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Roy Machado, 75

Roy Machado peacefully passed away at the age of 75 on May 27, 2020 in Cabot, AR.

From a young age Roy was devoted to his family, always taking care of everyone else before himself. While growing up and living in California he loved hunting deer and pheasant. He especially enjoyed eating limburger cheese and the only food he did not like was liver. He also loved music and his favorite artists were Marty Robbins, Elvis, and The Beach Boys. He followed in his father’s footsteps as a machinist for Southern Pacific Railroad. He served a total of 42 years with the railroad, which lead him away from his hometown of Sacramento, CA to Denver, CO in 1992 and then to Little Rock, AR in 1998.

He is proceeded in death by his parents John and Ellen Machado, sister Sharon, and brother-in-law Norman Sells.

Beloved husband of 53 years to Penny. Adored father to Mark and Stacey. Cherished grandfather to Devyn. Loving brother to Shirley Sells. Treasured uncle to Debbie Thomas and Norm Sells. Great uncle to 8 nieces and nephews. Great great uncle to numerous nieces and nephews.

He is also lovingly survived by John Thomas and Sally Sells.

Due to the majority of the family being out of state, there will not be an immediate service held in Arkansas.

Arrangements entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400



  • Margaret Nunez ( Meanmoe) Posted June 2, 2020 3:14 PM

    We will always cherish the great memories with you Dad. RIP. Love you forever.

  • Michelle Mayhew-Baetge Posted June 2, 2020 3:47 PM

    Stacey, I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. If there is anything I can do, please do not hesitate to reach out. Sending love and prayers to you and your family, with sincere sympathy.

  • Tony Austin Posted June 2, 2020 10:27 PM

    Stacey, Mark and Mrs. Penny,
    I’m sorry for your loss. May God keep and hold you through your sorrow. Sending love and prayers

  • Rick Luna Posted June 4, 2020 8:47 AM

    I’m praying for quick healing for you and your family Stacey! I know he was a big part of your guys life and a great leader of your family! 🙏💔

  • John Jesudason Posted June 4, 2020 9:09 AM

    Stacey, my deepest condolences to you and your loved ones at this sad time. I wish you comfort and peace as you remember your father. May time bring you peace and healing. God Bless.

  • Kathy pasquetti Posted June 4, 2020 7:48 PM

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I know how close you were to your dad. Please tell your family we are thinking of them.

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