Neil L. “Buddy” Ursery, of Bismarck, died April 15, 2021, following a lengthy illness. Buddy was born to the late Carrie and T.L. “Jack” Ursery on November 12, 1932.
A graduate of Gurdon High School, Buddy began his work career at Cabe Lumber Company and retired from Halliburton Oil Industries. When he was 20 years of age, Buddy was called to serve his country during the Korean conflict. His length of service lasted from February 1953 to February 1955.
In his youth, Buddy was saved and baptized in First Baptist Church in Gurdon. At the time of his death, he was a member of First Baptist Church in Bismarck. Buddy held a previous membership at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Trinity, TX, a church which held a special place in his heart.
Buddy is preceded in death by his parents, and a son-in-law, James Schmitt; and brother-in-law, Carl Mauldin.
Buddy is survived by his wife, Linda Hardage Ursery of the home; son, Randy Ursery and wife Kim of White Fish, Montana; daughter, Lisa Standridge of Bismarck; five bonus sons: Terry, Charles, Randy, Darrell, and Roger Hardage; two grandsons, Josh Ursery, and Dylan McRay; four granddaughters, Tiffany Grubb, Candace Standridge, Madison Hardage, Alora Dannon Winters; eleven great-grandchildren; and was looking forward to the birth of his twelfth in July; one brother, Jack Ursery and wife Sue of Okolona; two sisters, Virginia Mauldin of Arkadelphia, and Carolyn Kuhn and husband David of Gurdon.
Funeral Service will be 2:00 PM Monday, April 19, 2021 at Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home, 517 Clay St, Arkadelphia, AR 71923, with Brother Kenneth Meyers, Brother Randy Murphey and Sonny Weatherington officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to service. Burial will be at Easley Cemetery in Gurdon. Pallbearers will be: Rowdy Ursery, Rusty Ursery, Tony Grubb, Bill Wright, Wayne Kuhn, and Matt Hardage.