Roy Allen Waggoner, who resided in Charleston, Arkansas, passed away Saturday, July 29, 2017, at his home. He was born January 25, 1940, in Charleston to the late Dewey Daniel Waggoner and Mittie (Barnes) Waggoner. He was 77 years old. He was also preceded in death by his wife of almost 59 years, Eunice (House) Waggoner; five sisters, Edith Edgmon, Audrey Waggoner, Zada Boster, Leah Whiting, and Betty Council; four brothers, Frank, John Tandy, Wade, and Leland Waggoner; and one granddaughter, Kaylea Michele.


Roy along with his wife Eunice, was former owner and operator of Eunice’s Country Cookin’ Restaurant in Fort Smith for 20 years, before their son Dennis and his wife Cindy, took over the family business. Roy treasured his family, cherished his friends, and he appreciated his customers of many years. Roy loved his church, his church family, and was a member of Cavanaugh Free Will Baptist Church in Fort Smith.


Graveside services at Measles Cemetery in Lavaca were at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 1st, which would have been Roy and Eunice’s 60th wedding anniversary. Services were under the direction of Brotherton Brothers Funeral Home and Flower Shop in Charleston. Officiating the service was Mr. Charlie Wagoner and Rev. Will Harmon of Cavanaugh Free Will Baptist Church of Fort Smith.


He is survived by three daughters, Alretta and Larry Reese of Muldrow, Robertta and Darrell Moses of Fort Smith, and Valerie and Jon Fenner of Charleston; one son, Dennis and Cindy Waggoner of Fort Smith; two brothers, Ellis Waggoner of Redding, California and Daniel Waggoner of Charleston; eleven grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.


Family visited with friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday evening at the funeral home.


The Roy Waggoner family would like to express a special thank you to Roy’s caregivers and friends, Ms. Pat Hewitt and Karla McCorkle and the staff of PRN Medical Staffing.