He was a cattleman and rancher, a United States Army Veteran and a Baptist. Mr. Abner loved riding horses, tending to his cows, playing his guitar and singing. He was a people person who never met a stranger and loved to visit. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one brother, Bill Erwin; and one sister, Jean Lochala.
He is survived by his wife, Essie Harkins Erwin of Dermott; a son, Kevin Erwin and wife Debbie of Dermott; one sister, Dot Williams of Dermott; two brothers, Bryce Erwin and wife Kay of Florence and Willard Erwin and wife Harriett of Hamburg; a step daughter, Brenda King of Dermott; and three step grandchildren, Josh, Robbie and Sam King.
Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 17, 2022, at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jason Cater officiating. There will be a visitation one hour preceding the service from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Tillar Cemetery in Tillar, AR. You can sign Mr. Abner's guestbook page at www.stephensondearman.com.