Oddy Straight, 72, of Springdale, Ark., long-time businessman and resident of Springdale, Ark., went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. He was born Jan. 14, 1941.He was owner and operator of Straight's Lawn and Garden in Springdale. His mission in life was to serve the Lord Jesus Christ through helping others, giving to others, and caring for his family.
Oddy served in the Army National Guard for 10 years. He was a plant manager of H.K. Porter Co. in the early to mid '70s. He married his high school sweetheart, Sandy Thompson on Jan. 27, 1961. Their only child, Stephanie was born Oct. 16, 1970. In 1976, he and his wife opened Straight's Lawn and Garden in March of 1976. He grew the business from two employees to what it is today.
He was ordained as a deacon at First Baptist Church of Springdale in the late 1960s, where he had an active part in the relocation of the church from the old Holcomb Street location to the present facility on Johnson Road, which is now known as Cross Church. He served there for about 25 years, assisting Rev. Cliff Palmer with over 3,000 baptisms. From there, he moved to First Baptist Church of Centerton and again took part in the growth of a small church. He was presently a member of Lakeview Baptist Church in Cave Springs. Oddy was a graduate of Springdale High School, where he was a two-way starter on the football team.
He was preceded in death by his parents Lonzo and Viola Straight and one brother Hugh Straight.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Sandy Straight, of the home; one daughter, Stephanie Straight, of Springdale; two sisters, Juanita Todd and husband Kenneth and Wanda Stroud, all of Springdale; one brother, Leon Straight and wife Odell of Alma, Ark.; sister- in-law, Betty Straight, of Tontitown, Ark., and many nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
Funeral services were held today (Wednesday) at Lakeview Baptist Church in Cave Springs with Rev. Johnny Harp, Rev. Cliff Palmer, Rev. Rex Griffin and Rev. Gary Thomas officiating. Burial was at Bluff Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Lakeview Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 6, Cave Springs, AR 72718.
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