Ben Philpott, 69, of Van Buren died Friday, April 1, 2016, in Fort Smith. He was born Aug, 30, 1946, in Tulsa, and retired from CAPCO.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn; five daughters, Teresa Shelton, Brandy Sanders, Libby Armstrong, and Susan King, all of Van Buren, and Melinda Barton of Benson, Ill.; two sons, Calvin Thompson of Traverse City, Mich., and George Brasuell of Tomball, Texas; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Gill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Eric and Josh Philpott, Derrick Shelton, Derek King, George Brasuell and Howard Simmons.