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Roland Thomas Bettis, 82 of El Dorado, AR passed away Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock, AR.

Roland was born September 18, 1935 in Clark County, AR to the union of Algie Thomas “A.T.” Bettis and Lois Holloway Bettis.

He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, Jim Rogers, Ben Rogers, Dale Bettis, Roy Bettis and Cardinal Bettis, a sister, Merle Banski and a grandson, Dustin Bettis.

Roland was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a founding member of the Faircrest Volunteer Fire Dept. and retired from Ellsworth Motor Freight after many years of service. He was a proud dad and grandpaw.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce Taylor Bettis of El Dorado, two daughters, Charlotte Bettis of DeQueen, Karen Graves and husband Doug of Huttig, four sons, Roland Bettis and wife Debbie of Magnolia, Mike Bettis of Camden , Lee Roy McLemore and wife Linda of McNeil, and Tommy Bettis and wife Sheryl of Canada, twelve grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren, one brother, Kenny Bettis and wife Sharon of Donaldson, two sisters-in-law, Rene Bettis of Hot Springs, and Mary Jo Taylor of Camden and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thursday, September 6, 2018 at Bailey Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, September 7, 2018 at The Pentecostals of El Dorado with Rev. James Fout officiating. Interment will be in the Sparkman Cemetery, Sparkman AR under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home of El Dorado, AR.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials to The Dustin Bettis Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Debbie Martin, P.O. Box 692 Waldo, AR 71770-0692

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