Luke Kinard, 7, of Van Buren passed away Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, in Little Rock. He was a first grader at Van Buren’s Central Elementary School. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Kenith and Sharon Kinard, and his big sister.

He is survived by his parents, Mike and Amanda Kinard of Van Buren; one brother, Landon Crossno of Van Buren; his maternal grandparents, Janet Autry of Van Buren and Gary Autry of Muldrow; two aunts, Suzanne Conaway of Van Buren and Denise Provence and husband Gerald of Mountainburg; and his cousins, Lexie Conaway of Van Buren and Jason and Jeremy Provence of Mountainburg.

Funeral service was Feb. 3 at Ocker Memorial Chapel in Van Buren with burial at Steep Hill Cemetery near Rye Hill under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home in Van Buren.

Pallbearers were Landon Crossno, Mike Kinard, Reggie McWright and Kris Logsdon.

The family would like to express their gratitude to Hope Therapy Center in Van Buren, Sara Adair, Van Buren Central Elementary School and Mrs. Myers and all of his therapists and aids.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock.