Athel Lee Warren Hunsucker of Elm Park, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Sunday, February 5, 2023 in Elm Park with loved ones by his side. Athel was born June 29, 1941 to Forrest Estes Hunsucker and Eula (Reen) Hunsucker in Jones Creek near Hinkle Lake, Arkansas. He was 81 years old.
Athel Lee grew up in and around the Mansfield and Jones Creek area. He attended Mansfield High School and then joined the United States Navy. After serving 4 years he returned making Elm Park his final home place. He worked for Southwest Rebuilders for over 20 years. He also served as Scott County Deputy Sheriff from 1988-1997 and hauled pulp wood for about 6 years. Athel enjoyed fishing especially with his long time friend Don Carpenter. He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them.
Athel Lee leaves behind to cherish his memory, his children: Leea Hunsucker Clark Spain and husband Danny Spain of Elm Park, Arkansas and Cody Lee Hunsucker. Pa A (Popa) will forever remain in the hearts of his grandsons: Colter James Hunsucker of Elm Park, Phillip Clark of Springdale, Luke Hunsucker of Elm Park. Hailey Guillory of Lavaca and Hannah McElhannon of Mansfield. Athel Lee is also survived by brothers, Nathan Hunsucker and wife Betty and Glenn Hunsucker of Texas. Athel Lee will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives he impacted including his nephews: Matt, James, and Stephen of Elm Park, Todd Hunsucker and wife Angie (children: Heather, Heath and Justie) of Waldron, neices Joy and Angie of Elm Park, a host of extended family and friends he loved dearly.
Athel Lee was preceded in death by his parents, Forrest and Eula and one brother Charles Jess Hunsucker.
Athel Lee's celebration of life will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, February 9, 2023 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Jeff Wilkinson officiating. Masonic rites and military honors will be observed immediately following the celebration of life. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.
Athel Lee's pallbearers will be Colter Hunsucker, Phillip Clark, Luke Hunsucker, Todd Hunsucker, James Hunsucker and Danny Spain. Honorary pallbearers will be Adam Bozant and Zeb Guillory.
Athel Lee's visitation will be Wednesday, February 8, 2023 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home.