Johnny R. McCarley, 59, of Barling passed away on Monday, May 26, 2014 in Barling.

He was born on Oct. 11, 1954 in Port Lavaca, Tex. to his parents Sterling Steele and Lawanda Violet (Walker) McCarley. He worked in the oilfield for over 38 years as a driller and tool man and was a member of First Baptist Church in Paris.

He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother Steele Lavelle McCarley.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Laura McCarley of Fort Smith; four daughters, Melanie Blasingame of Fort Smith, Melissa McCarley of Morrilton, Maura Blasingame of Van Buren and Mariah McCarley of Fort Smith; two sons, Matthew McCarley of Fort Smith and Micheal McCarley of Fort Smith; one brother, Steve McCarley of Branch; 19 grandchildren.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Roller Funeral Home in Paris. Online guestbook at