Roy Eugene Oden, 73, of Joaquin, Texas, formerly of Crossett, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. He was born in Milo, to his parents, George Hiram and Audrey Marie Henderson Oden. He attended school both in the Crossett and Hamburg area. For many years, Roy drove a propane truck for John Scott and later delivered snacks for Tom’s Snacks Co. He was a member of Logan Port Missionary Baptist Church.
He is preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Ray Oden and Glen Oden; one sister, Iris Ebarb; and two nieces, Julia “Judy” Cantillo and Charlotte Ebarb.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Frances “Jeanette” Oden of Joaquin; two sons, Roy Michael Oden and wife, Candy, and Joseph Eugene Oden all of Joaquin; two sisters, Betty Rabb and husband, J., of Crossett, and Brenda Blankenship and husband, Steve, of Gonzales, La.; and one grandson.
A Celebration of Life Service was 2 p.m. Feb. 10 at Medders Funeral Home in Crossett with the Rev. Allen Haygood and the Rev. Joey Meredith officiating.
Burial followed at Eden Cemetery under the direction of Medders Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Phillip Ebarb, Jeff Russell, Tommy Rivers, James Rivers, George Oden, and Steven Smiley.