Brotherton Brothers Funeral Homes/Charleston

32117 Hwy 22, Charleston, AR

Phone: 479-965-8202

Arvel "Buddy" Acoach Jr.

Charleston, AR

1946 - 2018

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Published: January 28, 2018

Arvel "Buddy" Leo Acoach Jr., who resided in Charleston, Ark., passed away Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, in Oklahoma City, Okla. He was born Aug. 19, 1946, in West Helena, Ark., to the late Arvel Leo Acoach Sr. and Marguerite Mae (Schieffler) Acoach. He was 71 years old.

Memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 29, at Community Bible Church @ 9201 Dallas St. Fort Smith, Arkansas. Burial of cremains, with full military honors and Arkansas State Police Honor Guard, will be at noon at Fort Smith National Cemetery in Fort Smith, under the direction of Brotherton Brothers Funeral Home and Flower Shop in Charleston.

He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Lois (Oxford) Acoach; his children, John Acoach and wife Melinda of Fayetteville, Sarah Anne Fritschie and husband Eric of North Little Rock, Autumn Moore of Fort Smith, Leah Acoach of Rogers, Dusty Smith and husband Bryan of Charleston and Wendi Curtis and husband Daniel of Charleston; 11 grandchildren, Rebekah Fritschie, Emma Fritschie, Jordan Moore, Allie Moore, Ike Moore, Christopher Smith and wife Mindy, Kayla Smith, Danielle Curtis, Dalton Curtis, and Matthew Curtis; two great-grandchildren, Caynen Smith and Ellie Smith; six cherished dogs, Flash, Shorty, Lilly, Bonnie, Bandit and Sparky.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Ebbing Air National Guard Base 188th Wing, Arkansas State Police, and Exchange Club.

In lieu of flowers, memorials and contributions can be made to Hamilton House Child Safety Center @ 2713 S. 74th St.-Suite 103 Fort Smith, AR 72903.

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