Joseph O. Counts, 79


Joseph O. Counts, 79, of Beebe, AR, formerly of Panama, died on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, at the Beebe Retirement Center.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16, at Sunnyside Cemetery in Sorento, with Rev. Ronald Rhodus officiating. Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home in Sorento is assisting the family with arrangements. 

Mr. Counts was born on Dec. 1, 1941, in Granite City,  to the late Henry W. and Mary E. (Hayes) Counts. He was a member of the Litchfield Moose Lodge, and was known by “J.C. Cowboy” on the CB radio. He farmed and was a member of the Teamsters in Hillsboro. 

Mr. Counts is survived by his daughter, Paula J. (Alvin) Hayes of Searcy, AR; son, Timothy W. (Rita) Counts of Searcy, AR; grandson, Zachary J. Ulery of Staunton; granddaughters, Sarahann E. Sminchak of Staunton; Daisy M. Counts and Mackenzie N. Jackson, both of Searcy, AR; and great-granddaughter, Aaliayha Shaffer of Searcy, AR.

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