Obituary of Junior Ozbun
Ollie Clinton Ozbun, Jr. went home to Jesus on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at age 85 at the Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was surrounded by family as he peacefully passed away after a short hospital stay. We are heartbroken to lose him but know he is in Heaven.
“Junior” was born to Ollie Clinton, Sr. and Dora Mae (Woods) Ozbun on April 27, 1937 in Bono, Arkansas.
Junior met his wife, Virginia Shrum, in 1950 at Allen Island school in Senath, Missouri. They married September 5, 1958 (recently celebrating their 64th wedding anniversary) and went on to have four children: Sandra Ozbun; Clint (Lisa) Ozbun of Doniphan, Missouri; Dana (John) Stillwagon of Bolivar; and Leanne (Garry) Brady of Dexter. In 1969, the family moved from Senath to Doniphan.
In addition to being a dedicated and loving father, Junior also loved time with family and watching his children and grandchildren play sports. He enjoyed fishing, especially the years on Lake Okeechobee, gardening, as well as singing and playing the guitar. He could ‘fix’ or build nearly anything you could think of and would ‘calculate’ in his head quicker than most with a calculator. Throughout Junior’s adult life, he held an unwavering faith in God, which he shared with those who surrounded him.
Junior worked at several jobs throughout his life which included: cutting timber and floating cypress logs in chest high water in Senath, working for a refrigeration company in St. Louis, harvesting wheat for a few years from Texas to Montana, and for over 45 years until he retired, he owned/operated Ozbun’s Garage & Auto Parts in Doniphan.
Junior joins his daughter Sandra in Heaven. He was also preceded in death by his parents and his siblings: Dan (Wanda) Ozbun; Barbara (James) Moore; Donald (Shirley) Ozbun; Cleo (Teddi) Ozbun.
He is survived by his brothers: Eugene (Margaret) Ozbun and Richard (Beverly) Ozbun, both of Senath. Junior is also survived by his grandchildren: Rachel (Josh) Tesreau of Owensboro, Kentucky; Amy (Zack) Spink of Pocahontas, Arkansas; Bradley (Angela) Stillwagon of Kansas City; Conner (Madalyn) Stillwagon of Springfield; Jennifer Stillwagon of Bolivar; Destiny (Jake) Durham of Haughton, Louisiana; and Kerigan Brady of Chattanooga, Tennessee.
He is survived by his great-grandchildren: Jackson Durham of Haughton, Louisiana; Delaney Spink of Pocahontas, Arkansas; Isaac Stillwagon of Springfield; Delaney Durham (due in October 2022); Baby Stillwagon (due in March 2023). He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Services will be held, Saturday, September 24, at First Baptist Church, Doniphan, Missouri by Edwards Funeral Home. Visitation begins at 10:00 a.m. followed by a Celebration of Life service at 1:00 p.m officiated by Monty Flanigan. Burial will follow at Doniphan Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to:
Arkansas State University, Baptist Collegiate Ministry, P.O. Box 730, State University, AR 72467 Attn: Sandy Ozbun Christian Speaker Fund