Roy Marion Pannell Sr., 90, of Natural Dam died Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Van Buren. He was born Sept. 12, 1923, at Lee Creek. He was a builder, painter, of the Pentecostal Church of God faith and an Army veteran who received the Victory Ribbon, Aptheater Ribbon, three Bronze Service Stars, Star Medal on Bronze Arrowhead and Bronze Star.
He is survived by his wife, Delean; two daughters, Karen Sue Walker and Donna Woten; three sons, Roy Lee Pannell Jr., Daryle Wayne Pannell and Ricky Lynn Pannell; two sisters, Beulah Jones and Nita Pannell; two brothers, Liem Pannell and Norman Pannell; eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Graveside service with military honors will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of Lewis-Roberts Funeral Chapel in Fort Smith.