Kermit Wells Oldfield, 87, passed away Sunday, October 30, 2016 at his home in Wheeling , Arkansas. He was born May 8, 1929 in Wheeling, Arkansas to the late Truman Wilkerson Oldfield and Johnie Sanderson Oldfield.
Kermit was involved in farming and worked at the Salem sale barn for many years. He served his country in the United States Army. He was a member of the Wheeling Church of Christ. Kermit traveled to Alaska and California; but never saw the Mississippi River.
He is survived by his sister, Helen Bassham, of Salem, Arkansas; nephews: Earl Lee Bassham and wife Donna, of West Plains, Missouri; Boyce Bassham of Salem, Arkansas, Forest Bassham and wife Valeria, of Blair, South Carolina; Joey Barnett and wife Karen, and Roger Barnett, and wife Georgia, of Tulare, California; as well as great and great-great nieces and nephews; neighbors, friends, acquaintances. Kermit never met a stranger.
He is preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Claudia Patricia Barnett of Tulare , California .
Pallbearers are: Tuffy Smith, Stacey Thomas, Shawn Vincent, Harrell Ray Estes, Buford Hancock, Micky Cochran. Honorary Pallbearers are George Walling, Jack Walling, Jim Walling, and Dr. Jim Bozeman.
Visitation service will be Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 12:00pm at Cox-Blevins Funeral Home with funeral services to follow at 2:00pm with Bro. John Hodges and Jim Walling officiating. Burial will be at the Harmony Cemetery in Salem, Arkansas.
Arrangements entrusted to Cox-Blevins Funeral Home of Salem. Sign the online guest book at www.coxblevinsfuneralhome.com.