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

James Lawrence Richesin

Thursday, May 30th, 1946 - Tuesday, August 27th, 2019
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James L. Richesin, 73 of Van Buren passed away Tuesday, August 27, 2019 in a local hospital. He was owner/operator of Richesin Auto Salvage and America Motor Speedway; He was a member of the Fine Springs Masonic Lodge #439 and Alma Masonic Lodge #735. He enjoyed farming and dirt track racing. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Norma Ruth (Tipton) Richesin; one brother.

Funeral service will be at 10:00 A.M. Friday August 30, 2019 at Ocker Memorial Chapel in Van Buren with burial at Gill Cemetery in Van Buren under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home.

He is survived by his wife, Carla (Bredrick) Richesin of the home; two daughters, Andrea Young of Van Buren, Angela Freeman of Longmont, Colorado; one son, Jimmy Richesin of Van Buren; one sister and three brothers; eight grandchildren and six great- grandchildren.

The family will visit with relatives and friends Thursday, August 29, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Ocker Funeral Home, 700 Jefferson Street,Van Buren.

Pallbearers will be Jack Montgomery, Mark Deal, Bobby Don Richesin, Kaelin Richesin, Jimmy Richesin, Phillip Richesin, Cade Richisen and Charlie Boster.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Jackson and members of the Masonic Lodge in Alma and Fine Spring.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, August 29th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Thursday, August 29th, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Ocker Funeral Home
    700 Jefferson Street
    VAN BUREN, AR 72956
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Friday, August 30th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Friday, August 30th, 2019 10:00am
    Ocker Memorial Chapel
    700 Jefferson Street
    VAN BUREN, AR 72956
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Joe Walden
  • Interment

    Gill Cemetery
    Kibler Road
    Van Buren 72956
  • Reception

    Alma United Methodist Church
    22 Ash Street
    ALMA, AR 72921
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    There will be a luncheon served immediately following the graveside service.


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Paula Wiley

Posted at 03:16pm
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Lots of memories of James over the years.

Shawn & Amy Swope & kids, Tate & Matthew Roland

Posted at 02:57pm
Our deepest sympathy to you Angie and to the rest of your family for the loss of your father. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
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Justin Becker

Posted at 08:06am
Andrea and Angela, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless.

Elaine Williams and Barbara Hubbard

Posted at 10:34pm
Our sympathy and condolences to Andrea Young and her family on the loss of her father.
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