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

John A Stephens

Tuesday, June 20th, 1944 - Wednesday, August 14th, 2019
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John A. Stephens, 75, of Fort Smith, Arkansas passed away on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 in Fort Smith. He was born on June 20, 1944 in Fort Smith to Kenneth K. and Madeline (Narisi) Stephens. John was a graduate of St. Anne’s Academy and a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. He formerly worked in outside maintenance for Central Mall. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran and a member of Eagles #208 of Fort Smith.
Funeral Mass is 11:00AM, Friday, August 16, 2019 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with burial with honors in the U.S. National Cemetery under the direction of Ocker-Putman Funeral Home of Fort Smith.
He is survived by his wife Joyce of the home, two daughters, Tammy Stephens of Fort Smith and Melissa Spain of Roland, OK; one son, John Stephens, Jr. of Central City, AR; three grandchildren, J.T. Stephens and Zachery and Kassidy Hames and one brother, Bobby Stephens and his wife Debra of Cameron, OK.
Rosary services are 6:00 PM, Thursday, August 15, 2019 at Ocker-Putman Funeral Home. The family will visit with friends following the rosary.
Pallbearers are Ralph O’Bana, Jim Newman, Danny Udouj, Steve Wilhelm, Robert McKenzie, Harold Yandell and K.C. Spain.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, August 15th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Thursday, August 15th, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Ocker Putman Funeral Home
    4500 Jenny Lind
    FORT SMITH, AR AR 72901
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    The rosary will be at 6:00PM at the funeral home with visitation to follow.
  • Service

    Friday, August 16th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Friday, August 16th, 2019 11:00am
    Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
    22 North 13th
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    Father John Anthony
  • Interment

    U.S. National Cemetery
    6th and Garland
    FORT SMITH, AR AR 72901
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Stephen McMullen

Posted at 06:47am
When I worked with John Stephens and Cliff Cannon at
Central Mall maintenance, John invited me to the Eagles
with him and Cliff to check the place out and possibly
sign up as a member. I signed up that day and because of
that I met Debbie the bartender and we’ve been married
21 yrs now.

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