Oather Allen Litaker, 84, of St. Joseph, passed away at home on Monday, December 12, 2016.
Friends may meet with the family on Saturday, December 17, 2016 from 2 - 4 PM at The Boyd Chapel of Pike Funeral and Cremation Services, 9191 Red Arrow Highway, Bridgman. A funeral and burial will follow in Heber Springs, Arkansas.
Oather was born September 30, 1932 in Floral, Arkansas, the son of the late Felix “Edd” and Jessie (MacMillan) Litaker. Oather served in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict on the Destroyer USS Black. On December 17, 1952 he married Betty Sue Johnson and she preceded him in death on March 17, 2011. Oather retired from Bendix Corporation, St. Joseph. He enjoyed golfing, hunting, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren.
Survivors include his daughter: Angela (Joe) King of Port Byron, Illinois; grandchildren: Ryan (Christie) King, Erin (Greg) Maruzzella, and Kevin (Aston Redding) King, Joseph (Mandy) Williams, and Shane Litaker; great grandchildren: Cecilia and Menzie King, Lauren and Maverick Williams; brothers: Edward (Nancy) Litaker and Mack (Linda) Litaker; sisters: Nancy (Armin) Hensley and Ellen Sue (Ted) Allen; step-brother: Cecil Burton; and step-sister: Willa Dean Burton; all of Arkansas and many nieces and nephews.
Oather was also preceded in death by a daughter: Karen Sue Litaker in 2013, a brother: Jake Litaker and two sisters: Marie Conklin and Glenna Mae Litaker.
Saturday December 17, 2016 , 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM at The Boyd Chapel, Pike Funeral and Cremation Services
Thursday December 22, 2016 at Heber Springs Funeral Home
Thursday December 22, 2016 at Magness Cemetery