Oland Goad, 99, and a resident of Imboden, passed away from this life on December 30, 2023, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. He was born to the late James Dodson and Ida Pearl Compton Goad on April 17, 1924, in Portia.

A graduate of Portia High School and a World War II Army Corps veteran, Oland married Irma Lee Coffman on September 11, 1945. He was a graduate of the St. Louis School of Mortuary Science, a former County Clerk and Treasurer of Lawrence County, and the former director of the Imboden Housing Authority, including during the flood of 1982. He was a retired auditor for the Legislative Joint Auditing Committee for the State of Arkansas.

Oland was a member of the Imboden United Methodist Church, a Mason, a former member of the Imboden Lions Club, and an inductee into the Lawrence County Sports Hall of Fame, due to his work with American Legion Baseball in the 1960’s. He enjoyed traveling with his wife and friends, eating fish on Friday nights, going to “coffee” in the mornings, and watching sports, especially the Arkansas Razorbacks and whatever team his grandchildren and great-grandchildren were playing on. He was known far and wide and would find someone to visit with, no matter where he happened to be. He was a beloved daddy, papaw, uncle, friend, and the definition of a true gentleman.

Oland was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years Irma Lee; his parents; two brothers, Charles Goad and Armon Goad, and grandson in law, Lance Mason.

He is survived by his daughter, Rebecca (Steve) Jones of Imboden; son, Russell (Lori) Goad of Copperas Cove, Texas; grandchildren Chris (Mikka) Jones of Imboden, Stephanie (Les) McCormic of Pocahontas, and Ben Goad of Copperas Cove, Texas; great grandchildren, Rob Mason, Will Mason, Lauren Jones, Autumn (John) Dent, and Everly Goad and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at the Imboden United Methodist Church on Thursday, January 4, 2024, at 10:00, with visitation preceding at 9:00. Pat Bodenhamer, Joe Kaiser, and Michael Dodson will officiate. Burial will follow in Lawrence Memorial Park in Walnut Ridge. Services are under the direction of McNabb Funeral Home.

Pallbearers are Chris Jones, Ben Goad, Rob Mason, Will Mason, Les McCormic, Jeremy Jones, Billy Rowsey and Robert Stallings.

Honorary pallbearers include Jim Goad, Mike Goad, Terry Rorex, Ricky Benson, Davis Matthews, Ray Dickson, Jim Jones, Dan Matthews, Bob Harpole, Bob McMillon, Joe Chappell, James Ratliff, Billy Powell, Bobby Powell and Nick Bagwell.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to the Imboden United Methodist Church, PO Box 477, Imboden, AR. 72434 or to a charity of your choice.