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Obituary – Gary “Red Rooster” Chrisman (1955-2023)

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Gary Edward Chrisman of Waldron, Arkansas, better known as “Red Rooster”,  passed from this life March 3, 2023 in Waldron, Arkansas. He was born March 30, 1955 in Mena, Arkansas to Edward Eugene Chrisman and Geraldine (Ramsey) Chrisman. He was 67 years old. Red was a member of Friendship Pentecostal Church of God in Waldron.

Red Chrisman never met a stranger. He was an avid sports fan, loved watching his kids and grandkids play and supporting them with his big fist pump and yelling “Get fired up Woo!” Red enjoyed running dogs, bass fishing, deer and fox hunting. He was a member of the Fox Hunter Association. He was a retired logger and could be found every Thursday at the sale barn. Red had a lot of hobbies he enjoyed but his true passion was that for his family. Taking care of his momma and always willing to help others or was just a phone call away and he would be there was who Red truly was. 

Red leaves behind to cherish his memory, his children: Jarrod Lee Chrisman and wife Shanna, Jennifer Annette Chrisman, Matthew Edward Chrisman and Jace Garin Chrisman as well as his mother, Geraldine Chrisman.  Papa will forever remain in the hearts of his grandchildren: Jesse Chrisman, Joseph Chrisman, Francisco Arce, Parker Chrisman and Jake Wagner. Red will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives he impacted including a host of extended family, friends and loved ones.

Red was preceded in death by his father, Edward Eugene Chrisman.

Red’s life celebration will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas. Interment will follow in the Lamb Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home.

Red’s pallbearers will be Jesse Chrisman, Joseph Chrisman, Francisco Arce, Jarrod Chrisman, Matthew Chrisman and Jace Chrisman. Honorary pallbearers will be Johnny Mize, Larry “Goob” Wagner, Edward Vaughn, Paul Stafford Jr., Johnny Wagner, Clint House, Dylan House and Glendale Wagner.

Red’s visitation will be Tuesday, March 7, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas.

Red would tell everyone ‘Start the Clock”.

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