Elmer C. Strand, age 89, of Royal, died Sunday, November 10, 2019.
He was born on September 25, 1930, in Seminole, Oklahoma, the son of Woodard Cobb and Mary Main Cobb Strand and William R. Strand. On July 10, 1971, he married Ann Powell. He was preceded in death by two daughters, Debra Olson and LaDonna Cobb; his parents; three sisters, Marie Simmons, Norma Jean McGowen and Nonie Hatley; and one brother-in-law, Don Campbell.
Elmer was a member of Apostolic Faith Tabernacle. He was the former owner of the Fish Nest Restaurant in Glenwood. Elmer was a cattle famer, a dairy farmer and owned one of the first chicken farms for Keith Smith Company. He was a hard-working Christian man, who loved his family with all of his heart.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Ann Strand of Royal; two sons and daughters-in-law, Wayne and Linda Cobb of Norman and Thomas and Bonnie Turner of Hot Springs; four daughters and three sons-in-law, LaGayla and Lonnie Heird of Royal, Kim and Barry Boswell of Fulshear, Texas, LaRhonda and Curtis Abernathy of Mount Ida and Shellie Weeks of Texarkana; twenty grandchildren; forty great-grandchildren; thirteen great-great-grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Janet Strand of Texarkana, Texas; one sister, Sharon Campbell of Bakersfield, California; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members and a host of wonderful friends.
Services will be 2:00 PM, Friday, November 15, 2019, in the Apostolic Faith Tabernacle with Rev. Dennis Anderson officiating.
Interment will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery under the direction of Davis-Smith Funeral Home, Hot Springs.
Visitation will be held from 1:00 PM until service time, at the church.
Pallbearers will be Jr. Pascuzzi, Jason Langley, Dr. Todd Turner, Spencer Turner, Shane Abernathy and Tom Abernathy.
Honorary pallbearers will be Tony Flores, Justin Dupree, Kenny McGrew, Oscar Auzadua and Rev. Dennis Anderson.
Guest registry is at www.davis-smith.com.