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

Jesse B Kutait

Thursday, April 1st, 1937 - Sunday, December 6th, 2020
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Jesse B. Kutait, 83, of Fort Smith, Arkansas passed away on Sunday, December 6, 2020 in a local hospital. He was born on April 1, 1937 to Camil and Sophie (Rahaal) Kutait. He served in the Arkansas Air National Guard, was the owner and operator of Mione Pharmaceuticals and a member of St. Bartholomew Episcopal Church. Jesse at one time was an insurance salesman and won numerous awards for his sales. He was a very generous man and loved his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Ralph, Kamel and Ed and a sister Nita Fawcett.
He is survived by his wife Sandra of the home; a son, Tony Drake and his wife Jerrell of Fate, TX; a sister in law, Phoebe Kutait of Little Rock; a brother in law and sister in law, Steve and Martha Moser of IN; four grandchildren, Josey, Josh, Emily and Sammy Drake and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held 1:00PM, Friday, December 11, 2020 at Ocker-Putman Funeral Home Chapel. Interment of cremains will be at Woodlawn Memorial Park. The family will visit with friends following the service.
In Lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. John’s sack lunch program, 215 N 6th St. Ft. Smith, AR 72901 or to St. Bartholomew Episcopal Church 2701 Old Greenwood Rd. Ft. Smith, AR 72903.
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  • Service

    Friday, December 11th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Friday, December 11th, 2020 1:00pm
    Ocker Putman Funeral Home
    4500 Jenny Lind
    FORT SMITH, AR AR 72901
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    Father Michael Briggs
  • Interment

    Woodlawn Memorial Park
    4211 Stateline Road
    FORT SMITH, AR AR 72901
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Keith Sturgeon

Posted at 12:31pm
Jesse and I were friends from High School. He was my big brother in the Kappas. We were thick as thieves for several years. So many fond memories. My condolences to the family. Just wish I had known so I could have paid my last respects.
Keith Sturgeon

Calline Prince Ellis

Posted at 04:41pm
My condolences to Sandy and family. Jesse was a fellow1955 Fort Smith High School graduate so we shared an era. In recent years he
shared pecans with my family. I am sorry for your loss.

Jesse Fenwick

Posted at 02:36pm
I remember standing on the couch watching out the front window for his car to get home.

E. C. Walker

Posted at 06:38pm
We were so sorry to hear of Jesse's passing. While we didn't know him well, we have fond memories of our visits with Jesse and Sandy. He was always so kind when we were there. To Sandy and the rest of the family, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are sorry that we cannot attend the services, but we will make a contribution in his memory to one of the suggested charities.

James Wagoner

Posted at 02:28pm
Jesse was in the Optimist Club with me for a long time. Lots of memories of Christmas tree lots, meetings, and functions. He was a good tree salesman! Always enjoyed being around him. He will be missed greatly.

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