Roy Gene Smallwood
9/28/1930 - 10/24/2019
Aged 89 years old. Born in Nola Arkansas to Janie Lou and Joseph Garland Smallwood. Father to Tina Marie and Gayla Sue. Stepfather to Paula Duncan and Michael Howe. Brother to Ruby Robertson and Knox Bell. Resident of California for 70 years. He joined the Army at the age of 16. In 1958 married Billie Jean Stringer and worked as a heavy duty equipment mechanic for Operation Engineers Local 3 for more than 30 years, retiring in 1985. He was a loving grandfather to Joshua Beam, Amy Beam, Jeff Lance, John Lance, Brianna Bagwell, Michael Anthony Howe, Steven Kerns-Howe, Alana Jackson and of course his namesake Roy David Mofield. One of his proudest moments was when he turned over the reins to his nephew, Larry Ray Sisk. Larry took over his job with Kiewit Construction as Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic upon dad’s retiring. He was so proud knowing he left his job in capeable hands. He has countless friends from all walks of life and will no doubt be remembered for many years to come. I will never get over the loss of my father but he has left me with many happy and funny memories to last the rest of my life. He has taught me how to be tough when times call for it. I will do my best to make him proud of me. I know I am proud to say “ole man Roy” is my father see you again Dad.
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