Obituary – Justin Heath Childs (1975 – 2021)


Justin Heath Childs, 45, of Hartford, Arkansas was born on July 14, 1975 and left this life on Earth for his Heavenly Home on March 11, 2021. He is survived by his wife, Amber Yvonne Childs, as well as five children, Maryah Childs-Hartsfield (Peewee), Nathan Childs, Izabella Childs, Michael Bland and Clara Bland.  Other survivors include his father, Barry Childs (Teresa); mother, Nan Guffey; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Mike and Becky Wise; grandmother, Phyllis Vaughn; one brother, Aaron Childs (Holly); two sisters, Jessica Uphoff (Josh) and Kristie Hensley (Clint); special friends, Ken and Melissa Fisher, as well as numerous other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Bill Guffey, grandparents, Kenneth and Jeanie Couch, Lowell and Dorothy Childs, Della Hickey and Harbert Pilgrim.

Justin’s main priority was his family. He loved spending time with them and was proud of all their accomplishments. While he was strong-willed, his faith in the Lord was stronger. In the last year, he leaned heavily on the scripture Joshua 1:9. He was an avid car and truck enthusiast, who never saw a car or truck he did not want to customize. He NEVER met a stranger and was never at a loss for words or quacks.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Tracy Smith, Isaac Belak, Joey Bolin, Arkansas Game and Fish, Arkansas Forestry Commission, Mansfield First Responders, and Sebastian County EMS.

Memorial service will be held 2 p.m., Monday, March 15 at Mansfield First Baptist Church under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood. Current COVID guidelines will be followed, attendants are asked to wear masks.

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

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