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

Loy Lee Swearingen

Sunday, August 17th, 1924 - Wednesday, March 17th, 2021
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Loy Lee Swearingen, 96 of Van Buren passed away Wednesday, March 17, 2021 in a local nursing home. He was retired from Riverside Furniture Company as an engineer for more than twelve years and was a US Army Veteran of WWII. In his younger years he served as an usher, a Sunday school teacher and a Deacon while being a member at Van Buren First Assembly of God. He had resided at Legacy Heights in Van Buren before moving to Fianna Nursing Home in Fort Smith. He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Lou Russell Swearingen.

He is survived by two sons Jim Burchfiel and wife Darlene of Crozet, Virginia and Kennon Swearingen and wife Rita of Van Buren; a sister Wilma Rippy of Beggs, Oklahoma; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by Jerry Irvin of San Antonio, Texas, who was like a son to him.

Funeral services will be 11AM Saturday, March 20, 2021 at Ocker Memorial Chapel in Van Buren with burial to follow at Gracelawn Cemetery under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home in Van Buren.

Pallbearers will be Dylan Swearingen, Devin Swearingen, Jackson Bond, Ron Bankston,
Daniel Swafford, and Sam Bond.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Jarrett Bond, Rudolph Coleman and Chuck Phillips.

Family will visit with relatives and friends Friday, March 19, 2021 from 5-7 PM at Ocker Funeral Home, 700 Jefferson Street Van Buren.

Due to the COVID-19 cases, please wear your mask, your cooperation would be greatly appreciated.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, March 19th, 2021 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday, March 19th, 2021 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Ocker Funeral Home
    700 Jefferson Street
    VAN BUREN, AR 72956
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  • Service

    Saturday, March 20th, 2021 | 11:00am
    Saturday, March 20th, 2021 11:00am
    Ocker Memorial Chapel
    700 Jefferson Street
    VAN BUREN, AR 72956
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Brit Brooks
  • Interment

    Gracelawn Cemetery
    3003 Oak Lane
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