Obituaries & Tributes

Immediate Need

Pre-Arrange Your Funeral

Contact Us

Site Search


Text Sizing

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

Howard Irvin Sperry

Sunday, July 4th, 1937 - Thursday, March 18th, 2021
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Howard Sperry, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Howard Sperry

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Howard's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Howard's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.


Howard Irvin Sperry, 83 of Cedarville passed away Thursday, March 18, 2021 in his home. He was a commercial pilot and enjoyed restoring Ford Mustangs. He was also a United States Vietnam Army Veteran. He was preceded in death by his parents Howard M. and Virginia (Trim) Sperry; two sisters Shirley Sperry and Carrol Kindler; two brothers Norman and Jerry Sperry.

He is survived by his wife Karolyn of the home; one daughter Michelle Davis of Aurora, Colorado; two sisters Beverly Knox of Tonopah, Arizona and Jeannie Sperry of Texas; four grandchildren Ashley, Hailey, Trey and William.

Funeral service will be 10:30 A.M., Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at Ocker Memorial Chapel with military honors at Fort Smith National Cemetery under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home.

Honorary pallbearer will be Clint and Travis Mullis.

Family will visit with relatives and friends Tuesday, March 23, 2021 from 4-6 PM at Ocker Funeral Home, 700 Jefferson Street Van Buren.
Read Less

To plant a memorial tree in honor of Howard Irvin Sperry, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Ocker Funeral Home
    700 Jefferson Street
    VAN BUREN, AR 72956
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Wednesday, March 24th, 2021 | 10:30am
    Wednesday, March 24th, 2021 10:30am
    Ocker Memorial Chapel
    700 Jefferson Street
    VAN BUREN, AR 72956
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Travis Mullis
  • Interment

    U.S. National Cemetery
    6th and Garland
    FORT SMITH, AR AR 72901
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Howard here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence
Plant a Tree in Memory of Howard
0 trees have been planted in memory of Howard Irvin Sperry

Elaine Brecher

Posted at 11:51am
My sincere condolences! Mr. Sperry was such a sweet man. I had the privilege of being his social worker and never saw him on treatment without a big smile and cheerful manner. He will be missed.
Elaine Brecher

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each