Donald Wayne Dacus died December 26, 2012, in Batesville. Born in Detroit, Mich., on December 17, 1928, he was 84, He was the son of Walter Wall Dacus and Rose Evelyn Dacus.
He served in the U. S. Army and National Guard Arkansas.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Esther Lovell Davis Dacus; four children of Batesville, Michael Dacus, Jeannie Whitener, Beth Jones and Wally Dacus; a brother, Lawrence Dacus of Searcy; a sister, Mary Henson of Indio, Calif.; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held December 29 at Olmstead Funeral Home in Heber Springs. Burial followed at Cleburne County Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers were Mark Mace, Curt Martin, Marc McCollum, Casey Dacus, Bruce Dacus and Rich Byers.
Honorary pallbearers were Eric Dacus, Jesse Dacus, Jeff Whitener, Chad LaRose, Michael John Sloan.
Memorials may be made to The Gideons International.