Mr. Walter Emil “Bud” Deiss, 74, of Trumann died Friday, March 15, 2013 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro.
Mr. Walter Emil “Bud” Deiss, 74, of Trumann died Friday, March 15, 2013 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. He was born Jan. 30, 1939 to the late Walter and Rachel Deiss. Mr. Deiss was born in Marvell and had lived in Trumann for the past 38 years. He was a retired owner/truck driver, sobriety member for 37 years of Alcoholics Anonymous and of the Catholic faith. He leaves his wife of 34 years, Margaret Parks Deiss of the home; two sons, Johnny (Tammy) Deiss of Birmingham, Ala. and Kenneth (Crista) Deiss of Horseshoe Lake; a stepdaughter, Susan (John) Jones of Houston, Texas; two stepsons, Thomas (Beth) Hale of Russellville and Kelly (Ro) Hale of Houston; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Patsy Stonell of Greenville, S.C., Martha (Bill) Helms and Marietta “Dumpy” (Don) Stimpson of Clarksville; as well as several nieces, nephews and multitude of family and friends. Funeral services were Monday morning in the Thompson Funeral Home chapel in Trumann with Father Jack Vu and Dr. Tad Rogers officiating. Graveside services were Monday afternoon in Schaffhauser Cemetery, three miles west of Marvell. Friends and AA members served as pallbearers, Don Smith, Don Webb, Carroll Feeser, Lewis Mahan, Jim Stotts, Bobby Chastin, Rodney Stotts and Jimmy Stotts Jr. An online register book can be signed at www.thompsonfuneralhome.net.