ARKOMA—Graveside services with military honors for George Richard Parson, 80, of Arkoma are Friday at 10 a.m. at the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith.
Services are under the direction of Ocker-Putnam Funeral Home of Fort Smith.
He was born on Dec. 27, 1934 and passed away on Feb. 24, 2015 in Arkoma.
He worked at Rheem Air Conditioning, was a Navy Veteran of the Korean War and of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Parson.
He is survived by two daughters, Kimberly Howard of Arkoma and Lori Nester of Marshall, Texas; a son, George Parson of Arkoma; three brothers, William and Leonard Parson, both of Fort Smith, and Thomas Parson of Arkoma; seven grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Cody Parson, Randy and Leslie Howard, Caleb and Johnny Nester, Dale Fry and Ronnie Crockett.
Visitation is Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.