Raymond Beshears, 85, of Greenwood, died Sunday, June 17, 2012 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a retired contractor and builder, member of the Church of Christ, veteran of the U.S. Army and World War II, and a member of Harris-Hannah VFW Post # 6527. He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene, one daughter, Cheryl Ann Beshears, one grandson and two brothers.
He is survived by four daughters, Janet Cote and husband, John of Priest River, Idaho, Penny Brownfield and husband, Dennis of Greenwood, Rhonda Winford and husband, Scott of Greenwood, and Tracy Van Kooten and husband, Chad of Fort Smith; one son, Marty Beshears of Mountain Home; ten grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; three brothers, and three sisters.
Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 19 at McConnell Funeral Home Chapel in Greenwood with burial at Liberty Cemetery. Viewing will be 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be grandsons.