Fomba L.B. Wood Obituary

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Fomba L.B. Wood of Poteau, Oklahoma was born on November 25, 1929 in Mena, Arkansas to Elzy and Mae (Lunsford) Wood and passed away on April 11, 2019 in Fort Smith, Arkansas at the age of 89.


He is survived by:

His wife of 61 years:
Helen Wood

Two brothers-in-law:
Lonnie R Williams and wife Bonnie
Wendell Williams and wife Sheri

Two sisters-in-law:
Lenora Williams
Verda Wood

Several nieces, nephews, other relatives, cousins, and dear friends


He was preceded in death by his parents, Elzy and Mae Wood; one infant daughter; and three brothers, Blake, Aaron, and Bobby Dean Wood.


Fomba was a 1948 graduate of Mena High School in Mena, Arkansas, where he was active in the FFA Livestock Judging Contest and won his class in Kansas City. He left Mena in 1953 and moved to Dallas, Texas where he began employment with Campbell Manufacturing Company. In 1954, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and served 2 years in which 18 months of the 2 years he spent in Japan. He returned to Dallas in 1956 and resumed working for Campbell Manufacturing Company as a Factory Superintendent until 1983. Fomba married his wife, Helen who was from the Reichert Community in 1958.


In 1983, Fomba and Helen went into business for themselves, which they operated and owned Woody’s Custom Canvas until 1997. In May 1997, they sold the business and retired. In 2004, they moved to Poteau to be closer to family.


Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, April 15, 2019 at Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home Chapel in Heavener, Oklahoma with Brother Jerry Williams officiating.


Burial will follow in Reichert Cemetery under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home of Heavener, Oklahoma.


Pallbearers will be: Lonnie W. Williams, Jody Williams, Cecil Williams, Wesley Williams, Arnold Wood, and Barry Williams.


Viewing will be from noon until 6:00 p.m., Saturday; noon until 6:00 p.m., Sunday; and 8:30 a.m. until noon, Monday at the funeral home.


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