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.
Jane ErwinNorth Little Rock, AR Saturday, June 18, 2022 Bruce was a beloved brother of Bill Erwin. We always enjoyed visiting with him as well as the rest of the family. I know he loved those grands, the last time I saw him he had them with him. My sympathy goes out to Essie, Kevin and Debbie, Dot, Bryce, Willard and the rest of the family...
Randall CasteelLoudon, TN Saturday, June 18, 2022 Peace and comfort to all the family. Much prayers. Hate to hear another great loss.
Robert &Leigh Defir, AR Friday, June 17, 2022 We are sorry for your loss.
Doug McCartyMorrilton, AR Friday, June 17, 2022 Thank you for your service, Sir. RIP
Dianne HerringDermott, AR Friday, June 17, 2022 So sorry to hear about Bruce.Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Dianne Herring and Joyce Knight
bonner Hayden jrboles, AR Friday, June 17, 2022 sorry for yaws loss
bonner Hayden jrboles, AR Friday, June 17, 2022 sorry for yaws loss prayers
Archie & Gail BurchfieldCrossett hey dad at home, AR Friday, June 17, 2022 We are so sorry for your loss.
Bruce and I were friends in school.
You all are in our thoughts and prayers.
Delane PamplinMontrose, AR Thursday, June 16, 2022 I loved you and will always remember you❤️