Obituary: Kenneth Ray Palmquist

Kenneth Ray Palmquist, age 55, of Bryant, died Wednesday, March 2, 2011, at[more] Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. He was born Nov. 30, 1955, in Austin, Texas, the son of the late Benny and Mary Craig and was a park superintendent for the City of Bryant and a member of Midtowne Church in Benton.

He is survived by a son, Timothy Palmquist of Bryant; four daughters, Holli Kelley and her husband, Allen, of Sheridan, Amber McGuire and husband, Todd, of Benton, Magan Shuttleworth and husband, Aaron, of Bryant and Kelsey Palmquist of Bryant; and four grandchildren, Kennedy, Camryn, and Laynie McGuire and Anderson Kelley.

Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, March 4, 2011, at Dial and Dudley Funeral Home in Bryant. Graveside Services will be 1 p.m., Saturday, March 5, 2011, at Bayou Mason Cemetery in Lake Village with Rev. Doug Pruitt officiating. Arrangements are by Bishop Funeral Home of Lake Village.


  1. Jeremy Lemons

    Ken will be greatly missed! My thoughts and prayers are with his family. I will miss him until I get to see him again.

  2. Shayne King

    I agree with Jeremy. Ken will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his faimly. Ken was a dedicated employee and a good coworker.

  3. Marilyn Payne

    Ken loved working for the City. I’m sure he will be greatly missed. Thank God for memories for the family and friends to hold on to.

  4. L.J.

    Ken was a great guy who was well respected. He will be missed by all, and I know especially by Jeremy, as you worked so well as a team. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

  5. rch3

    My prayers to the family in this trying time. Mr. Ken always helped us out–getting people to line the baselines, work on mounds, it didnt matter.

    He will be greatly missed, but I know he is in a better place now where the fields are perfect. ch

  6. Steve Glenn

    I got to know Ken through youth baseball at Bryant. We worked together on several projects over the years. You could always count on Ken. There is no way of knowing how many lives he effected with his love of parks and his willingness to help the youth programs. He was a friend and a good man, he will be missed. We need more people like Ken. Steve

  7. Sam Chaloner

    Ken will be greatly missed. He always made sure that the girls had the best chance to play ball even if it had rained the same day. He and his crew worked hours on end to provide the bes playing environment possible. Thank you Ken for everything you did. You will be missed. Thoughts and prayers go out to Ken’s family in this rough time.

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