Ernest Guy Amsler, Jr.

Obituary Notice

Ernest Guy Amsler, Jr., of Little Rock, passed away on December 25, 2004. He was born September 5,1927, in Little Rock, Arkansas, to Ollie Buchanan Sanders and Ernest Guy Amsler, Sr. He attended Little Rock Public Schools and graduated from Little Rock High School in 1944, where he was a member of Delta Sigma fraternity. He graduated from University of Arkansas in Fayetteville with a B.A. and the University of Arkansas School of Law in 1950 with a law degree. He was a member of the Omega Omega Chapter of Sigma Chi Fraternity and a member of the Central Arkansas Chapter of the Sigma Chi Alumni Association.

After serving in the US Navy Air Corps in WWII and US Air Force during the Korean War, in the office of the Judge Advocate, he retired from the USAF Reserve as a Lt. Colonel. He practiced law in Little Rock for 54 years and served as general counsel for the Arkansas Automobile Dealers Association. He was a member of the American Bar Association, the Arkansas Bar Association, and the Pulaski County Bar Association of which he served as President. He served on various committees of the Arkansas Bar including the Board of Law Examiners and was Chairman of the Executive Committee.

Guy was on the Board of the Arkansas Children's Hospital from 1969 until 2001 and was a member of the Board of Goodwill Industries of Arkansas. He served as President of both organizations. As a lifelong member of Pulaski Heights Presbyterian Church, he taught Sunday School and served as a Deacon and an Elder, along with several committees.

He was a member of the Country Club of Little Rock where he was an avid golfer and was active in the "Sunday Golf Group." Guy was an avid Razorback Fan and enjoyed being of part of "The Homecoming Group". He also loved duck hunting at Belcher Lake Farms Duck Club.

Guy married Barbara Gene Hencke on June 17, 1951 and was married for 53 years. He is survived by two sons, Guy Amsler III of Memphis, TN and Chris Amsler of Little Rock and his wife Pam Amsler, one daughter, Cathy Amsler Rogers of Bentonville, AR and her husband Chris Rogers; five grandchildren, Blake and Logan Amsler of Little Rock and Caty, Christopher and Thomas Guy Rogers of Bentonville, AR; a niece Cindy Tackett Murphy, and great niece, Zoe Murphy of Montrose, CO; an uncle, H. Stanley Amsler of Canton, MS; a stepmother, Mary D. Amsler, of Hendersonville, TN; and a godson Dr. Robert E. Richardson, Jr. of Little Rock.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Ruebel Funeral Home, with a memorial service at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, December 28, at Pulaski Heights Presbyterian Church with Rev. Floyd Whatley officiating. Friends may sign the online guest register at

Memorials may be made to Pulaski Heights Presbyterian Church, 4401 Woodlawn Ave., Little Rock, AR 72205; Arkansas Children's Hospital Foundation, 800 Marshall St., Little Rock, AR 72202; the Guy Amsler Scholarship Fund c/o the Arkansas Bar Foundation, 400 W. Markham St., Little Rock, AR 72201, or Goodwill Industries of Arkansas, 1110 W. Seventh St., Little Rock, AR 72201.

Register Book

  • Richard S. Mann, CPA
    Little Rock, Arkansas

  • Chris and Pam, Our heartfelt sympathy and prayers go out to you and your family during this time of lost. God grant you peace and grace.
    Holly and George Brown
    North Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Many thanks for our time Duck hunting together. We had a lot of fun at Belcher Lake with all your friends. I will never forget these good times. My love to the Family at this sad time.
    David E. Pidgeon
    New Haven, Vermont
  • Frances Eschenbrenner
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Guy:  Thanks for being such a big part of my life. You encouraged me when I needed it most. You set the standard for being a good lawyer. I will miss your smile and wit. When I look at my law license I often think of the day you called to tell me that I had passed the bar exam. You seemed as happy as I was. "Thank you" just doesn't seem enough. I will miss you.
    Butch Hale
    Sherwood District Judge
    Sherwood, Arkansas
  • Chris, our thoughts and prayers are with you and you family at this time.
    Edie and Vince Miller 
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Rest in Peace my High School Classmate. Barbara I know you are strong but you are still in our prayers.
    Bill Woodiel 
    Mt. Home, Arkansas 
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Steve and Kathleen Joiner 
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • My thoughts and prayers are with you. Guy was such a gentleman and privilege to know. God bless you. Love, 
    Jane Hulsey
    The Woodlands, Texas
  • Chris, may God provide comfort in your time of sorrow.
    Dan Harpool
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Our hearts go out to you, Barbara, and your family. We have lost a dear, beloved friend. He leaves behind many happy memories that we will hold dear. Our love.
    Bev and Ron Kuerner 
    Little Rock, Arkansas 
  • Dear Barbara, I was so sorry to learn about Guy. I always remember our time together at Gus Blass bridal shop. I am still in Hot Springs Village. I have been widowed twice. I'll be 87 in 2005. All my love to you, 
    Mary Asel Hall
    Hot Springs Village, Arkansas 
  • Barbara, You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time for you. May God continue to be with you and grant you peace in the days ahead. 
    Betty Glenn 
    (Westover Hills Presbyterian Church)
    Little Rock, Arkansas 
  • May God bless, keep and comfort you during this hard time. Praying for you all.
    Kisheen Miller 
    Bentonville, Arkansas 
  • Kim R. Travis 
    Mabelvale, Arkansas 
  • Carolyn Wallace 
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • I now understand more fully why Cathy is so compassionately devoted to helping others through her community volunteerism. What a fine example she had in her father. Our family prays that you will all be comforted through God's holy peace.
    Betty Cleek 
    Bentonville Girl Scouts 
    Bentonville, Arkansas 
  • In 1950 it was my good fortune to have met both Guy Amslers and had frequent contact while practicing law in Little Rock until 1972 and had the utmost respect for their professional and personal lives, based on my many contacts with them. Hopefully the manner in which he lived his life will be of comfort to his family and all of those who had the good experience of having known him.
    Paul Rawlings T
    Heber Springs, Arkansas
  • Barbara, For some reason you and Guy were heavy on my mind Christmas morning... now I know why. You and the rest of your/our family have been in our prayers and I pray that you know His comfort during this time. Jerry & I will SO much miss Guy's ready wit, kind comments and love of life. Know that you all are ever in our hearts and thoughts. The mantle passes to the next generation... sadly. Love to all of our extended family!!!
    Jerry and Glyn Earnhart 
    Douglasville, Georgia 
  • My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
    Alan Miller
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • I am grieved by the loss of my dear friend.
    Richard L. Pratt 
    Hot Springs, Arkansas
  • Janie Gray
    Bentonville, Arkansas 
  • To the Amsler Family -- The Heifer International family shares your loss, and sends our respect and sympathy to you all.
    Janet Jones 
    Heifer International Donor Services 
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. In deepest sympathy.
    Rebecca Davis Cloyd 
    Conway, Arkansas