Edwards Funeral Home


Joseph Fontaine Arizmendi

December 28, 1944June 13, 2021
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Joseph Fontaine Arizmendi, born December 28 in New York City passed peacefully, surrounded by loved ones from this life June 13, 2021 in Fort Smith.

Joe will forever lovingly be remembered by his wife and best friend of 21 years, Desiree’ Fontaine-Arizmendi; their precious four-legged children, Booker T Washington, Bella and Benny (from the Bronx), as well as son-in law, brother-in law, many nieces, nephews, extended family, and dear friends. He was a beloved son, brother, and loving father to Michael, Joe, Christopher, Gina and, Michelle (deceased). His smile and genuine giving spirit will eternally be missed.

The family will gather privately to celebrate Joe’s life.


Joseph Fontaine Arizmendi

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Gina Thompson

July 25, 2021

I’m happy to see you had so much love and support. Rest easy Dad.
Nothing but love,

Sam Rodriguez

July 25, 2021

So sorry to hear of your passing. Deepest condolences to your current family. You will be missed by all of us. Rest in peace.

Donna Rodriguez Reinolds Frey

July 23, 2021

Rest in piece Uncle Joey….

Forever yours truly,
Donna, Zoë and Bailey ❤️❤️❤️

Michael Arizmendi

July 23, 2021

Pops, I am sadden to know you passed from this life without the opportunity for your sons to be by your side. May you rest in peace in the Arms of the Almighty.


Christopher Arizmendi

July 22, 2021

Never got to say Goodbye dad…
Rest In Peace.

Joseph Arizmendi

July 22, 2021

Rest In Peace Dad