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Francis John Brunner, Jr.

July 11, 1935 — October 27, 2021

Francis John Brunner, Jr.

Francis John Brunner, Jr., 86, of Melbourne, Arkansas, passed away, Wednesday, October 27, 2021, at his home in Melbourne.

He was born in Memphis, Tennessee on July 11, 1935, son of the late Francis John Brunner, Sr. and Rita Ann (Junkersfield) Brunner. John spent his life as a loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He was united in marriage to the late Elizabeth Helen Haas on May 12, 1972, in Hernando, Mississippi. John served our country in the United States Marines Reserves and the Army. He and his wife owned and operated Brunner Printing in Batesville, Arkansas. John was a member of St. Mary of the Mount Catholic Church in Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas and belonged to the Knights of Columbus. He was an avid steel guitar player. John was a good man and never met a stranger.

John is survived by his son, John Brunner, III and wife Barbara of Melbourne, Arkansas; stepdaughter, Vicki Mars and husband Stan of Mount Pleasant, Arkansas; brothers, Ralph Brunner and wife Cheri of Kentucky, Tony Brunner and wife Debbie of Mississippi and Paul Brunner and wife Mary of Mississippi; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Brunner; one sister and four brothers.

Funeral Services will be held, Friday, November 5, 2021, at St. Mary of the Mount Catholic Church in Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas beginning at 11:00 AM with Father Amal Punganoor officiating. Interment will follow at Reeves Cemetery in Melbourne, Arkansas.

Arrangements entrusted to Doty Family Funeral & Memorial Service of Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas.

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Friday, November 5, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Mary of the Mount Catholic Church

1002 1st St, Horseshoe Bend, AR 72512

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