Edwards Funeral Home

201 North 12th Street, Fort Smith, AR


Benny Boyd Fant

May 22, 1949January 3, 2020
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Benny Boyd Fant, 70, of Spiro, Oklahoma passed from this life, surrounded by family, January 3, 2020 in Spiro. He was born May 22, 1949, in Fort Smith, to the late Robert and Wanda Clark Fant. Benny was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, having served in Vietnam in 1968 and 1969. He always had the need for speed, and his interest ranged from drag cars to show cars and everything in between. He owned and operated Fant’s Mobile Wash, and between the Marines and owning his own business, developed a strong work ethic. Benny never met a stranger. And if he liked you, or not, he was always highly thought of.

Benny is survived by his wife of 49 years, Sondra; two sons, Mason Fant and his wife Tabitha and Marty Fant, all of Spiro; five grandchildren, Clark and Blaine Fant, Sean Robinson, Jackie Gonzales and Amber Fox; two brothers, Billy Fant of Indiana and Ron Fant of Bella Vista, Arkansas; sister-in-law, Krista Collier of Bokoshe, Oklahoma; brother-in-law, Joe Waggoner of Truman, Arkansas; as well as ten great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Terry and Leonard Fant.

Funeral services will be 10:00am Thursday, January 9, 2020 in Edwards Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow, with United States Marine Corps Honors, at the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith. The family will greet friends from 5:00 to 7:00pm Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at Edwards Funeral Home.

Arrangements are under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home. To leave an online memory, visit www.edwardsfuneralhome.com


  • Visitation Wednesday, January 8, 2020
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 9, 2020
  • Burial with United States Marine Corps Honors Thursday, January 9, 2020


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Ward & Star Locklear

January 5, 2020

We are so sorry to hear of Benny. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
Ward & Star