Collin Francis Gioja

May 18, 1984-Oct. 8, 2012


Funeral services for Collin Francis Gioja, 28, of Clarksville, Ark., will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, at Shaffer Funeral Home with the Rev. Coy Doss officiating.

A private burial will be held at the National Cemetery in Fort Smith, Ark., under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark.

Mr. Gioja was born on May 18, 1984, in Vicenza, Italy to Edward and Trina Hartt Gioja. He died on Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, in Clarksville.

He was an Army veteran and served five years active duty for the Army National Guard and served in Operation Enduring Freedom in Bosnia and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Survivors include his wife, Clarissa Fisher Gioja of Clarksville; one son, James Michael Gioja of the home; his mother, Trina Dawson and husband, Charles of Tulsa; his father, Edward Gioja and wife, Renee of Spokane, Wash.; one brother, Andrew Gioja of Spokane; two sisters, Kelly Gioja of Spokane and Erin Acero and husband, Beto; and several other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather.