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

Joseph Eugene Heiss

Friday, September 29th, 1939 - Wednesday, April 10th, 2019
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Joseph Eugene Heiss, 79, of Fort Smith, Arkansas passed away on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was born on September 29, 1939 in Fort Smith, Arkansas to Fred W. and Kathryn (Hall) Heiss. Joe was a graduate of St. Anne’s Academy and the former owner of Ventura Marble. He was a member of Christ of King Catholic Church and attended Sts. Sabina & Mary Church. He was formerly active in the Knights of Columbus, the Holy Name Society and the River City Catholic Singles. Joe was preceded in death by a daughter, Monica Heiss, five brothers, David, Bill, Herb, Jim and Charles Heiss and one sister, Mary Ann Heiss.
Memorial services are 10:00 AM, Saturday April 27, 2019 at Ocker-Putman Funeral Home Chapel in Fort Smith. Interment will be in Christ the King Catholic Church Columbarium.
He is survived by his son, Mike Heiss and his wife Jerlynn of Fort Smith, AR; three grandchildren, Ryan Coutee and his wife Kayla of Colfax, LA, Jason Heiss of Fort Worth, TX and Brandon Heiss of Overland Park, KS; four brothers, Fred Heiss and his wife Mary of Hollister, MO, Tom Heiss and his wife Trish of Winthrop, ME, Harry Heiss of Williamsburg, VA and Tony Heiss of Fort Smith, AR; three sisters, Kay Adams of Fayetteville, AR, Margie Fletcher and her husband Bob of Plano, TX and Patti Smith and her husband Harold of Greenwood, AR.
The family will visit with friends on Friday, April 26th from 5-7PM at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Sts. Sabina & Mary Catholic Church 14304 Old Jenny Loop Road, Jenny Lind, AR 72916.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, April 26th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday, April 26th, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Ocker Putman Funeral Home
    4500 Jenny Lind
    FORT SMITH, AR AR 72901
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    The family will visit with friends on Friday, April 26th from 5-7PM.
  • Service

    Saturday, April 27th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Saturday, April 27th, 2019 10:00am
    Ocker Putman Funeral Home
    4500 Jenny Lind
    FORT SMITH, AR AR 72901
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Father Matthew Garrison


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Posted at 02:18am
To Margie, Kaye and the boys and all the members of the "Heiss House", so sorry to read about brother Jody's death, especially with David's not too far back. Many memories of all of you in our growing up years of the 50's and 60's, all of which I hold dear to my heart. Remember seeing Jody one day at Ventura and Bubby coming to see Mernee and I up in Akron OH in the early 70's. The 'Heiss House' and family have a lot of rich memories to all who know the family, especially brother Jody. Love to all or you, Tom and Mernee Seiter and may Jody rest in the peace of the good Lord, Mary, and all the saints...Come Holy Spirit and be with the family at this time of sorrow.

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