Joe Vobora

Joe Edward Vobora, age 85, a resident of De Queen, died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, in the Arkansas Heart Hospital, Little Rock, Arkansas.

He was born to Frank and Louise Bedford Vobora in Lakeview, Calif., on April 1, 1933. He was a veteran of the Korean War, having served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and was a retired Postmaster in Grants Pass, Ore.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wives, Bernice Vobora and Mari Alice Vobora; and a step-son, Steven Johnson.

Survivors include one son, Michael Frank Vobora of De Queen; one daughter, Tone Jo Wartinger of De Queen; two step-sons, Lonny Owen Coleman of Branch, Mich., and Glenn Johnson of Kerrville, Texas; one step-daughter, Jackie Mari Halstead of Yamhill, Ore.; one brother, Stanley Frank Vobora of Spokane, Wash.; four sisters, Barbara Louise Van de Wetering of Corvallis, Ore., Margaret Besler of Grants Pass, Ore., Alice Ann Bromund of Vacaville, Calif., and Kathy Vobora of Grants Pass, Ore.; a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren; as well as, nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, in the Chandler Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Mark Cloninger officiating, under the direction of Chandler Funeral Home, De Queen. You can send an online sympathy message at

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