Napoleon Packer, Jr.

July 21, 1942 – May 15, 2023

Napoleon Packer Jr. was born in Purcell, Oklahoma on July 21, 1942, to Napoleon Packer Sr. and Annie May Kennedy. He passed away at the age of 80 in Edmond, Oklahoma on Monday, May 15, 2023. 

Napoleon went to Purcell High School and later got his GED. He joined the Army in 1961 where he served in Vietnam. He was in the service for seven years. Napoleon was awarded the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, and the Expert (Rifle) Combat Infantryman Badge. He worked for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation most of his life until he retired.

In 1974 Napoleon and Mary Roberta Collins wed. They later had their daughter Tammy Onan. Napoleon “Buck” and Mary were married for 49 years. 

Napoleon enjoyed listening to music, watching sports, and playing dominos. He was always telling one of his stories of places he’s been and what he’s seen. He enjoyed the outdoors and loved to fish. Napoleon brought so much laughter to his friends and family’s lives. 

Napoleon was preceded in death by wife Mary Roberta Packer; parents Napoleon Packer Sr. (father) and Annie May Kennedy (mother). Napoleon is survived by: daughter Tammy Onan and husband Norman; stepson Clarence Johnson; Grandchildren: Damon Johnson and his wife Maddison, Julian (JuJu) Lane; Cora and Stoney Onan; Seven great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and family. 

A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, May 20, 2023, at Matthews Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Spencer, Oklahoma.

We will be live streaming this service in an effort to accommodate those people that wish to attend but are not able to.  To watch the service CLICK HERE to go to our YouTube page. Click on ‘Videos’, then ‘Live Streams’.

3 thoughts on “Napoleon Packer, Jr.”

  1. Jamie Beller

    I had the privilege of meeting Mr. Packer the first time I was visiting a resident at Jasmine. When he learned I was an Army veteran, a connection was made. From that point on, we would visit each time I would be at Jasmine.
    Thank you for service Mr. Packer. Thoughts and prayers for your family and friends.

  2. Rochelle Vick

    I’m the Culinary Director at Jasmine Estates of Edmond. One thing I will miss most about Nap is arriving to work between 6:00 and 6:15 am with him meeting me at the door showing me his outfit for the day, wanting a cup of coffee, and to go outside to smoke. There wasn’t a day that went by that he would not let me leave without playing 2 to 3 games of dominoes. Nap will be truly missed by his entire Jasmine Estates Family. We Love You Nap rest easy.

  3. Darla McLeroy

    I am the weekend Activity Assistant at Jasmine Estates and it was a blessing to get to know Nap in his time there. He was always upbeat, full of stories and sharing his knowledge on a wide range of topics, always had a twinkle in his eye and a smile on his face. He taught me how to play dominoes and he did love his domino games! His love for life was infectious and he will be missed by all! Rest in the arms of Jesus, my friend!

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