Walter Gerald Russenberger
for Walter Gerald Russenberger
Walter Gerald Russenberger, 73, passed away Sunday, April 20,
2014. He was born in Little Rock to Walter and Helen Wright Russenberger.
He was former Executive Vice-President and COO of Ben M. Hogan Company,
where he worked for 31 years. He then owned Morrilton Fence Company from
which he retired in 2006.
Gerald was an Eagle Scout, and a member of the East End Masonic
Lodge No. 758, Scimitar Shrine Temple and the Royal Order of Jesters
Court 12. While living in Little Rock, he attended Fellowship Bible
Church where he led the Ozark Conference Common Cause, and was later a
Community Group Leader. After moving to Wye Mountain in 2006, he
attended Wye Mountain United Methodist Church where he served on the
Trustees Board. In 2011, he was appointed to the Equalization Board of
Gerald was an avid outdoorsman. He loved hunting, fishing, travel,
cooking and being with his grandchildren. He also enjoyed his monthly
meeting with old friends of the Sweet Home Dinner Club.
Preceded in death by his parents, he is survived by his wife, Jeanne
Russenberger; son, Craig Russenberger (Gina), of Bigelow; daughter,
Renee Sanders (Keith) of Little Rock; brother, James A. “Jim”
Russenberger (Beth) of Little Rock; sister, Susie Russenberger (Mike) of
Nashville,Tennessee; mother-in-law, Vivian Fair of Bigelow; and
grandchildren, Zack Sanders (Katie) of Conway, Anna and Chloe Sanders of
Fayetteville, Ryan Russenberger of Little Rock, and Nick, Luke and Jack
Russenberger, all of Bigelow.
Visitation will be Tuesday, April 22 from 6-8 p.m. at Little Rock
Funeral Home, 8801 Knoedl Ct. (NW corner I-630 and Barrow Rd.). Services
will be Wednesday, April 23 at 10:30 a.m. at Primrose United Methodist
Church, 3006 W. Dixon Road, officiated by Rev. Wayne Bell. Interment
will follow at Primrose Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Ozark Conference Center, 4 Ozark
Mountain Rd., Solgohachia, AR 72156 or to St. Jude Children’s Research
Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Arrangements by Little Rock Funeral Home, (501)224-2200. Mr.
Russenberger’s online guestbook may be signed at www.littlerockfuneralhome.com.