Rev. Robert J. Perryman, 87, of Van Buren passed away Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, at a local hospital. He was born Jan. 4, 1926, in Fort Smith to the late John and Edna Perryman. He was a retired pastor for Jesus New Covenant Church in Van Buren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Rose Mae Perryman; a son, Jimmy Perryman; stepmother, Belva Perryman; and a daughter-in-law, Angela Perryman.

He is survived by a daughter, Marsha Prince of Jonesboro; a son, Timothy Perryman of Van Buren; six sisters, Elwanda Ebel of Illinois, and Winnie Sullivan, Jean Perryman, Wilma Perryman, Martha Butler, and Shirley Poole, all of Arkansas; four brothers, Ralph Perryman of Texas, and Curtis Perryman, Charles Proctor and Johnny Perryman, all of Arkansas; six grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday today at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Chapel with burial to follow at Barling Cemetery under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren.

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