Steve Wayne Balch, 70, of Van Buren died Friday, May 2, 2014, at a local hospital. He was retired from the Arkansas Highway State Police Department and member of Van Buren First Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Deloris; a daughter, Barbara Balch-Hernandez of Van Buren; a son, Steve Wayne Balch Jr. of Garner, N.C.; three stepsons, Danny Fisher of Oklahoma City, Johnny Fisher of Van Buren and Richy Fisher of Houston; four sisters, JoAnn Pelletier and Wanda Sneathern, both of Mount Pleasant, Mary Price of Virginia and Linda Crowe of Marion; two brothers, Harrell Balch of Michigan and Travis Balch of Lavaca; 20 grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Funeral will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Van Buren First Baptist Church Chapel with burial at Gracelawn Cemetery in Van Buren under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home in Van Buren.

Pallbearers will be grandchildren.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.