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David Mark Alkire

David Mark Alkire, 54, of Batesville, (formerly of Searcy), went to be with the Lord Friday, February 17, 2012. He was born September 6, 1957 in Greenville, Mississippi to Robert and Mary Alkire. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Batesville. He accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior at Kanto Plains Baptist Church in Yokota, Japan in 1969. Even though he had many trials to face in his life, he never strayed from his love of God. In addition to being a proud Christian, he served a short time in the military as a Marine.

David is survived by his parents; two brothers, Robert and wife Diane of Conway, and Steve and wife Jane of Sidon; three nieces, Melia and husband "T", Alison and husband Josh, and Shelly; two great nieces, Marleigh and Celeigh.

The family will greet friends at Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home 1:00 p.m. Monday, February 20, with funeral services conducted at 2:00 p.m.

Interment will follow at Honey Hill Cemetery under the direction of Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home.

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  • Visitation

    February 20, 2012
    1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

    Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home

    2616 S. Main St.
    Searcy, AR
    (501) 279-9300

  • Funeral Service

    February 20, 2012
    2:00 PM

    Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home

    2616 S. Main St.
    Searcy, AR
    (501) 279-9300

  • Interment

    Honey Hill Cemetery

    Searcy , AR


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Our deepest sympathy to the family. I am so glad to have met him.

Posted by Tom & Patti Budreau - Fowler, IN - cousin   February 21, 2012

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

We will miss seeing David at the workship services at First Baptist, Batesville. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Posted by Nick & Katrina Fudge - Batesville, AR   February 21, 2012

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Robert, My thoughts and prayers are with you. Homer

Posted by Homer Wilson    February 20, 2012

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I am so very sorry to hear of Mark's passing. May God bless and comfort you and your family during this difficult time.

Posted by Jeanne Smith Doyle - Searcy, AR - Friend   February 20, 2012

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Our prayers are with you during this sad time.

Posted by Barbara and Rodger Duncan - Searcy, AR - Friends   February 20, 2012

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Posted by Jim McNeal & Family - friend   February 20, 2012

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I worked for HRA at Evergreen in Batesville for many years, my thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Pam Stanley

Posted by Pamela Stanley - CENTERTON, AR - friiend   February 20, 2012

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I still remember meeting David at Kanto Plains Baptist Church in 1969. I knew him as a cute little blonde boy running around and into our business. The rest of us were SO grown up as young teenagers, (or so we thought)... All the Alkires were special to me as I remember Mary working in a lot capacities of the church along with my mom. And of course my famorite memory of the family was to hear Bob sing! I've always missed those years in Japan.
I want the famliy to know that the last time I spoke with David was just a few weeks ago. Up to this time he was always just wanting to say he loved me and asking if I loved him. But this time he came up to me after church as he often did, wanting a hug and saying over and over, "Melissa, You KNOW that I love Jesus with all my heart, don't you? And you love him too don't you? I just love him with all my heart"
I can picture my Dad, who loved him very much, was right there in heaven last Friday welcoming David home. We can't understand the ways of God but I know that David fit right into His plan.

Posted by Melissa Tulberg - Batesville, AR - Friend   February 20, 2012

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Will miss seeing you standing in front of my office door looking out the window.

Posted by Sharon Martin - Batesville, AR - Friend   February 19, 2012

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Bob and Mary.....our hearts and love out to u and ur family on ur loss of of Mark. I know the angels in heaven rejoice when a child of God goes home. May God comfort u at this time. Love u, ....Ed and T. Willett

Posted by t. willett - searcy, AR - friend of parents and brother St   February 19, 2012

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

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