Earl Robert “Pete” Schlenker Jr.

Earl Robert “Pete” Schlenker Jr., age 55, of DeValls Bluff, Arkansas, departed this world unexpectedly on June 7, 2022. Pete was born September 21, 1966, in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
Pete was a long-time employee of Walmart Supercenter in Lonoke, where he enjoyed working with his co-workers and friends. He had a great sense of humor and enjoyed joking and kidding around with everyone. He enjoyed animals and especially loved his cat and his dog, Bullet.
Pete is survived by his grandmother, Marie Price, of DeValls Bluff; Uncles Jimmy (Linda) Price of Hazen and Dennis (Barbara) Price of DeValls Bluff; Aunt Sue Price of Hazen; 7 grandchildren: Lyric Larkin, Justin “Bubba” Schlenker, Melody Schlenker, Bryan Harrison, Payten Waliski, Justin “Kash” Schlenker, and Oliver Schlenker; and a number of cousins.
Pete is preceded in death by his parents, Earl Robert Sr. and Barbara Ruth Price Schlenker, his son, Justin Robert Schlenker, his paternal grandparents, John and Erma Schlenker, and his maternal grandfather, James Henry Price.
Visitation will be held Friday, June 10, 2022, from noon to 1:30 p.m., at Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. at the Hazen Cemetery.

11 thoughts on “Earl Robert “Pete” Schlenker Jr.”

  1. Phillip Bratton

    Whether he realized it or not, he touched many people’s lives. He will be greatly missed. All my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Earl was loved by everyone, he never met a stranger. If you worked with Earl, you knew your day would be full of laughter or you would hear one of his many stories. He was so sweet and would do anything you asked. He touched our hearts and taught our minds. I cannot even find the words to express how much he will be missed . He was part of our family at Wal-Mart. Rest peacefully. Prayers for the family to find comfort in the Lord during this time.

  3. He well be deeply missed,I’m gonna miss seeing him and hearing his daily stories .Prayers for the family 🙏🏼

  4. Emily Bures Axel

    I miss hearing from Pete and talking about all the concerts we’ve both been to over the years among other things. We were always family, but lately we became pretty good friends. I wish I had come down to see you before all this, but God had other plans. Rest easy cousin.

  5. Deborah McConnell

    He will be missed dearly he was a great guy to work with and funny he could make you laugh gonna miss you and hearing hey buddy rip Earl

  6. Ginger crouch

    Earl I’m missing you already with your jokes and jus in general rest high my freind . Praying for family . I’m sorry for your loss . Ginger L Crouch ❤️❤️❤️🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

  7. Wesley and Alta Oliver

    Wesley and Alta Oliver

    I remember when Earl and Barbara married and lived in Missouri. Petie was born there . This was when we had a local weekly news paper with Idlewild news. Marie and James would get so excited when Barbara, Earl and Petie were coming down for the weekend, and it would be an item in that weeks news, all about their visit and the star was Petie. There’s nothing like Grandparents and the way they lift their first little Grand up as a bright and precious star. They loved their little man.

  8. Earl was a great man and an inspiration who touched everyone’s heart. I already miss him so much and miss his jokes and stories. He will forever be in my heart. Love you Mr. Earl. Til we see each other again.

    -Donnie

  9. So sad to hear of Earl’s passing. He was one of the Lonoke Walmart family I knew I’d miss when I left that store. I hope he knew the positive impact he had on people. May God comfort his family.

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