RICHARD W. “BUDDY” KEESEE, 79, of Benton, passed from this life on July 14, 2019, at the age of 79. He was born November 20, 1939, in Little Rock to A.R. “Amburs” Keesee and Ruth McNeely Keesee, who have preceded him in death. He is survived by his brothers Sonny Keesee (Lita) of Benton, Pat Keesee (Sandy) of Jasper, Alabama; and his sister Elaine Keesee Bearden (Charlie) of Alexander. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Rose Mary McFalls Keesee; daughter Jennifer Lyn Paxton (Timothy) of LaGrange, Georgia; Rebecca Ann Wright (Danny) of Gallatin, Tennessee; Richard Douglas Keesee (Shanna) of Springdale; and Rachel Kay Ellis (Michael) of Austin. He is survived by fifteen grandchildren; Michael Page (Heather), Ashley Ellis (Scott), Tina Paxton, Mindy Childress (Duke), Zach Paxton, Joshua Ellis, Laura Wright Cummins (Taylor), Samuel McCain (Kaleigh), Kayla Ellis, Seth Wright, Victoria Keesee, Jonathon Keesee, Sarah Grace Wright, Philip Keesee, and Lydia Keesee. And also survived by eleven great-grandchildren; Tabby, Silas, Ava, Logan, James, Cash, Reed, Kai, Addalyn, Canyon, and Emmalyn. Buddy was a 1959 graduate of Benton High School and captain of the Panther football team. He served in the United States Navy Reserve and attended Ouachita Baptist University where he played football. Afterward, he attended the Missionary Baptist Seminary in Little Rock where he received a Bachelor of Bible Languages and Master of Theology degrees. He would later receive a Doctor of Theology from Eastern Baptist Institute and Seminary. He pastored thirteen churches in Arkansas, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, and Texas. He served as Moderator or Assistant Moderator of several local associations of churches, Trustee of Budd Creek Camp, Missionary Committeeman with both the Arkansas State Association and American Baptist Association, Publicity Director for the Arkansas State Association, and as Chaplain with the Civil Air Patrol in Batesville. Leading his churches to engage in mission endeavors, he made visits to New Zealand and Australia, as well as numerous new church plants within the U.S. He worked to advance Bible education and training as a seminary instructor for a combined eleven years with Eastern Baptist Institute and Seminary in Ohio, and Central Arkansas Bible Baptist Institute in Benton. Apart from his vocational duties and obligations, Buddy had a great love for flying private aircraft, crappie fishing, and spending time with his family. This often took the form of games, attending football games, riding motorcycles, and just being with family. He was loved and admired by his children and grandchildren, and esteemed by those he had pastored. Many of whom have kept contact with him and Rose Mary throughout the years. Visitation with the family is set for Thursday, July 18, from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at Ashby’s Funeral Home in Benton. A memorial service is set for Friday, July 19, at 1:00pm at Sharon Missionary Baptist Church in Benton with a graveside service to follow.
SAMMIE BURNS, 71 of Benton, passed away on July 16, 2019. He was born in Saline County on December 29, 1947 to the late Willie and Ruth Mullins Burns. Sammie was retired from the Railroad and served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Kelley Burns, brother, W.L. Burns and sister, Patsy Gossage. Sammie is survived by his son, Sammy (Dawn) Burns of Ola, daughter, Sherry Jackson of Michigan, sisters, Sharon Hyatt and Minnie Ruth Burns, grandchildren, Victoria, India, Julian, Gilbert and Samantha, great grandchildren, Emerson and Daymein. Graveside services by Ashby Funeral Home will be 12:00 p.m. at the Arkansas State Veteran’s Cemetery in North Little Rock, Arkansas on Monday, July 22, 2019. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Disabled Veterans Association. He will be greatly missed by family and friends.
LEAH DENISE PURDY, age 64, of Bryant, passed away Thursday, July 18, 2019. She was born April 8, 1955 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Leah was a RN and retired as a case manager for Blue Cross Blue Shield. She was a member of Geyer Springs Baptist Church. Leah was preceded in death by her parents, Leo Joseph Oberle, Jr. and Geraldine Rogers Oberle; her first husband, Henry Earl Casey, Jr.; and a son, Bryan David Casey. She is survived by her husband, Milton Ray Purdy; son, Benjamin Casey; daughter, Amber Casey Luckey (Marc); brother, Joe Oberle (Amy); two sisters, Jerry Bain (Terry) and Lisa Richardson (Brian); two grandchildren, Kia Luckey and Casey Wessel and numerous nieces & nephews. Visitation will be 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Monday, July 22 at Ashby Funeral home with funeral services beginning at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Smith Rosemont Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
JOHN ROWLAND PELTON JR., 90, of Benton, died surrounded by family on Friday, July 19, 2019. John was born to John and Muriel Couch Pelton on February 18, 1929 in the Salem Community of Saline County. After serving a year in the marines, he earned an Associate Degree in Agriculture from Arkansas Tech. He married the love of his life Frances Joy Scott and they were married for 67 years. John helped build and then worked at ALCOA for over 30 years. He was an outdoorsman and in his retirement he was an avid conservationist and wildflower photographer. He was instrumental in documenting a new species, thereafter named “Pelton’s Rose Gentian.” Family and church were paramount in his life. He was an active member of Salem United Methodist church, where he served in many capacities over the years. He particularly loved Salem Camp Meeting. Survivors include his wife, Frances Joy Pelton, brother, Joe (Carmen) Pelton; children, Belinda (Phil) Price, Mark (Barbara) Pelton, and Mary Anne (Karl) Seibert; grandchildren, Matt Price, Hannah Hunt, Emily Rosenthal, Melissa Abuzeid, Elizabeth Price, Abigail Kreie, Luke Pelton and Joy Pelton; eleven great-grandchildren and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at Salem United Methodist Church at 10:00, Wednesday, July 24, with memorial service following at 11:00. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Salem United Methodist Church, 1647 Salem Rd, Benton, AR 72019.
