Rodney Raymond Bieker

May 15, 1938October 31, 2012
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Rodney Raymond Bieker, 74, of Fort Smith went to be with the Lord on October 31, 2012. He was born May 15, 1938 in Fort Smith to Otto Joseph and Allene Schweppenstedde Bieker. He was a retired Electrician and member of St. Boniface Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Evelyn of the home; three daughters, Florence “Flo” & husband Billy Bartley of Van Buren, Rhonda & husband Bud West of Fort Smith, and Connie Bieker of Fort Smith; three sons, Raymond & wife Jennifer Bieker of Greenwood, Jack & wife Betty Bieker of Fort Smith, and Lewis “Danny” Bieker of Fort Smith, and Kenneth “Pudge” Baker who he thought of as a son for 45 years; four brothers, Pat and wife Joan Bieker of Augusta, GA., Charlie and wife Jane of Fort Smith, Richard and wife Josephine Bieker of Fort Smith and Joe Bieker of Greenwood; two sisters, Cecilia “Tootz” and husband James Young of Fort Smith, and Janice and husband Moody Ramey of Muldrow, OK; twelve grandchildren and three great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, John and Robert Bieker and one grandson Kyle Bieker. Rosary will be said on Sunday, November 4, 2012 at 3:00 PM in the Edwards Funeral Home Chapel and Mass will be said on Monday, November 5, 2012 at 1:00 PM in St. Boniface Catholic Church with burial to follow in Holy Cross Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jimmy and Jonathan West, Derek Duncan, Patrick Manes, Zachary Bartley, and Jack Bieker, Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Jeffery Goins, Daniel Bieker, Yoni Guerra, and Randall Bieker. The family will greet friends from 3:30 – 5:00 PM following the Rosary in Edwards Funeral Home Chapel Memorials may be made to St. Boniface Catholic School 1820 North “B” Fort Smith, AR 72901 To sign an online guestbook visit


  • Rosary Sunday, November 4, 2012
  • Visitation Sunday, November 4, 2012
  • Funeral Mass Monday, November 5, 2012

Rodney Raymond Bieker

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Rhonda West

January 6, 2013

I love and miss you so much!!!

Kathy Wiley

November 30, 2012

Uncle Rodney, As the Christmas holiday comes and Thanksgiving has past I know the family is going to miss seeing you in the kitchen with Aunt Evie. I feel like after the hustle and bustle of the holidays things are going to slow down around the house. I know they all think of you daily. You were so dearly loved. You were definitely one of the lucky men, to find a great woman that loved you and you her for 52 years. To share the meaning of love. Yalls love brought fun, laughter,joy, happiness, understanding, patience and the gift of yalls love were the children and later the grandchildren. I know that everybody that knew you loved you. I love and miss you.

Sherry (Vass) Crippen

November 25, 2012

Flo and Rhonda, my deepest condolences for your recent loss.

Kathy Wiley

November 7, 2012

Uncle Rodney you will be so missed. You and aunt Evie were my marriage role models.For 52 years you guys had the best marriage ever. I will miss you greatly. I know you will be watching over us all. I was honored to know you and call you uncle.(even though you weren't). I love you.
My deepest heartfelt sympathies to the Bieker clan. I love you all. I will keep you all in my prayers.

Rhonda West

November 5, 2012

Dad I am missing you ! Love you!!!

Donna Hollingsworth

November 4, 2012

My heart goes out to all the family.
Donna Hollingsworth (Jason's wife)

November 4, 2012

I will always have my Uncle Rodney in my heart. He was a kind man and I loved spending time with him and his family. He always made me laugh when he was around.

He will be missed and our thoughts and prayers will be with his family at this time.

Shari Hollingsworth Tyler

Charity McCartney

November 4, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with the Bieker Family. A great man has left this earth. He's chatting with daddy now. I don't remember not knowing Rodney. He will be missed! Love and prayers.

Jo Ann Allen

November 3, 2012

I will miss you, just knowing you were around put a smile on my heart. You were one of the best daddies I know.
I love you Evie and will pray for you, the kids and all your grandbabies, may you have peace in your heart and remember all the good times, thats why we make memories to last an eternity.
RIP my friend
Jo Ann, Bob and all our family

Renaye Griffin

November 3, 2012

Our family would like to send our deepest sympathy to all the family to Papa Beiker Jack,Raymond,Danny and the other children I just wasn't as close to them and Grandma Beiker you will be in out prayers and thoughts. The Griffin's Ron,Renaye,Karen,Jeffery.and Brittani May God keep everyone in his arms.