Esther Hartman “Red” Thompson, 60, of Fort Smith died Thursday, April 27, 2017, at a local hospital. She was a driver for Norfolk and South Railroad and of the Southern Baptist faith.

She is survived by her husband, Vernon; three daughters, Jennifer Clark of Wood River, Ill., Berta Perez of Highland, Ill., and Courtaise Thompson of Granite City, Ill.; two sons, Jerry Thompson of West Plains, Mo., and Steven Brown of Granite City; a sister, Mavis Staikoff of Fort Smith; 23 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Monday at U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home in Van Buren.

Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.