Fentress Mortuary

1805 North A Street, Fort Smith, AR


Joseph Michael Fuchtman

October 13, 1983September 10, 2020

Joseph Michael Fuchtman, 36 of Fort Smith, passed away Thursday, September 10, 2020. He was born October 13, 1983 in Oklahoma City. He worked for International Paper Company. He was preceded in death by his mother, Dessie Fuchtman.

Memorial Service will be 3:00 P.M. Saturday, September 19, 2020 at Fentress Mortuary Chapel, private interment of ashes will be at Oak Cemetery. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Fentress Mortuary.

He is survived by his father, Michael Fuchtman; his sister, Kate Porter and her husband, Lyndell of Conway; three nieces, R’Rhiana, Mya, Taryn and one nephew, Lyndell Porter, Jr.


  • Michael Arthur Fuchtman, Father
  • Dessie Elaine Yeakley Fuchtman, Mother (deceased)
  • Kate Porter, Sister
  • Lyndell Porter, Brother-in-law
  • R'Rhiana Porter, Niece
  • Mya Porter, Niece
  • Taryn Porter, Niece
  • Lyndell Porter, Jr., Nephew

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  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, September 19, 2020


Joseph Michael Fuchtman

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Kiem Loan Le

September 19, 2020

Rest In Peace.
Mrs. Kiem Loan Le, Former friend of The late Mrs. Futchman at Trusty School.
I have known Joseph since he was in 1rst grade at Trusty.
My sympathy to family.

Carol Ann Carson

September 14, 2020

It breaks my heart to hear of Joe's passing. He was one of my first treasured co-workers at Jim's Razorback Pizza. Not only did he keep everyone upbeat but he introduced me to so much good music. I am so happy to have known him in this life.

Aaron Johnson

September 13, 2020

He fancied himself a Nick Offerman type. Took me to the range and taught me about gun safety. We used balloons for targets. I had a great time and learned a lot.

Jean Jones

September 13, 2020

When I think of Fuchtman, I think not only of some amazing hijinks at NHS but also of his hilarious laugh and amazing singing voice. His mother was my 1st grade teacher. I hung out with him at various times over the years, both at school events and at friends’ homes, including his. Though we were not the closest of friends, it is undeniable both that he will be missed and that he had a tremendous influence. Rest in Love.

Dave Whiteis

September 12, 2020

That obituary photo of Joseph is the perfect one! Joyful. While I am so sorry that he has left this planet, I know full well where he is and who he is with. We grieve, but not as those without hope. Thank you Lord for knowing and loving us!

This just started playing in my head.

When peace like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll
Whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say
It is well, it is well, with my soul
It is well
With my soul
It is well, it is well with my soul
Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,
Let this blest assurance control,
That Christ has regarded my helpless estate,
And hath shed His own blood for my soul
It is well (it is well)
With my soul (with my soul)
It is well, it is well with my soul
My sin, oh, the bliss of this glorious thought
My sin, not in part but the whole,
Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more,
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, o my soul
It is well (it is well)
With my soul (with my soul)
It is well, it is well with my soul
It is well (it is well)
With my soul (with my soul)
It is well, it is well with my soul.

Peace you all!


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