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December 6, 1924 - January 8, 2019
Burial Date: January 10, 2019
Funeral Home Rose-Neath Shreveport Southside
On Tuesday, January 8, 2019, O.H. Montgomery passed away at the age of 94 years. O.H. will be forever remembered by his children, Michael Montgomery (Ellen) and Diane Sweeney Coombe; his five grandchildren, Michele Arinder (Kevin), Cheryl Smith (Sean), Mindy Ancelet (Jean), Kevin Sweeney, and Ryan Sweeney; and his eight great-grandchildren, Tori Arinder, Chaz Arinder, Caleb Smith, Andrew Smith, Emily Smith, Samuel Smith, Marion Ancelet, and Louis Ancelet. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 53 years, Ethel Foshee Montgomery.
A Burial Service will be held on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 2:00 p.m., at Hickory Grove Cemetery in Vowells Mill, Louisiana with Kevin Arinder presiding.
A native of Kurthwood, Louisiana, O.H. was born December 6, 1924 to Walter Benjamin Montgomery and Arminda Leona Honeycutt Montgomery. He finished high school at Provencal High School and completed his education in training as a machinist in Shreveport. For 48 years, he worked as a foreman at Riley Beaird Industries. At home, he loved working on cars and small engines and machines. Rose gardening was a long loved hobby of his and he was a prize winning rosarian with the American Rose Center, known for growing beautiful red Lincoln roses. He was an avid antiques and vintage collector in his retirement and always enjoyed finding a good deal on treasures at estate sales and garage sales. O.H. had a great sense of humor and loved playing the fiddle in his younger years at the Saturday night Jamboree in Vowells Mill. He continued his life as a musician playing the fiddle and piano and working as a piano tuner for some years. He truly was a jack of all trades. He loved life and his family and made a friend wherever he went.