Erel Theodore Goines

July 21, 1923March 25, 2021

Theo Goines, 97, of Van Buren, passed away Thursday, March 25, 2021 in Fort Smith. He was born July 21, 1923 in Spiro to Everett and Augusta Goines. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and was a self-employed mechanic. He was preceded in death by his wife, Becky.

He is survived by two daughters, Myrna McDaniel of Jacksonville, FL, and Sheila King of Charleston; two sons, James Goines and Erell Goines, both of Van Buren; seven grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren.

Cremation is under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren, AR. Burial of ashes will be held privately at Gill Cemetery.


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Dell Nelson

April 2, 2021

Our sympathy to you, James Everett, at the passing of "Buck." He was a true friend to several in my own family, as was Becky (and you, also) My sister Imogene adored Becky and Theodore. He had a master's touch in his mechanical abilities.

James Scholle

March 29, 2021

Sending my condolences in your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

James Scholle

Pamela Hiatt

March 28, 2021

Sending our sympathy in the loss of Buck. Many good times were spent with Buck at the car shows. Oh the stories he could tell. He lived his life doing what he loved to do and that was taking a old rusty vehicle and making it into a nice ride. He could build more with less. Fly high my friend.