Ronald Mashburn

June 22, 1962March 21, 2020

Ronald (Ron) Mashburn won his courageous battle with cancer on March 21, 2020 when he went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus.

Ron was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on June 22, 1962 to Curtis Gerald and Doris Faye (Horn) Mashburn. He was a life-long resident of Sherwood, and was a 1980 graduate of Sylvan Hills High School where he played football. After high school, he played football at Harding University for one year before transferring to UCA, where he met his wife, Karen.

Ron was a residential building contractor, and the hardest worker we knew. He took pride in his work and his family. He had the best sense of humor of anyone that God ever made, and his family and friends were blessed by his happy nature and unfailing optimism. There was never anyone who loved gun collecting, hunting and fishing more than Ron. Some of his favorite memories were of his Colorado elk hunting trips with his buddies and his brothers-in-law. He also loved coaching and attending his kids sports events, especially the girls basketball games, where he made many life-long friends.

He is survived by his parents; his wife of 34 years, Karen Mashburn; his son Ryan Mashburn (Marie) and his precious granddaughter Kalyn Mashburn; daughter Alexa Grace Mashburn; sister Lisa Elfrink (Greg); nephew Noah Elfrink; his brother-in-law Larry Mount (Rita); and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who will miss him. Ron was preceded in death by his grandparents, Leon and Billie Horn and Curtis and Ellen Mashburn.

Ron’s family would like to especially thank Dr. Omer Khalil and the wonderful staff at Carti for their outstanding care and compassion during Ron’s illness.

Because of the Corona Virus, there will be a private burial at White Church Cemetery in Harrison, Arkansas. Ron loved the hills, and we will bury him in his camo and not the “choke strap” and “toe pinchers” that would be required with a suit.

Pallbearers will be Gregg Thompson, Tyler Thompson, Lee Mashburn, Greg Elfrink, Noah Elfrink, and Dennis Horn.

If you would like to do something in memory of Ron, we ask that you please consider making a donation to Carti to help continue the fight against cancer, or to the Paragould Children’s Home.

No eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those that love him.


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Tommy Ridgeway

March 27, 2020

Kathy and I would like to extend our sympathy and prayers to help heal your broken hearts and your loss.
Karen, Ryan, Alexa, Faye, Gerald, Lisa, and all family members.

I found out we had lost Ronald late Saturday afternoon from a friend that lives next to Matt Mashburn. I grew up with Ronald living in the same neighborhood. I stopped in to see him a couple weeks ago and left 3 1/2 hours later after we talked hunting, guns, family, and everything in between. I really enjoyed that talk. In our teens and twenties we hunted together at Gurdon Ar. To say there were some adventures is an understatement. A few would be Ronald capturing a timber rattlesnake for a pet using his bootlace , using his climbing deerstand in a cypress tree so high ducks were flying under his stand. Or me going to lake Dardnelle with the Mashburns for a weekend of camping, and yes it was in Geralds Truck. (Gerald,Faye,and Lisa in the front and Ronald and I in the back going 55 baking in the sun). I new when his mom used the words Ronald Gerald it was a bad sign for Ronald and possibly me if I hung around long enough. Ronald, Jimmy, Wayne and I were like a band of brothers. Those memories will never be forgotten.
Tommy Ridgeway

Brenda Singley

March 27, 2020

To Karen and family. Just wanted to say we all thought soo much of Ron, He was one of the nicest, most hard working men we knew. When he came over to do work at my house, he was always talking about Karen and the kids, was so proud of his children. We will miss him terribly and our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Last time I talked with him in Sept, even though he was battling his own health issues, he called me to talk about my sister, Kay and concern for her health issues. Always thinking of others. He will be remembered as a great man.

Brenda Singley
Kay Thompson Sentell
Deana Reece
Leslie Singley

Ruth Annette Kyzer-Procop

March 25, 2020

My memories of Ronald are of a little blonde haired, bright blue eyes, full of playfull energy. Ronald and his younger sister, Lisa, favored each other so much they could've been twins..Beautiful children, loved by family and friends alike. We spent many summer days at my great aunt Ellen'Mashburns, Ronalds and Lisa's grandmother.
I'm very sorry to learn of Ronalds passing. My prayers and heart are with family and friends of Ronald. May the Lord comfort you all at this time and throughout our days.
Sincerely, Annette KyzerProcop
(Uncle Nolan Kyzer 's daughter.

Martha ann Mashburn Heiman

March 25, 2020

Will always love you ,& miss that ready sweet smile . Love to Karen, Alexas, Ryan & Marie &baby girl. Peace & comfort to my sweet Sister Faye & sweet brother Gerald. My love to all.

Steve & Delores Dickerson

March 24, 2020

We love you will miss you so much
Love to all the family!


March 24, 2020


Rochelle Sternberg

March 23, 2020

I am so sorry to hear about Ron. We had a couple of classes together. He was one of the coaches for the PowderPuff team . Our Senior year, I was pregnant, and he still let me on the team. However, they made me the water "boy". He joked about putting the football under my shirt and sneak it across the goal line. My heart is with his wife and family.
Rochelle Sternberg

Aunt Debbie Katilius

March 23, 2020

I will miss you Ronald my heart goes out to Karen and children, Faye and Gerald Lisa & Gregg. . I think it’s safe to say anyone who knew Ronald... loved Ronald Ronald had a great personality from well his birth. He was such a joy. He was my baby I was 10 years old when he was born. He was So smart Mother red to him daily he had all the books memorized!!! Wonderful personality love by so many We will see you again I’m sure of it. Love to all the family, Aunt Debbie❤️

Richard & Donna McCall

March 23, 2020

Karen & Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God ease your heart pain. God Bless you all.

Marsha Calvo

March 23, 2020

Ron and I had several classes together in High School and I have fond memories of laughing with him in class and lending him pencils when he didn't have one. Several of us called him Mashburn or Masher. He was a great friend and will be missed. My condolences to the families. May God give you peace knowing Ron was loved by so many.