POTEAU–Olen Eugene Faulkenberry, 86, Poteau, passed away March 18, 2012 in Fort Smith. He was born Feb. 5, 1926, at Monroe to Clarence and Arla Faulkenberry, was a decorated veteran of the U.S. Army in World War II and a retired insurance agent.
A private family burial will be held. A Celebration of Life Service is Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at Grace Manor Memorial Chapel with Bro. Clyde Steelman officiating, under the direction of Grace Manor Funeral Home.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Dovie Midgley.
Survivors are his wife Evie of the home; one daughter Phyllis Robinson of Arkansas; two sons, Merle Faulkenberry of Little Rock, and C.L. Faulkenberry of Mountain City, Ga.; eight grandchildren, Melissa, Lee, Amanda, Danielle, Stephanie, Sommer, David and Jeffrey; and nine great-grandchildren.
The family visitation is Tuesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
The family has requested that in lieu of flowers a love offering be made to Bethel Baptist Church of Wister. You may leave an on-line greeting to the family at www.gracemanorfh.com.