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4500 Jenny Lind Road
Fort Smith, AR | 72901
479-646-5555
700 Jefferson St.
Van Buren, AR | 72956
479-474-2523

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All of our licensed directors adhere to the highest standard of ethical practices and are committed to ensuring that all of your needs are attended to. Their commitment to the community and genuine caring hearts for the famililes they serve are but a few of the characteristics that truly set them apart.

   



 


Ronald Ocker, Owner and operator
Email: ockerfh@cox-internet.com
Office Phone: 479-474-2523
Fax: 479-474-2525


Ronald Ocker has owned the funeral homes since 1984.
He and his wife, Jere Ann, live in Van Buren and attend the Heritage United Methodist Church. They have two sons, Michael Ocker and Ronald Ocker, II.

Ronald W. Ocker II, Manager
Email: ockerputman@cox-internet
Office Phone: 479-646-5555

Ronny Ocker II has been with the funeral home since 1985.  Serving along side of his father Ronny manages the Fort Smith location.  He and his wife Jan, have one son Zachary which has carried on the family tradition and also works in the funeral home.

Douglas Shade, Funeral director and embalmer
Office Phone: 479-474-2523
Fax: 479-474-2525

Doug Shade has been with us  since 1993.  He has a bachelor's degree from Arkansas Tech University and an Associate's degree from Mid-American College of Funeral Service.  He and his wife, Rhonda, live in Van Buren and have  two children, Savannah and Sam.  Mr. Shade is member of North Park Baptist Church in Van Buren.

Randy Mattox, Funeral director and embalmer
Email: ockeralma@cox-internet.com
Office Phone: 479-632-3444
Fax: 479-632-8964

Randy has been with us since 1989.  He graduated with an Associate's degree from Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service.  He and his wife, Selma, have two children, Michelle and Jonathan. They are members of Heritage United methodist Church in Van Buren, AR.

Julie Getsinger, Funeral Director
Email: ockerputman@cox-internet.com
Office Phone: 479-646-5555

Julie started in 1989 as a pre-arrangement counselor and has been with Ocker Putman Funeral Home in Fort Smith since 1993. She and her husband, Gary have two daughters, Jennifer Scott and Jaclyn Richards and 4 grandchildren. Julie resides in Fort Smith where she is a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church.

Carol Gaither, Funeral Director
Email: ockeralma@cox-internet.com
Toll Free Phone: 1-877-446-2537
Office Phone: 1-479-632-3444
Fax: 1-479-632-8964

Carol has been with Ocker Funeral Home since 1992. She started in the Van Buren location as secretary and moved to the Alma location when it opened in 1998. She and her husband Mike live in Alma where they are members of New Heights Baptist Church. They have 3 children, Jeremy, Magan and Jordan and 1 grandson, Lawson Edward Randall.

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