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4500 Jenny Lind Road
Fort Smith, AR | 72901
700 Jefferson St.
Van Buren, AR | 72956
John Whitsett

John Norris Whitsett

Thursday, September 19th, 1946 - Monday, August 31st, 2020
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John Whitsett, 73, of Fort Smith passed away on Monday, August 31, 2020 in a local hospital. He was a security officer for Professional Security in Fort Smith, AR, a member of the Arkansas National Guard for 12 years and of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his parents Roy Gene and Reba Jean (Yancey) Whitsett.

Services will be12:00 PM Friday, September 4, 2020 at Ocker Memorial Chapel in Van Buren with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Catherine Whitsett; daughters, Melissa Whitsett of Roland, OK and Katie Stephens of Fort Smith; sons, Johnny Whitsett and wife Pam of Fort Smith, Riley Whitsett of Roland and David G. Whitsett and wife Trish of Cedarville; brothers, Riley G. Whitsett and wife Betty and David R. Whitsett and wife Connie all of Van Buren; 13 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Matt Whitsett, Ryan Whitsett, Jessie Floyd, Ethan Townsend, Aaron Townsend, Mark Reding and John Mark Reding.

The family will meet with friends from 5:00 until 7:00 PM Thursday, September 3, 2020 at Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren, 700 Jefferson St.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 3rd, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Thursday, September 3rd, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Ocker Funeral Home
    700 Jefferson Street
    VAN BUREN, AR 72956
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    The family will visit with friends from 5:00 until 7:00 PM Friday, September 3, 2020 at Ocker Funeral Home, 700 Jefferson St, Van Buren, AR.
  • Service

    Friday, September 4th, 2020 | 12:00pm
    Friday, September 4th, 2020 12:00pm
    Ocker Memorial Chapel
    700 Jefferson Street
    VAN BUREN, AR 72956
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Mark Weaver
  • Interment

    Woodlawn Cemetery
    CLAREMORE, OK 74017


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Mike & Nancy Sprenger

Posted at 10:19pm
Catherine we are sorry for your loss. We know that your loss is very hard for you, we are both widows too so we know all too well the grieving process. We hope that the good Lord comforts you and provides you peaceful guidance during this difficult time!
Michael & Nancy Sprenger

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