Pete (Burpee) Hemphill, 80, of Van Buren died Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, at a Fort Smith hospital. He was a truck driver for more than 50 years, most recently retired from U.S. National Trucking in Van Buren. He was of the Assembly of God faith and widower of Shirley Dowling Hemphill.
He is survived by two daughters, Debra Hemphill of Chisago City, Minn., and Karen Robertson of Van Buren; a son, Kenneth J. Hemphill of Fayetteville; and two grandchildren.
Memorial service will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Ocker Memorial Chapel in Van Buren.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.