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Obituary for Rolly Lenard

Rolly Alonzo Lenard, born December 26, 1941 in Fort Smith, AR, passed away, July 13, 2021, in his home on Sugarloaf Lake in Hackett, Arkansas.
Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Evan-Miller Funeral Home in Poteau, with burial following at Summerfield Cemetery.

He was a retired electrician from Whirlpool of Fort Smith, Arkansas. He served his country in the United States Air Force. He was a Jaycee member in Poteau. During his retirement he loved working in his wood shop where numerous cedar boxes were built and given out to so many people that crossed his path. Most of all he loved the many family gatherings and friends that created great memories at his lake house.

Survived by his children: Teena Crotty, of Hackett, Teresa Pickle of Pocola, Tabrina Wasson and her husband Robert of Arkoma, Thomas Lenard and wife Donna of Arkoma; siblings Emmie Carpenter and husband Gary of Wister, Janie Owens and her husband Davey of Summerfield, James and wife Lynn of Haskell; 11 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

Rolly was preceded in death by his parents James Hiram and Clara Dean Lenard of Poteau; brothers Charles Lenard of Crystal Springs, Mississippi and George Lenard of Shreveport , Louisiana; sister, Carrie Glenn, of Heavener; son-in-law, Dr. William “Bill” Crotty of Fort Smith; grandsons Matthew Linton, of Arkoma and William Crotty II, of Fort Smith.

Contributions suggested to Arkoma Public School, (as family was foremost in his life) P.O. Box 349, Arkoma, OK 74901 c/o Outdoor Classroom & Archery.

Family visitation is Friday from 6 to 8 p.m.

Pallbearers are Christopher Hall, Robert Crotty, James Crotty, Brandon Goins, Blake Farmer, Ian Lenard and Eli Lenard.

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