John Eldon Mugley, February 14, 1944~February 7, 2017

Mugley, John copyJohn Eldon Mugley, 72, of West Fork passed away Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at his home to be with the Lord after a 3-year battle with cancer. He was born February 14, 1944 in Fayetteville to Alford Connor and LuMarlis King Mugley.

He lived in West Fork for 42 years; worked at EPC as a fabricator/tool crib attendant for 40 years; was a member of the Blackburn Community Covenant Church in Winslow; he loved his children and grandchildren and his church; and loved camping, hunting and fishing.

He was preceded in death by his parents; 3 sisters and 1 granddaughter.

John is survived by his wife, Rosilee Collins Mugley of the home, whom he married April 18, 1964; 3 sons, Darrin Mugley and wife, Tisa of West Fork, Keith Mugley and wife, Tammy of West Fork and Michael Mugley and wife, Lana of West Fork; 1 daughter, Johnette Ross and partner, Johnny Warford of Elkins; a brother, Kenneth Cook of West Fork; a sister, Ruby Reed of Winslow; 15 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 10:30 A.M. Friday, February 10, 2017 at Beard’s Chapel with Pastor Marsha Cooley officiating. Interment will follow in Friendship Cemetery in West Fork under the direction of Beard’s Chapel.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 P.M. on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Blackburn Community Covenant Church Building Fund, in c/o Marsha Cooley, P.O. Box 165, Winslow, AR. 72959.

The family wishes to express special thanks to the Blackburn Community Covenant Church Family; Washington Regional Hospice; and special thanks to Janet Jenkins.


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    Ellen Smith » 07. Feb, 2017

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

    Randy & Linda Bradley » 08. Feb, 2017

    Rosilee and all the family: We were so sorry to hear of your loss. We have many fond memories over the years of John… growing up in Winslow and school years. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Mary Walsh » 08. Feb, 2017

    Rosilee and family, you guys are in our thoughts and prayers. John was a terrific and kind man. Sorry for the loss.

    Love Art and Mary

    Le Roy and Darlene Faux » 08. Feb, 2017

    So very sorry for your loss. May the Good Lord be with you .

    Mary Smith » 09. Feb, 2017

    Rosier and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. I have fond memories of a sneaky dominos player. Those were great evenings with a wonderful man. Praying for comfort to you and the family.
    Love Calvin, Mary and Rachel

    Suzanne (Drake), Larry & Jessie Moheng » 09. Feb, 2017

    I am so sadden by the passing of John. I have been remembering all the times I spent with the family as a kid. You all are family to me, I am praying for all of you. Hugs and Love from me to you. I Love this poem and John fits it. I pray for comfort, strength, and Love; I know God has his arms around you. Nature’s first green is gold,
    Her hardest hue to hold.
    Her early leaf’s a flower;
    But only so an hour.
    Then leaf subsides to leaf,
    So Eden sank to grief,
    So dawn goes down to day
    Nothing gold can stay.
    Robert Frost

    Mike and Pat Cooper » 10. Feb, 2017

    Our deepest sympathies, you are in our thoughts and prayers. we enjoyed meeting John at church, may God bless you and your family

    Shirley Henson » 10. Feb, 2017

    Rosilee, and family so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for you all. GOD bless and KEEP YOU.

    Jenny K. Receptionist @ Highlands Oncology Group » 10. Feb, 2017

    To Rosalee Mugley,

    I am so sorry for your loss of a great man. I truly adore you and him with all my heart. I am happy to know he is with our Lord and no longer hurting but I sure do miss him already. My prayers go out to you and the rest of your family, Rosalee. I love you sweet woman and stay strong. You WILL see him again. The Lord is coming soon!