Thomas William Wazelle Sr., 86, of Van Buren died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, in Van Buren. He was born Aug. 6, 1927, in Smithers, W.Va., and was retired as a heavy cutter from Harding Glass in Fort Smith. He was a graduate of Fort Smith High School, member of United Methodist Church in Kibler and Navy veteran who served in the Pacific Theatre. He was a recipient of the Victory, American Campaign and Asiatic Pacific Campaign medals and widower of Betty Wazelle.

Funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Ocker Memorial Chapel in Van Buren. Graveside service will be noon at the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith.

He is survived by a daughter, Constance Brown of Van Buren; two sons, Thomas Wazelle Jr. of Alma and Andrew Wazelle of Glasgow, Ky.; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.