Obituary- Juan Ozuna Sr. (1960-2020)


Juan Ozuna Sr. of Heavener, Oklahoma passed from this life, Monday, January 20, 2020, in Ft. Smith, Arkansas surrounded by his loving family. Juan was born July 4, 1960 in Los Angeles, California to Guillermo Ozuna and Zaragoza Sara (Gonzalez) Ozuna. He was 59 years old.

Juan leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife Criselda Ozuna of Heavener, Oklahoma and two sons: Juan Ozuna Jr. and Martin Ozuna both of Heavener, Oklahoma and one grandson John Ozuna III of Bonanza, Arkansas. Juan is also survived by one brother Guillermo Ozuna Jr. of Waldron, Arkansas and his sisters: Rita Cantu of Texas, Odilia Banderas of Waldron, Arkansas, Saraelia Pompa of California and Silvia Diaz of Waldron, Arkansas Juan will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives he impacted including a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends he loved dearly.

Juan was preceded in death by his parents: Guillermo Ozuna and Sara Ozuna, one daughter, Yolanda Ozuna and two brothers: Guadalupe Ozuna and Gilibaldo Ozuna.

Juan’s life celebration will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 24, 2020 at the Centro Cristiano Hispano N.V. in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Jose Banderas officiating. Interment will follow in the Bush Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

Juan’s pallbearers will be Guillermo Ozuna III, Lupe Ozuna, Freddy Ozuna, Jose Banderas Jr., Ozzie Ozuna, Joel Diaz, Eduardo Cantu and Leonardo Cantu.

Juan’s visitation will be Thursday, January 23, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

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