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Marvin Copenhaver


Marvin Copenhaver, 85, of Fort Smith, Ark., passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2020.

He was born July 8, 1934, in Hinsdale, Mont., to Martin and Cappie Copenhaver. He was retired from Whirlpool and a U. S. Army veteran. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Barling, Ark., and a Knights of Columbus 4th Degree member.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Jimmy Copenhaver; a sister, Virginia Silvey; and a granddaughter, Samantha Kerr-Koons.

He is survived by his wife Jean, of the home; two daughters, Elizabeth Kerr (Kenny), of Arkoma, Ark., and Emily Barton (Bill), of Lavaca, Ark .; one son, Gus Copenhaver, of Fort Smith; one sister, Frances Copenhaver, of Orland, Calif .; one brother, Frank Copenhaver, of Great Falls, Mont .; five grandchildren, Jon, Amie, Sadie, Audrey and Ben; and nine great-grandchildren, Seth, Claire, Maggie, Norah, Max, Finley, Violet, Autumn and Rumi.

Viewing was from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, May 28, at the funeral home, Fentress Mortuary, in Fort Smith. Funeral mass was at 1 p.m., Friday, May 29, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church Parish Hall with burial at Holy Cross Cemetery, in Fort Smith.

Pallbearers were Ike Borges, Jason Morland, Richard Keel, Bill Barton, Jonathan Kerr and Kenny Kerr.

Arrangements were under the direction of Fentress Mortuary.

Memorial contributions may be to the St. Anne's Society, c/o Immaculate Conception Church, P.O. Box 1866, Fort Smith, AR 72902.

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