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Roger Avant, 78, of Palestine, formerly of Big Spring, died Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, at the Family Faith Center in Big Spring with Pastor Sam Segundo officiating.
He was born July 3, 1936, in Lamesa, Texas and married Oma Pennington Oct. 3, 1954, in Lamesa, Texas.
Roger owned Kwikie Grocery, which he opened in 1960 and operated until 2013, when he retired.
He was blessed with and enjoyed his five sons, Don Avant and wife, Sherri, Dale Avant and wife, Karon, Dean Avant and Danny Avant ,all of Big Spring, and Devin Avant and wife, Brenda of Lamesa; daughter, Cythia Reeves of Fort Worth; and eight grandchildren, John Avant, Kim Avant, Evan Avant, Tyler Avant, Nathan Avant, Kayla Avant, Sara Goath and Michael Reeves.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Oma Avant; his parents, Reginald and Lola Greer Avant; and a brother, Lynn Avant.
The family suggests memorials to the West Texas Dialysis Center, 501 Birdwell Lane No. 10, Big Spring, Texas 79720.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences may be made at: www.npwelch.com