OBITUARY

Sgt. Johnathan Mark Haywood

October 19, 1993August 5, 2018

Sgt. Johnathan Mark Haywood, 24, of Van Buren, passed away Sunday, August 5, 2018 in El Paso, TX. He was born October 19, 1993 in Fort Smith. He was a tank mechanic serving in the U.S. Army, Company H, 123 Brigade Support Battalion, 3 BCT at Fort Bliss, TX. He was preceded in death by a grandmother, Patsy Haywood.

He is survived by his wife, Amanda Haywood of El Paso; his parents, Mark and Beccy Haywood of Van Buren; two brothers, Matthew Haywood of Alma, and Christopher Haywood of Van Buren; a sister, Stephanie Teague of Booneville; grandparents, Bob Haywood of Van Buren, and Stephen and Shirley Ragazzo of Van Buren; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at Butterfield Assembly of God with interment to follow at the Fort Smith National Cemetery, under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren, AR.

The family will visit with friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday, August 13, 2018, at Butterfield Assembly of God, 1302 North 30th, Van Buren, AR.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, August 13, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, August 14, 2018
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Sgt. Johnathan Mark Haywood

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Kelsey&Brandon Simota

August 13, 2018

There was never a dull moment when you were around. Your smile always lit up the room. Sending our condolences to your entire family, your friends, and Amanda. Thanks for all the memories!

taylor ianneo

August 10, 2018

You were the first person I met going into Ait took my under your wing as an awesome leader I’m really going to miss you man. I just wish we had more to to hang out more. We both were chasing our 5’s and busy as hell with work an well you got your 5 just before I would have. I love and miss you brother ride safe upstairs

Collin Sapp

August 9, 2018

Man brother this news was hard to hear. I remember going through meps with you both being nervous about that asvab and then the long day of labs and stuff. It was boring and sucked but you made sure to still have fun with it and you were so motivated to get it done and ship out. We both went on to different jobs, units, and bases and may of lost some contact along the way. You will still always be my brother you have done great things in your career and you will not be forgotten.

Eric Gann

August 9, 2018

I remeber like it was yesterday we was racing rc at gshobby having fun and and hangin out .. He will be missed by many for sure. Words cannot describe how sorry I am for yalls loss . God bless and ill be praying for everyone..

Alexis Thurby

August 8, 2018

Haywood had a way of making any bad day moment go away by making a joke and making the people around him that are upset just smile. I will never forget them many memories I have with him. From ketchup fights and many more at my first job❤️ No matter how long we went with out talking due to everyday life we would pick up right where we left off! Thank you Haywood for being one of the best guys I ever knew ❤️

Trandon Love

August 8, 2018

A cool and bright young man. I met Haywood in 2015 in AIT in Fort Benning, GA. When my brother died he was there giving me comfort cause I was down during that time. I’m in disbelief battle. Rest Peaceful Sgt. Haywood
- SPC LOVE, TRANDON

Darrell Fullwood

August 8, 2018

I remember when I first met him at Camp Buehring in Kuwait. He was so full of life and willing to help with anything you needed. He was a natural leader and always wanted the best from everyone. He was my motivation in the gym when we both did the 1000 pound club in Kuwait. He was my friend and a great Soldier. You will always have a place in my heart brother. Until we meet again........

Tracy Carson

August 8, 2018

I’ve know this guy since he was born. The funny thing is that I’m not really a “kid” person, but for some reason he always liked me and would sit on my lap anytime I came over. I’ve watched him grow from a child to an adolescent and into a young man. He has always had a lot of energy and loved to have fun and do exciting things, and that is what I remember most about him. It’s hard to understand why things happen and this world is truly a lesser place without him.

janet arnold

August 8, 2018

I still have pics of him camping with us and he tried his best to learn to ski . He was always full of laughter and life . he will be missed by many.

Cree Sandigo

August 8, 2018

I don’t even know where to start. Johnathan had a beautiful soul, he was kind hearted and very selfless, he was always willing to lend a hand if someone was in need, if he knew you or not. If you know Johnathan, he would go up to anyone and talk to them like they were a long lost friend. We may not be blood family but he was our family. My 6 year old son and 3 year old daughter adored him like an uncle and he adored them just the same. We will never forget all the times we’ve had together our riding, hanging out, or just the crazy stuff he would say. Our son will never forget all the times Johnathan would take him for rides in the Jeep or RZR. I’m glad that we have countless videos of our time together. You’d never think that those videos would end up meaning more than they did when they were taken. I am so grateful for the time we’ve had together and happy that Johnathan was able to live his life to the fullest.

We love you and miss you dearly, see you soon!