Orphea Clasel Wyatt was born May 16, 1930 on the Buffalo River in a log cabin built by her father for his bride in 1927. The daughter of Doy Richard and Bertha Mae (Friend) Sparks. She passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her daughters Sunday, November 24, 2019 at the age of 89 years old.
Orphea attended Towering Oaks Church in Berryville and was a member of their 50+ club.
She is survived by four daughters Phyllis (Gary) James of Springdale, Arkansas, Reba (Bobby) Clark of Berryville, Arkansas, Sharlene Walker of Watts, Oklahoma, Sherri Plumlee of Berryville, Arkansas; brother Wesley (Mildred) Sparks of Harrison, Arkansas; sister Dorothy (Bernie) Samuels of Fayetteville, Arkansas; eight grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; one great greatgrandchild due in March; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She is preceded by her husband William Ray Wyatt; parents Doy and Bertha Sparks; and four brothers Troy, Arold, James and Clyde Sparks.
Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at the Charles M Nelson Memorial Chapel in Berryville, Arkansas. Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at the Charles M Nelson Memorial Chapel. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com.