Valley of the Sun Mortuary and Cemetery

10940 East Chandler Heights Rd, Chandler, AZ


Roy Barksdale OBENCHAIN Jr.

December 2, 1936May 16, 2020

Roy Barksdale Obenchain, Jr. of Salem, Virginia left the arms of his loving family into the arms of Jesus on Saturday, May 16, 2020 while in Paradise Valley, Arizona.

He is survived by his wife Shirley Obenchain of Salem, Virginia, his daughter Beth Bournias, Ph.D. and husband Larry of Hilton Head, South Carolina, and by his daughter Robin Obenchain, M.D. of Paradise Valley, Arizona.

A memorial will be held at a later date. The family may be contacted online through the Valley of the Sun Mortuary in Chandler, Arizona.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Roy Barksdale OBENCHAIN Jr.

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James (jesse) Gipson

May 22, 2020

Shirley, I am so sorry for your loss. Roy and you have been family to me in Virginia. I am here for you. Anything you need you just let me know. I am pnly a few minutes away. Tell your children I am sorry as well. Roy was a kind and thoughtful man. I will miss him. I wish you good thoughts and prayers. Jesse

Pete Sink

May 22, 2020

Roy was a classmate of mine. We graduated from William Byrd High School, Vinton, VA, June 1955. He was always a great friend and have missed seeing him through the years. Just let his family know he will be missed by his classmates as well. Prayers are with his family.

Donna Burnette Melton

May 17, 2020

Shirley, I am so sorry to learn of Buddy's passing. He was always so kind, friendly and my dad and mom (Harry and Corinne Burnette)thought so much of you and him. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers during this time of grief and loss.


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