John Francis Skala, 74, of Russellville, passed away Sunday, May 15, 2016 at AR River Valley Hospice Home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born October 2, 1941, in Springfield Massachusetts, to Ralph J. Skala & Elena Oliveri. He was preceded in death by his wife, who was the love of his life, Eileen Skala; granddaughter, Shay Sherrod and one sister. He is survived by five children, Joanne Jaskulski (Skala), Nicoll Vincent, Michael Bolanis & Rhonda, Michele Turner, Matthew Bolanis & Angela; seven grandchildren, Roderick W. Jaskulski, Evelyn O. Jaskulski, Bailie Bolanis, Dylan Turner, Dalton Turner, Alex Bolanis, Braden Bolanis and numerous other family and friends. Memorials may be made in his honor to the AR River Valley Hospice Home. The family will have a memorial service at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Russellville Family Funeral, Inc.