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Ottic Wayne O'Farrell

27 July, 195617 June, 2021

Ottic Wayne O'Farrell, 64, of Fouke, AR. passed away on June 17, 2021. He was born on July 27, 1956 in Atlanta, TX. He was a brick mason in the Texarkana area for many, many years. Loved to fly planes and teach others. He also loved fishing and hunting and camping with his friends. In his later years he and his wife Gretchen were team truck drivers.

He was preceded in death by his parents Ottic James O'Farrell and Ira Underwood.

Survived by his wife Gretchen O'Farrell of Fouke, AR; one daughter Amanda Bryer; two sons and daughters-in-law Sean and Amanda O'Farrell and Michael and Malissa Brackeen. Five grandchildren Sydney and Shelby Bryer, Kyla. Olivia and Addie O'Farrell. Plus many other great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and family and friends.

Graveside service will be 10am Monday, August 2, 2021 with Rev. Jim Sexton officiating in Shiloh Cemetery. Burial is under the direction of East Funeral Home-Downtown.

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Rodger & Sherry Smith

5 August 2021

Gretchen, I am so sorry for your loss, you and Wayne have been the best. I sure am going to miss hearing "HEY MISS SHERRY" when I answer the phone. We had a lot of fun with you guys a couple of years ago when we had those dinners, and we are sure going to miss him. If you ever need anything, or just want to talk, please don't hesitate to call me. We love you.

Rodger & Sherry Smith

Tonya Ward

24 June 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. We may no longer see him but he lives on in our hearts forever. Gretchen, I’m praying for you and your family to find peace and comfort through God’s love during this very difficult time. Love you very much. ❤️

Tonya Ward
Texarkana, Arkansas

Carolyn Wix

24 June 2021

Gretchen, I just heard about Wayne. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Wayne is resting in the arms of Jesus. We will see him again, I’m so thankful that Jesus paid the price for us at the cross. So we can spend eternity praising and worshipping the Lord.
Love you.

Maryann Deaton

23 June 2021

A man who always greeted me and anyone showing up at his door with a smile. Growing up I spent a many nights with the O'Farrell family and one which I will always consider a part of my own you will be missed were always loved and forever will continue in our hearts and our fond memories. One of the biggest parts of my childhood will always be with the O'Farrell family singing karaoke in the living room playing horseshoes with all my big brothers outside love you Wayne thanks for letting me be a part of your life and thanks for always imprinting mine. From Maryann Deaton Trudy Avery and Alexis deaton

Melody Aycock

23 June 2021

I remember having so much fun with Ottic & Gretchen when we were younger. Ottic could make us laugh.
He will be missed.
God bless .

Adonna Borah

22 June 2021

Wayne, You are Doodle to me. We grew up together your mom and dad would leave you at aunt Jean, while they went to the grocery store. They always brought back crackerjack for all of us.
Then at night we would play chase, And always forget that dang clothes line. All most break our neck. But you will always be Doodle to me. I can just see you walking the streets of gold. See you Heaven my friend love you always ❤ Praying for your family. Love Adonna Borah

Gretchen OFarrell

22 June 2021

He also had a beautiful daughter Lou Ellen Lane and a number of grand children and great grand children. Thank you for being a part of our lives.

Gretchen OFarrell

22 June 2021

I love you my sweet friend. You were taking away from me too soon.
My sweetheart and my love.

Amanda Bryer

22 June 2021

This man right here is and was the best father n grandpa any one could ever have.I amveternally thankful that GOD chise me to be a part if his life.Fly high with the angels dadd.Your little girl will see you soon.I LOVE YOU

Angie Gray

20 June 2021

Most of my child hood and adult hood memories have you in it. I cannot imagine life without you. I love you uncle Otic.

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