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Tolbert Wayne Counts, 85, of West Siloam Springs, Oklahoma, passed away Friday December 25, 2020 at the Siloam Springs Regional Hospital
Wayne was born on September 3, 1935 in Johnson, Arkansas. He was the son of Tolbert Counts and Anna Neal Counts. He was the widow of the late Margaret Eaton Counts whom he married on February 26, 1955 and preceded him in death on June 18, 2000. Wayne had been a truck driver and dispatcher for the Willis Shaw Express trucking company and had retired from Simmons Foods. His favorite pass time was fishing on his pontoon boat on Lake Eucha.
He is survived by one son, Michael Counts of Siloam Springs; one daughter, Melody Snyder of Siloam Springs; one sister Connie Wray of Sand Springs, Oklahoma; five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, one son, Bobby Counts and four sisters, Iline Noel, Jan Diven, Maxine Shumate and Verna Counts.
Visitation will be held at the Bluff Cemetery in Springdale on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 from 1:30 pm to 2:00pm. Graveside Services will follow at Bluff Cemetery at 2:00pm. Arrangements were entrusted to Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home of Siloam Springs, Arkansas. To sign the online guestbook, please visit www.backstrom-pyeatte.com.
Wayne was a bright kind man. I'm going to miss him. He made us all happy to be there. My heart hurts that he is gone now. I was lucky to have met him. I will never forget him. Praying for his family friends and all of my ex coworkers. The staff adored wayne.
Stacey Lawhorn Dec 30 2020 12:00 AM