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Thad Eugene Masters

1943 ~ 2020 (age 76)


Thad Eugene Masters, 76, of Russellville, passed away, Saturday, May 9, 2020 at His home.  The son of Thurston and Tracy Bursey Masters, he was born July 20, 1943 in Mountain View.  He married Barbara Drewry Masters, on December 12, 1964.  He was retired from ConAgra Foods after 45 years and was a member of the Grace Baptist Church where he served as deacon and Sunday School Teacher. He was an avid fisherman, Razorback fan and he was a gifted artist, having received several award from the Pope County Fair.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Larry Masters.

Thad leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife, Barbara Masters; two sons Mark Allen Masters and Christopher Lee Masters all of Russellville; a granddaughter, Alexa Hettel (Chase) of Conway; a grandson, Julien Masters of Russellville; two sisters, Sue Tonsing of Shell Knob, Mo and Joy Moser (Jimmy) of Bentonville; a brother, Tommy Masters (Sandra) of Albertsville, AL.       

 A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service. Memorials can be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 1604, Russellville, Arkansas 72801 or Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home, 220 John Babish Lane, Russellville, Arkansas 72801. Internet obituary and on-line guest book are available at

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