On Tuesday, August 13, 2019, Ronald J. Bednar, Sr., of Des Arc, passed away at the age of 66. He was born on January 31, 1953 in Stuttgart, Arkansas. Ronny was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph R. and Weecona Bednar of Slovak. He is survived by his two children, Ronald “Joey” Bendar, Jr. (Lauren McCary) of Carlisle, and Amanda Sims of Lonoke; His brother, Tim and Rayanne Bednar of Slovak and his niece, Rachel Chambers of Bryant. He was a proud Papaw to Blake Sims, Eli and Josie Bednar and Chad and Kaden McCary. He was a graduate of Hazen High School, and a member of ATO Fraternity at ASU in Jonesboro. Ronny was a former farmer who transitioned to selling John Deere equipment all over the prairie for Norman Implement of Des Arc. In 2011, he began working at Prairie County Farm Bureau, and was named “Rookie of the Year” for the state of Arkansas in 2012. He remained at Farm Bureau until his passing.
Ronny enjoyed deer and duck hunting, fishing, and spending time at the lake. He had a hidden talent for woodworking and enjoyed many hours in his shop. One of his many specialties was cooking a huge meal. He loved making a pot of gumbo or Ribs and BBQ for his “Ring of Fire” meetings. He would always throw in a homemade dessert, like banana pudding or his famous Italian Cream Cake. He never missed anything for his grandkids. He wanted to be a part of every game, band concert, or award ceremony. His kids and grandkids meant the world to him and he wasn’t afraid to show it.
Visitation will be held Friday, August 16, 2019 at St. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in Slovak from 5:30 to 7:00 P.M. with Rosary at 7:00. Funeral Services will be 10:00 A.M., Saturday, August 17, 2019 at St. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in Slovak. Burial will be in the St. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Cemetery.