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Keith VanRavensway

August 28, 1971 — April 28, 2024

Keith Alan VanRavensway, 52, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life on Sunday, April 28, 2024 in Boles, Arkansas. Keith was born August 28, 1971 to Ernest Jay van Ravensway and Jeanie Dianne (Parks) Hunnicutt in Frankfurt, Germany.

Keith was a proud Navy Veteran who served during Desert Storm. He was a decorated veteran receiving many medals and ribbons including: Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal with a Bronze Star and many more. Keith found his calling in law enforcement and served at the Waldron Police Department, Fort Smith Police Department and the Scott County Sheriff Department. Keith enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. The memories made with each of them will forever be treasured.

Keith leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife, Jonai Bates of the home. Three sons: Myk and Brooklyn VanRavensway, Grant and Madison VanRavensway and Weston VanRavensway all of Waldron, Arkansas. Two step-children: Macee Lyn Bates and Kyler Allen Boyd both of Boles, Arkansas. Grand Papa will be missed by his six grandchildren: Skylyn, Kavan, London, Jensen, Cody and Ellia and two step grandbabies: Scott Leon Boyd and Silas Kyler Boyd. Keith is also survived by his parents; Dianne Hunnicutt of Harvey, Arkansas and Ernie and Anita of Russellville, Arkansas. Two brothers; David Wayne VanRavensway of Panama City Beach, Florida and Steven Lee VanRavensway of Danville, Arkansas; one step-sister; Melody Slitter-Yopp of Russellville, Arkansas; three step-brothers: Bret Ward of Batesville, Arkansas; Preston Hunnicutt of Ola, Arkansas and Nick Hunnicutt of Alaska and a host of nieces and nephews. Keith will be deeply missed by those who loved him, and most certainly by those that had the honor and privilege of knowing him and calling him friend.

Keith's life celebration will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday, May 6, 2024 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Pat Ray Biggs officiating. Arrangements and cremation are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.
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