Jesse Sangster Sr., 71, of Van Buren passed away Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, in Fort Smith. He was born Feb. 6, 1947, in Crawford County to the late James and Goldie Sangster. He was a retired railroad engineer with Union-Pacific and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Alma Masonic Lodge No. 735, loved riding his Harley and drove racecars at Crawford County Speedway.

He is survived by his wife, Patty Sangster of the home; a daughter, Christy Bell and husband Chris of Fort Smith; two sons, Jesse Sangster Jr. of Fayetteville and Michael “Bubba” Cumpton and wife Amy of Fort Smith; a sister, Lottie Porter of Dyer; and three grandchildren, Christopher Bell, Cortney Bell, and Kylie Bell.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow at Gracelawn Cemetery in Van Buren under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren.

Pallbearers will be Chris Belt, John Harriman, Donny Kilgore, Scott Sangster, Justin Sangster and Robert Sangster. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Regulators Motorcycle Club.

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