Carl Mickel J. Gooder Mars, 63, of Fort Smith died July 10 in Fort Smith. He was born December 19, 1949, in Paris, AR to the late Carl and Mildred Bradley Mars. Carl served in the United States Marine Corp during the Vietnam War.
He is survived by his children, Michael J. and Jim Bob Mars of Mahomett, IL, Tonya Adamson of Hackett, Trish Mars of Fort Smith, Mary Rhyan of Fort Smith and Jason Mars of Fort Smith; his sister, Lisa Godbey and her husband Robert of Fort Smith; his brothers Larry Mars and his wife Pat, Billy Mars and his wife Hilda, Gary Mars and his wife Rosa and Kevin Mars and his wife Brenda, all of Fort Smith; a sister-in-law Donna Mars; eighteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by a brother, Cliff Mars and a grandson, Kody Mars.
Funeral services will be Monday, July 15 at 12:30pm in Edwards Funeral Home Chapel officiated by Rev. Vic Neve and Rev. Tashala Deverow. Burial will follow at Fort Smith National Cemetery with military honors. Visitation will be from 3:00-5:00pm Sunday, July 14 at Edwards Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 467.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 467, P.O. Box 10431, Fort Smith, AR 72917.
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