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Charles F. Kiser

Charles-Kiser-1Charles F. Kiser, age 91, of Wickes, Arkansas died Thursday, April 28, 2016 at Mena Regional Health System.  He was born on Monday, December 29, 1924 to Earl Loyed and Wilda Ann Wheat Kiser in Nashoba, Oklahoma.

Charles served in the United States Navy from 1943 to 1969 having served during World War II, the Korean Conflict, and the Vietnam War with an Honorable Discharge.  In his early years, Charles enjoyed working on old cars.  Later in life, he enjoyed a quiet life having his morning coffee on the porch, caring for his animals and spending time with his family. Charles was a father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend and will be missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three siblings, Katherine Wiley, Clint Kiser, and Carolyn Kisler.

Charles is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Tim Genzel of Wickes; one son, Charles Kiser of Forestburg, Texas; two brothers, Cornell Kiser of Poteau, Oklahoma and Kenneth Kiser of Oxnard, California; five sisters, Charlott Guerien of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Virginia Dickerson of Plainview, Texas, Jean Camp of Poteau, Oklahoma, Josie Heflin of Wister, Oklahoma, and Sharon Allen of Sallisaw, Oklahoma; two grandchildren, Lynetta Knight of Cross Roads, Texas and Teresa Saathoff of San Antonio, Texas; six great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, several nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Full Military Funeral Honors will be rendered Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. at the Fort Smith National Cemetery in Fort Smith, Arkansas under the direction of Bowser Family Funeral Home of Mena.  No visitation is planned.

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