Gerald “Jerry” Sherman Roark, 64, of Alma died Dec. 28, 2016. He was born Oct. 30, 1952, in New Orleans.

Graveside service with military honors was Feb. 17 at the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith with cremation under the direction of Lewis-Roberts Funeral Chapel in Fort Smith.

He is survived by two sisters, Kathleen Walters of Oakridge, Md., and Cheryl Tewell of Anaheim, Calif.