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4500 Jenny Lind Road
Fort Smith, AR | 72901
700 Jefferson St.
Van Buren, AR | 72956
William Cooksey
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Obituary for William Stephen Cooksey Sr.

William Stephen  Cooksey Sr.
William Stephen Cooksey, Sr. 74 of Van Buren passed away Tuesday, November 7, 2017 in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was a retired plumber. He will be remembered as a quiet loving husband, father and grandfather. He tended his garden, baked beautiful cakes and cookies, hopefully hunted the big bass and served without regard for himself to the needs of others; he will be missed. He was preceded in death by his parents, Preston and Dolly (Stephenson) Cooksey.

Funeral service will be at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Amazing Grace Fellowship in Van Buren with burial at Antioch Cemetery in Van Buren under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home in Van Buren.

He is survived by his wife, Marcia Cooksey of the home; two sons, Brian Cooksey of Cedarville, Steve Cooksey, Jr. of Huntsville, three step-children, Kim Hanna Behrend of St. Louis, Missouri; Mike and William Hanna both of Fort Smith; one sister, Connie Martinez of Mexico; twelve grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Joe Howard, Jr., Mike Malone, Mark Malone, Stephen Malone, Dale Howard, James Coliron and Eldon Malone.

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