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Wednesday May 22nd, 2019
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Jeffrey Lee McGarrah

Jeffrey Lee McGarrah, 53, of Colcord, Oklahoma passed away on Monday, May 20, 2019 at Washington Regional Hospital in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Jeff was born on February 10, 1966 in Siloam Springs, Arkansas to Larry and Connie McGarrah. He accepted the Lord as a child and was baptized under the concrete bridge on HWY US 412; he grew up in the Sequoyah community, he attended Boys State in Edmond, Oklahoma in 1983 and then went on to graduate from Colcord High School in 1984. He worked for La Z Boy for 32 years and was the Materials Manager. Jeff loved the Oklahoma Sooners, old trucks, old country music, antiques, learning about the Civil War history, working with wood and working on the farm. He also remodeled his home on the farm that was over 100 years old. In his spare time he enjoyed researching genealogy and ended up having around 11,000 names discovered in his line of family. Jeff will be remembered as someone who never met a stranger; but most of all, he cherished his family and friends.

He is survived by his parents, Larry and Connie McGarrah of Colcord, OK; his wife, Penny Peng-McGarrah of the home; 3 daughters, Katelyn Coon and husband Daniel of Siloam Springs, AR., Elizabeth McGarrah of Siloam Springs, AR., and Abby McGarrah of Pea Ridge, AR; 1 brother, Sam McGarrah of Wyandotte, OK; 1 niece, Kelsie Wilson of Fairland, OK; 1 nephew, Landon McGarrah of Collinsville, OK; 1 grandchild, Charlotte McGarrah, and many other family and friends.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.

The funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 10:00am at the Sager Creek Community Church in Siloam Springs, AR. Pastor Gordon Topping will officiate the service. Burial will be held in Oak Hill Cemetery under the direction of Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home of Siloam Springs. To sign the online guestbook, please visit www.backstrom-pyeatte.com.


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I met Jeff while working at LZB back in 90-94. He seemed to be best friends with everyone that worked there, including me, and made me feel like that every time I saw him over the years. Jeff was a genuine, good person. My prayers are for his family.

Jeff Bland Jun 17 2019 12:00 AM

Just learned today of Jeff's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Larry, Connie, and Sam. He was the real deal.

Dean and Ruby Shafer May 28 2019 12:00 AM

A Feathery Palm Plant was sent on May 28, 2019

Expression of Sympathy May 28 2019 12:00 AM

To Jeff's family and friends; we a tremendously saddened for your loss. Jeff was a one of kind guy-always quick and funny-and the first to help us. He extended kindness and patience in every conversation we ever had with him. Though we never met him face to face, his personality reached us over and over. We are greatly sorry for your loss, and continue to send prayers to all he knew.

Kristen Horne & Marsha Langford-Carpenter Company May 24 2019 12:00 AM

To Jeff's family I am so sorry for your loss.I worked with Jeff until I retired last year. He was great guy. I know he will be greatly missed.

Mike Frawley May 23 2019 12:00 AM

Jeff was more then a band parent, also my fomor boss! You were my dads first boss at la z boy then was my band parent Then, jeff became my boss. Even though i worked 2ed shift he made sure to stop by my Everyday and talk to me. He went the extra mile for family, friends, coworkers and everyone. He will be missed so much!! Thanks for everything you have helped my family with!! We will miss you so much!!!

Ashlee bell May 22 2019 12:00 AM

A Tropical Dish Garden with Fresh Flowers was sent on May 22, 2019

SO SORRY WE LOVE YOU ALL . Ronnie, Reita and boys

Expression of Sympathy May 22 2019 12:00 AM

To Jeffs family, I am deeply saddened to hear of Jeffs passing. He was a great man that I had the honor to work with at La-Z-Boy. He earned a great respect from those around him, lead with humility and purpose, and had a great way of helping people to be their best. I will be saying prayers for strength through this difficult time for his family and friends. He was a blessing to us all and I am comforted in knowing he is home with Our Lord and Savior celebrating the joys that He has for him now.

Tim Wilson May 22 2019 12:00 AM

A Dish Garden with Fresh Flowers was ordered on May 22, 2019

Expression of Sympathy May 22 2019 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss..but to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord...I know he is with the Lord..May the good Lord give you comfort and peace in knowing he is in heaven with our Lord and Savior.

Brigitte Beavers May 22 2019 12:00 AM

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