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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
Merrill Tabor

Merrill D Tabor

Friday, March 24th, 1922 - Thursday, November 19th, 2020
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Obituary

Merrill D. Tabor, 98, of Fort Smith, Arkansas passed away on Thursday, November 19, 2020 in Fort Smith. He was born on March 24, 1922 in Berwin, Colorado to Clynt and Mable C. (Records) Tabor. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran; he served and was wounded in the Battle of Okinawa. Merrill worked at several locations for the Civil Service and retired at Fort Chaffee. The Sebastian County Veterans Treatment Program was founded in part to honor his service. He was preceded in death by his wife Maxine and two sisters. Merrill loved God, his family, fishing, gardening and his St. Louis Cardinals, he will be greatly missed.
Graveside service with military honors is 10:00AM, Monday, November 23, 2020 at the U.S. National Cemetery under the direction of Ocker-Putman Funeral Home of Fort Smith.
He is survived by his daughter, Carolyn Coots and her husband David of Barling, AR; three sons, Larry Tabor and his wife Charlcie of Mountain Home, AR, Ronnie Tabor and his wife Sally of Fort Smith and Stephen Tabor and his wife Becky of Fort Smith; two brothers, Ferrill and Melvin Tabor both of Spiro; a sister, Louise Krovas of Dallas, TX; six grandchildren, Heather Poole, Eric, Benjamin and Stephen Andrew Tabor, Kristin Duncan and Sarah Vandermeer and nine great grandchildren.
Memorials may be made the Cavanaugh Church, 2825 Grinnell Ave. Fort Smith, AR 72908.
Mr. Tabor’s guestbook may be signed from 11-3pm pm Sunday at the funeral home.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Monday, November 23rd, 2020 | 10:00am
    When
    Monday, November 23rd, 2020 10:00am
    Location
    U.S. National Cemetery
    Address
    6th and Garland
    FORT SMITH, AR AR 72901
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Reverend Will Harmon
  • Interment

    Location
    U.S. National Cemetery
    Address
    6th and Garland
    FORT SMITH, AR AR 72901
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Judy Atchison

Posted at 01:45pm
My deepest sympathy to all the family, I loved your Dad so much, in the early ‘70’s when we used to go to his house & eat, go to Tenkiller, we had so much fun just getting together. He loved life & his family so very much, he was such a joy to be around, such a wonderful Christian man. I have thought of him so many times through the years.
Judy Atchison
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Lynda Burns

Posted at 11:33am
Mr. Tabor was one of the sweetest men I've ever had the pleasure of meeting. Never saw him without a smile. When I began my first garden, he sent me his secret "starter mix" for my tomatoes and boy, did we have tomatoes that year! He will be missed by all who were blessed to have met him but we can be assured he's exactly where he wants to be today. Much love and healing to Mr. Tabor's entire family. Lynda Burns
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James & Edna Wagoner

Posted at 11:31am
Mr.Tabor was in our office frequently over the years and we enjoyed visiting with him. He was such a loyal customer along with his family. Everyone who knew him will miss him greatly. He leaves a great legacy, and our prayers go out to his family.
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Ray Copeland

Posted at 12:17pm
Mr. Tabor was one of the last of the greats. He was such a inspiration to me and I will miss our talks and his sharing his “secret garden soil recipe”. He will be missed by his Sunday Bible Study class with whom he loved fixing pizza in his pizza oven for. Heaven was his goal and I’m glad to say without a doubt he is there with his Jesus. Love you my friend!!
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