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Former Commissioner, Arkansas boat-building legend dies

Jan. 27, 2020

FLIPPIN — Forrest Wood, founder of Ranger Boats and former Arkansas Game and Fish Commissioner, died Saturday at Baxter Regional Medical Center. He was 87. Keith Daffron, Wood’s oldest grandson, posted to social media that “Peacefully, with his family by his side, Forrest L. Wood of Flippin passed away on Jan. 25, 2020 in his 87th year.”

Duck calling champ, former commissioner Pat Peacock dies

Jan. 22, 2020

STUTTGART — Pat Peacock, the first woman to be appointed to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, passed away Friday at the age of 81.

Former Commissioner Ralph Griffin dies at 84

Nov. 15, 2017

Ralph B. Griffin, 84, of Jonesboro, a former commissioner with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, died Nov. 11 in Memphis. He was born in Jonesboro April 8, 1933, and lived there his entire life.