Austin Wingfield, age 91, of Arkadelphia, passed from this life on Wednesday, October 18, 2023, at CHI St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock. He was born August 19, 1932, in Okolona, the son of the late Raymond Eric and Clarabel Hall Wingfield.
Austin had the State Farm Agency in Arkadelphia since 1957. He was a former member of Arkadelphia fire dept, Arkadelphia city board member, current chair of Davidson Campground, Sunrise Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow, past president of the Jaycees, past Master of Arkadelphia Masonic Lodge #381 and a thirty-second degree Scottish Rite Mason. Austin was a member of First United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Dale and Ezra Wingfield, two sisters, Glendean Roberson and Christine Wagner.
Survivors are his wife, Ola Merle Wingfield of Arkadelphia, one son, Roger Wingfield and his wife Kadre, two grandsons, Layne and Clark Wingfield, one sister, Hazel Peters of Arkadelphia, two brothers, Ray Wingfield and his wife Hilda of Arkadelphia and Bert Wingfield and his wife Jacque of Arkadelphia, many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, October 24, 2023, at Third Street Baptist Church with Rev. Kyle Peters, Rev. Zeke Allen and Rev. Greg Lathem officiating.
Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 PM Monday at the church.
Interment will be in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers are Fred Swafford, Blake Batson, Ricky Arnold, Kevin Hale, Joel Hollingsworth, Larry Ottwell and Gary Brinkley.
Memorials may be made to Davidson Campground Memorial Fund, C/O Mark McCauley, 102 Fawn Ridge Ln, Hot Springs, AR 71913.
The family would like to thank Dr. Kevin Hale, Dr. Timothy Bowen, Ashley Loe, APN, Gracie Neal and Shannon Arnold for the medical care and family care to our family over the years.
Final arrangements are entrusted to The Welch Funeral Home of Arkadelphia. Visit www.welchfh.net to sign the guest book.