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John William McDore, Jr.

November 8, 1953 — January 23, 2023

John William “Butch” McDore, Jr., was born on November 8, 1953, in Camden, AR to the union of Frankie Mae and John W. McDore, Sr., who preceded him in death. He departed this life on January 23, 2023, at the Spring Nursing Home in Camden, AR.

In his early years, he attended the Shiloh A.M.E. Church were his families roots were. He attended school at Chidester High School in Chidester, AR. From youth, he played with tools and latter became a skilled mechanic. He was a quite yet knowledgeable.

He leaves a son Onterio Porchia of Muskegon, MI; three grandchildren, four sisters and two brothers, Eva Allen of Jacksonville, AR; Louvenure Davis of Camden, AR; Freddie Marie Oglesby of North Little Rock, AR; Barbara (David) Purifoy of Menifee, CA; Frank McDore of Gurdon, AR. He also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

Submitted by the McDore Family

Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 3, 2023, at Williams Funeral Home Van Buren in Camden. Services will be a 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at New Scott’s Temple COGIC with Elder Willie Brown, officiating. Interment will be at Shiloh Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Tyrone McDore, Fredrick Shaffer, Brian Goshen, DeShawn Allen, Justin Fogle and John Loyd Rivers. Honorary pallbearers will be Frank McDore, Robert McDore, Charles Marks, Onterio Porchia, Frankie Brown and Clinton Marks.

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Service Schedule

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Friday, February 3, 2023

1:00 - 5:00 pm (Central time)

Williams Funeral Home Van Buren

119 Van Buren St NW, Camden, AR 71701

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, February 4, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

New Scott's Temple COGIC

4549 AR-24, Chidester, AR 71726

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