Homer Cecil Choate, 73 of De Valls Bluff died January 26, 2016. He was born in Lonoke, Arkansas on March 18, 1942. He served in the U.S. Army with the 25th Infantry Division in Vietnam (1966-1968) and was awarded two purple hearts with an oak leaf cluster; lifetime member of the Illinois V.F.W.. Preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Alva Choate. Survived by wife, Patricia (nee Thornton); father of Ryan (Melanie) Choate, Shannon Choate, Erin Mashburn (Steven). Papa of Eric, Addison, Amari and Amiah Choate; brother to, Judy Walton (Jim), Doris Davis (Ron), and James Choate. Uncle to many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Monday February 1, 2016 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen. Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at the Westbrook Funeral Home chapel in Hazen. Burial with full military honors will be 1:00 P.M. at the National Veterans Cemetery in North Little Rock.