Kenneth Richard Kiser, 71, of Van Buren died Friday, March 17, 2017, at his home. He was born Oct. 15, 1945, in Elmira, N.Y. He was a correction officer, policeman, Marine veteran of the Vietnam War and widower of Beatrice Kiser.

He is survived by two daughters, Cheryl Payette of Virginia and Wendy Baxter of Van Buren; a son, Stephen Kiser of Virginia; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A family-held memorial service was held March 25 at the Marine Corps League Building at Fort Chaffee Crossing. Cremation was under the direction of Brotherton Brothers Funeral Home and Flower Shop in Charleston.