ASHDOWN, Ark.—Ray Tabler, 85, of Ashdown died Tuesday, March 25, 2014, in Texarkana, Texas.

Mr. Tabler was born Sept. 29, 1928, in De Queen, Ark. He was retired from Ashdown Street Department, a carpenter and an Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bessie Tabler; and one son, Wendell Tabler.

Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Diane Tabler, Stephen Tabler and Janet Tabler of Ashdown and David and Julie Tabler of White Cliffs, Ark.; one brother, Maurice Tabler of Mena, Ark.; one sister, LaVell of Texarkana; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Madden Funeral Home. Burial will be in Ben Lomond Cemetery, Ben Lomond, Ark.

Visitation will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

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Published: 03/27/2014