H.M. "Tink" Wimberley
H.M. "Tink" Wimberley departed this life Aug. 4, 2014, at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Tink was born Aug. 12, 1928, at Etowah to Monroe and Emma Wimberley and moved to the Macey Community at a young age. After joining the Army, he served in Germany for two years and returned to Monette in 1955. He married Millie Ella Hout and to this union three children were born. Tink farmed cotton until his retirement. He was a member of the Monette United Methodist Church and served on the Boards of Directors for Buffalo Island Ambulance Service and Macey Cemetery. He volunteered as an ambulance driver and was active in the community. He was also a member of the Monette American Legion.
Tink is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Millie; his children, Rick (Paige) Wimberley of Wynne, Diane Wimberley (David Ancieta) of Tuckerman and Kevin (Reba) Wimberley of Monette; two grandchildren, Michael Wimberley of Springdale and Lindsey Wimberley of Jonesboro.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Edna Williams and Margaret Mantanich.
Visitation was from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, at the Monette United Methodist Church.
Funeral services were 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, at the Monette United Methodist Church with Rev. Jerry Reed officiating. Burial followed at Macey Cemetery under the direction of Gregg Funeral Home of Monette.
Pallbearers were Robin Ashley, Bob Blankenship, David Clark, Steve Haigwood, Thomas McFarlin and Collin Miller.
Honorary pallbearers were Paul Baker, Larry Bibb, Mac Bounds, Dewayne Couch, Gene Gathright and Boyce Long.
The family requests that is lieu of flowers memorials be made to the Monette United Methodist Church, Macey Cemetery, American Cancer Society, Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House or the charity of choice.