Sherwin Dossie Wallis

Sherwin Dossie Wallis, 67, of Pocahontas, Ark., passed away on Wednesday, August 29, 2018. Sherwin was born on September 4, 1950, in Walnut Ridge, Ark., to Rudy and Mary Ellen Shelton Wallis. On February 10, 1973, Sherwin married the love of his life, Betty Jane Crismon. They were married for 45 years. Sherwin was a loving husband, father, son, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. Sherwin served the Lord as a deacon at the Oak Grove Baptist Church in Attica, Ark. He also sang in a gospel quartet for many years. In addition, Sherwin worked for the ESNA Corporation for 29 years. Sherwin is preceded in death by his parents, Rudy and Mary Ellen Shelton Wallis. Survivors include, wife, Betty Jane Crismon Wallis of the home; sons, Nathaniel (Jamie) Wallis of Mountain Home, Nick Wallis of Pocahontas, and Noah Wallis of Pocahontas; brothers, Rendell Wallis of Pocahontas, Gary (Sherrie) Wallis of Pocahontas, and Byron Wallis of Memphis; sister, Patricia Grissom of Missouri; grandchildren, James Wallis, Isaac Wallis, Austin Williams, Madison Raines, and Aiden Raines; great grandchildren, Braylon Elijah Wallis, and Evangeline Russell. All services were held in the chapel of the Fears Family Funeral Home in Pocahontas. Visitation was from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., on Saturday, September 1, 2018. Sherwin’s funeral service began at 3:00 p.m., on Sunday, September 2, 2018; with Jeremy Bundren and Wayne Martin, officiating. Burial followed in Randolph Memorial Gardens. Carrying Sherwin to his final earthly resting place were Mike Leopard, Randy Inness, James Wallis, and Austin Williams. Honorary pallbearers were Vernon Weatherford, Darrell Fears, and Matt Foster. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Oak Grove Baptist Church, in Attica. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

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