Tom Nelson Kizer

June 4, 1951May 10, 2019

Tom Nelson Kizer, of Fort Smith, born June 4, 1951, passed peacefully into the arms of our Lord May 10, 2019. Tom served his country in the United States Air Force in Germany from 1971 to 1975. Some of his great loves in this world were being outdoors, camping, fishing and enjoying nature. You could always find him with a book in his hands as he loved to read, and was a World War II buff. His is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Stephanie and Joseph Swope of Kansas City, Missouri, his son and daughter-in-law Scott and Kristina Kizer of Maple Valley, Washington and daughter and son-in-law Shanna and Brian Rumburg of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, as well as his grandchildren Olivia, Owen and Anna Kizer. Tom was preceded in death by his mother, Pauline, father Phillip, sister Lola Faye, and brothers Leon and Troy Kizer all of Alma, Arkansas. May he rest in peace with Jesus our Savior. Arrangements are under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home. To leave an online memory, visit


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Vincent Messmer

May 17, 2019

Tom was my friend for several years he was my roommate for several more. We shot on the same pool league team together for several years as well. We were together for five years and Hudson‘s laundry in Fort Smith.Tom was smart funny n a true joy to be around. He was always there for me...n I him....and oh boy could he talk to the ladies! Lol but,seriously he was a true friend. I would love to hear from those of his children that knew who I was the ones that I have talk to in the past you know who you are My number is+18165018852 I live in Texas now but I’ll never forget your dad! UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN TOM...FLY FREE BROTHER (Vince)....