Van Calvin Seigrist, 60, died at his residence near Ellington, Mo., on July 12, 2013.
He was the son of the late Thelma McChristian Seigrist and George Seigrist and was born in Little Rock, Ark., on July 5, 1953.
On Dec. 12, 2008, at the Ohlman Baptist Church, Van was united in marriage to Jennifer Wood.
Van was a member of the Ohlman Baptist Church, where he taught Sunday school. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, working on their farm, and spending time outside. Van loved listening to and singing gospel music.
Van is survived by his wife, Jennifer Seigrist of Ellington; three sons, Van (Kristi) Seigrist Jr. of Yukon, Okla., Gordon (Brandy) Seigrist of Viburnum, and Jonathan Wood of Ellington; two daughters, Eva Seigrist of Viburnum and Cristan Asberry of Ellington; six grandchildren; six brothers, David (Debbie) Seigrist of Jacksonville, Ark., Ricky (Marilyn) Seigrist of Jacksonville, Ark., Douglas (Missie) Seigrist of Beebe, Ark., Noble (Carolyn) Seigrist of Jacksonville, Ark., Allan Seigrist of Dermott, Ark., and Tony (Christina) Seigrist of Sherwood, Ark.; seven sisters, Leola Stafford of Beebe, Ark., Georgia Sills of Vilonia, Ark., Delores (Dusty) Sutterfield of Sherwood, Ark., Deborah (James) Butler of Bald Knob, Ark., Ruie (Ralph) Pope of Beebe, Ark., Linda (Darrell) Pierce of Sherwood, Ark., and Hope (Curtis) Conley of Ward, Ark; and a sister-in-law, Karen Seigrist of Sherwood, Ark. Van will be deeply missed by a host of nieces, nephews, friends, co-workers and church family who will mourn his passing.
Visitation was held Monday, July 15, at Ohlman Baptist Church; and funeral services followed, with Terry Sharpe and Ron Fears officiating. Burial was in the Corridon-Reynolds Cemetery. Pallbearers were Chad Fears, Michael Fears, John Wimberly, Stacy Fears, Mike Hatcher and Larry May Jr.
Arrangements were by McSpadden Funeral Home in Bunker, Mo. Memorials have been suggested to the Ohlman Baptist Church Youth Group.