Ernest Guy Amsler, Jr.
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
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 www.ruebelfuneralhome.com
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.