Dale Edward Wise, 81, of Fort Smith died Friday, June 3, 2016, at a local nursing home. He was born on May 20, 1935, in Van Buren. He was a Marine Corps veteran, worked at Desoto Furniture Factory and was a maintenance worker at Brownwood Life Center.

Graveside service was June 10 at the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of Ocker-Putman Funeral Home in Fort Smith. The body was cremated.

He is survived by his wife, Effie of Van Buren; two daughters, Marla Wise of Fort Smith and Sherry Boyd of Van Buren; two sons, Roger Wise of Fort Smith and Randy Wise of Van Buren; three sisters, Catherine Evertt, Mary Barber and Patsy Leonard, all of Van Buren; two brothers, Billy Wise of Barling and Alan Wise of Fort Smith; and several grandchildren.