Pete (Burpee) Hemphill, 80, of Van Buren, Arkansas passed away Monday, October 7, 2013 at Sparks Regional Medical Center. He was a truck driver for more than fifty years, most recently retired from U.S. National Trucking in Van Buren. He was of the Assembly of God faith. He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley (Dowling) Hemphill; fathers, L.B. Hemphill, Blaine Smothers and mother, Lavada (Battenfield) Smothers; three sisters, Helen, Willa & Jewell; one brother, Euyliss.
Memorial service will be 10:00 A.M. Thursday, October 10, 2013 at Ocker Memorial Chapel in Van Buren under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home, Van Buren.
He is survived by two daughters, Debra Hemphill of Chisago City, MN, Karen Robertson of Van Buren; one son, Kenneth J. Hemphill of Fayetteville; two grandchildren, Farah Williams of Taylors Falls, MN, Justin Urso of Fayetteville.
Family will visit with relatives & friends Wednesday, October 9, 2013 from 6-8 P.M. at Ocker Funeral Home 700 Jefferson Street, Van Buren.