El Dorado News

October 21, 2018
El Dorado News Times


This article was published November 30, 2017 at 5:00 a.m.

Johnny Doyle Gathright, Sr. Johnny Doyle Gathright,Sr. 91, passed away November 28th at the John Williamson Hospice House in El Dorado, AR after an extended stay at Courtyard Health and Rehab. He was a Veteran of the United States Army and retired from Johns Manville Forrest Products in Huttig, AR where he was a long time resident. He was an avid hunter and he loved spending time in the woods. He was born October 3, 1926 to Daucey and Bessie Gathright, who preceded him in death. Also proceeding him in death are wife, Emogene Gathright; brothers, James Gathright and Cecil Gathright; sister, Lois Holley; son, Gene Gathright; and daughter- in- law, Renee Gathright. He is survived by his three sons, Johnny Gathright and wife Effie of Mountain View, AR, Wayne Gathright and wife Sharon of Magnolia, AR, Paul Gathright and wife Beth of Mound, MN; his daughter, Dorothy Poole and husband Bob of Strong, AR; brother JD Gathright; sisters Floyce Scheet and Reba Manning. Papaw Gathright will surely be missed by his grandkids: Kevin Gathright, Jared Gathright and wife Brittney, Sheri Ware, Brandon Gathright and wife Emily, Brandi Cotterman and husband George, Brianna Belton and husband Johnny Ray, Kim Rieger and husband Kevin, Kelly Hammons and husband Thomas, Justin Poole and fiancé Kelsey, Joshua Gathright, Jamie Gathright, and Jesse Gathright; along with great-grand kids, Natalie and Madison Gathright; Emma Ware; Hunter, Rebekah, and Jonathan Gathright; Bentley and Chloe Lynn; Brayden and Gage Cotterman; Huxley Belton; Savannah and Ethan Rieger; Mason and Kate Hammons; and Dawson Poole. Visitation will be held Thursday, November 30, 2017, 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Bailey Funeral Home, in El Dorado, AR. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, December 1, 2017 at Bailey Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Nathan Dupree and Rev. Buddy Lowrey officiating. Interment will be in Harper Springs Cemetery in Huttig, AR under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home of El Dorado, AR. Pallbearers will be, Jared Gathright, Justin Poole, Joshua Gathright, Jesse Gathright, Brandon Gathright, Brayden Cotterman, and Hunter Gathright. The family would like to thank Courtyard Health and Rehab for the care given the last few years.

Any planned memorials may be made to the Harper Springs Cemetery, Huttig, AR

Please visit www.baileyfuneralhome.net to sign the online register book.

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