Earl Leon Neal, 73, of Fort Smith died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, at his home. He was an Army veteran and retired from Whirlpool Corp. after 36 years as a utility inspector.

Graveside service with military honors was Sept. 19 at U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home in Van Buren.

He is survived by a son, Earl Neal Jr. of Texarkana, Ark.; four sisters, Clara Graslie of San Jose, Calif., Bonnie Coffey of Yakima, Wash., Irene Gage of Van Buren and Jaunita Noble of Cedarville; a brother, Clyde Neal of Fort Smith; and four grandchildren.