George Denver Oxley, 91, of Piggott, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2009, at the Piggott Community Hospital in Piggott.
He was born November 7, 1917, and was the son of the late N.D. and Ida Mae (Hall) Oxley.
He was united in marriage to Frances McDowell on October 14, 1942, and to this union two daughters were born.
Denver was a veteran of World War II, serving in the South Pacific. He was also 50 year Mason and member of the Piggott Masonic Lodge #545. He was a member of the American Legion and a member the United Methodist Church for over 50 years. Denver worked for Brown Shoe Company in Piggott, and retired after 31 years.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Delmar C. Oxley; sister, Gladys Crittenden and niece Blondella McRoberts.
Survivors include his wife Frances Oxley of the home; daughters, Ruth Ann Morgan of Kearney, Mo., and Shelia Dunlap and husband Ronnie of Piggott; three grandchildren, Bryan Morgan of Kansas City, Mo., Amy Morgan of Ludlow, Vt. and Courtney Dunlap of Piggott; sister, Edith Jewell Burgfeld of Pocahontas; niece, Glenda Shelton of Pocahontas and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 27, at the First United Methodist Church in Piggott, with John Sandine officiating. Burial is in Piggott Cemetery. Pallbearers will be David Bandy, Shannon Lincoln, Jason Crittenden, David Gregory, Danny Baldwin and Jimmie Langley. Honorary pallbearers will be John Watson, Gene Holland, Marshall Wheeler, Jimmy Howell, Shonne Mick, Bob Martin,Jim Mowery and Pharis Edwards. Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home of Piggott is in charge of the arrangements.