Raymond Becker, 85, of Fort Smith, AR, died September 4, 2016 in Fort Smith. He was born March 21, 1931 at Fort Chaffee to I.R. and Dorothy Weindel Becker. He was a member of Sacred Heart of Mary’s Catholic Church. He served in the US Air Force. Raymond also worked in construction and was a furniture builder. He was preceded in death by his parents, and two sisters Jo Ann Horsch and Emma Mae Becker.He is survived by his two sisters, Celestine Sharum , Paulette Brown; one brother Leo Becker, and Numerous Nieces, nephews and other family and friends.

Funeral mass was at 10 am, Friday, September 9, 2016 at Sacred Heart of Mary in Barling, AR, under the direction of Smith Mortuary Charleston, AR. Burial will follow at the Saint Mary’s Cemetery. Pallbearers were Anthony Sharum, Dave Krein, Drew Patrick, Hunter Combs, Daniel Davis, and Jeff Steinkamp. Rosary was at 7PM Thursday September 8, 2016 with visitation following at Smith Mortuary at Charleston, AR.