 13, 2024 6:25 PM

    Ramon was like part of the family. We sure will miss him.

    • James Mooring Posted April 1, 2024 6:14 AM

      Yep..he will b be missed!

  • Jaye Pousson Stepp and Beryl Stepp Posted March 14, 2024 12:49 PM

    Ramon was an interesting character with a gigantic heart. He will be missed.

  • Robert Pousson Posted March 14, 2024 12:49 PM

    Ramone was a part of our family as well. The time that he shared with Margie and the rest of us will not be forgotten, especially the time’s when he spent Thanksgivings with my parents at their home on Toledo Bend. He was particularly unbearable when the Hogs were able to defeat the Tigers in their quest for an SEC title. We will always remember the great fisherman and hunter that we called our brother.

  • Richard John Luckett Posted March 14, 2024 2:23 PM

    I remember Mone as my Sister in law’s brother, he was a tough guy but gentle playing with us kids, all I’ve heard is good things about him, and he was always good to me, rest in peace brother Mone

  • Barry Bulloch Posted March 15, 2024 10:49 AM

    I met Ramon right at 30 years ago through a common friend and we became close almost immediately. He was as caring an individual as I have er known and he helped me in many ways over the years we shared. I spent a lot of time on his place with him and others hunting and sharing experiences of our own. He spent a lot of days, and nights, at my place on the Little Red River trout fishing among other things and then would share his bounty on his way back up “the mountain!” I will miss him terribly as Will many. Rest In Peace my friend!🙏🙏🙏

  • Laura Rudol Posted March 15, 2024 8:16 PM

    I’m so very sorry Nicole for your lost. It’s so hard to lose the ones you Love. May he R.I.P.

  • Rudolph Oerlemans Posted March 17, 2024 1:44 PM

    Rest in peace buddy. We had so many good times and will always be thinking about them.

  • Les Mooring Posted April 1, 2024 6:15 AM

    Gonna miss him!

  • Berta Rae Posted July 13, 2024 6:23 PM

    I miss you, big brother

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