John “Wayne” Gwin, 85, of Fountain Hill, died Saturday, November 12, 2022, at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. Mr. Gwin was a native of Harvey, Arkansas and a lifelong resident of Ashley County. He graduated in 1955 from Portland High School and was a veteran of the United States Army. Mr. Gwin was a logger for 40 years for Gwin and Sons, Inc. and then he worked as a heavy equipment operator for 30 years. He was a 32nd degree mason and was a member of the Sardis Baptist Church. Mr. Gwin enjoyed doing anything outdoors especially hunting, fishing and tending to his garden. He was a loving and devoted father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
He is preceded in death by his wife of 43 years, Kathryn Morrow Gwin in 2004; a daughter, Gail Gwin Barnett in 2006; his parents, John Wesley and Maggie South Gwin; one brother and four sisters.
He is survived by two sons, Micky Gwin and wife, Melinda, and Steven Gwin, both of Fountain Hill; a daughter, Sherry Gwin Stanley and husband, Danny, of Hamburg; 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grand children and a host of nieces and nephews.
Graveside services are 2 p.m., Tuesday, November 15, 2022, in the Flat Creek Cemetery with Monroe Cope officiating. Honorary Pallbearers are his grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Flat Creek Cemetery, C/O First Baptist Church of Fountain Hill, PO Box 265, Fountain Hill, Arkansas 71642.