GARRY L. BERRY,79, of Hot Springs Village passed away Sunday, July 14, 2019. Garry was born March 25, 1940 to Edwin Berry and Frieda McMillin in Mchenry County, Illinois. Garry served 6 years in the United States Army. He then worked for Chrysler for 30+ years, a member of Christ of the Hills Church and also a member of American Legion and evening lions. Garry is preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers, Jesse Berry and Rollin Berry, 4 Sisters, Virginia Berry, Alice Grabbert, Rosalie Recker, and Darlene Rathman, and One Granddaughter, Melanie Finke. Garry is survived by his Spouse, Elva Berry; Children, Laurie Becknell (Jeff), Juan Zapata, Ellen Mikula (Phil), and Miguel Zapata; 2 Sisters, Pauline Genskow ( Earl) and Patricia Johnson (Richard); 1 Brother, Jon Berry (Janet); grandchildren, Carolyn Taunis, Jordan Becknell, Alysia Zapata, Miguel Zapata, Mariah Zapata, and Elijah Follis; and 3 great grandchildren, Brynn, Emree, and Kane Taunis. Visitation will be held Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 1:00pm with services following at 2:00pm at the Christ of the Hills Church in the Hot Springs Village, Interment will be at CedarVale Cemetery after services. A Celebration of Life get together will be held in Illinois at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to CedarVale Funeral Home of Hot Springs Village.
ALBERT BRUCE SPARKS March 31, 1955 – July 12, 2019 Bruce Sparks was a dreamer not afraid to take risks. He took a risk when he left his hometown of Little Rock, Arkansas in the fall of 1978 at the age of 23, fresh from completing a four year union apprenticeship as a carpenter, and following his father’s footsteps into the construction trade. He dreamed of being a construction superintendent like his Dad, and to one day be a contractor. So he rolled out of town with his dream in a brand new Mazda RX7 headed for Houston, Texas where he had heard that commercial construction was booming again after the oil crisis of the mid 1970’s. He set out hoping to achieve his American Dream. He thought opportunity and the pay would be better in Houston. By all accounts he was right. Even though he did not know anyone there, he quickly landed a job, and it didn’t take long for him to become a superintendent. By the time he was 25 he was running jobs at the Herman Memorial Hospital and later supervising large apartment construction projects in Houston, and in Austin. As he gained experience his dream evolved into one of being a contractor and a property developer. He eventually made both dreams come true. The first when at the age of 29 he took another risk and moved back to Little Rock where he joined his father and mother in starting the firm Ross Sparks Builders becoming president. And later he took another risk when at 42 he branched off to help start a residential property development company. Bruce returned to Ross Sparks Builders a few years later, and helped lead the company until 2010 when he was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease, which led him to retire. He was 55. Albert Bruce Sparks was born March 31, 1955 in Little Rock, Arkansas to Ross and Barbra Sparks. He attended public schools in Mabelvale, and graduated from McClellan High School in 1973. After graduation he began his construction career. He worked on many familiar building projects across the city during the mid-1970’s. Then in 1978 he set off for Houston, Texas seeking to achieve his dream of being a construction superintendent and a contractor. He achieved them both. He supervised the construction of hundreds of buildings over his career. He married twice, and had one son with his first wife, and raised two step children with his second wife. Bruce enjoyed life and loved people. He was a sportsman, and loved wing shooting. He raised and trained bird dogs. He loved hunting quail and ducks in Arkansas, and went on many pheasant hunts in the Midwest. He enjoyed fishing too. Family and friends were important to him. Bruce made friends easily, and maintained friendships for a lifetime. He loved to dance. A loved one said, “He could light up any room and busted out the dance moves at any chance he got.” Bruce loved his family, he loved his children, he loved his wives, he loved his friends, he loved his dogs, he loved his work, he loved to hunt and fish and he loved to dance. He was a good son, a good brother, a good husband, a good father, and a good friend. He will be missed by many. Bruce was preceded in death by his father Albert Ross Sparks, and is survived, by his mother Barbra Ann Sparks, his brother Bryan K. Sparks, his son Albert Bruce Sparks Jr., and his step daughter Desty Dycus of Bryant, AR, and step son Chris Cotter (Carrie) of Dallas, TX. The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the friends and family that helped with Bruce’s care including Brenda Aldridge, Robin Cupul, Rick Jenkins, the many at Life Line Baptist Church, and the Hospice Home Care, but especially to his loving mother, Barbra Sparks, who gave selflessly of her love, her time and her energy to care for him over many years to the very end. A visitation will be held Tuesday July 16, 2019 from 6 to 8 P.M. at the Dial & Dudley Funeral Home, 4212 Hwy. 5 North, Bryant, AR 72022. Funeral services will be held at 12:30 P.M. Wednesday July 17, 2019 at Life Line Baptist Church, 7601 Baseline Road, Little Rock, AR 72209. To sign Online Guestbook: www.dialanddudleyfuneralhome.com
JAMES MELVIN KEESEE, 81 of Bryant, passed away on July 12, 2019 with his family by his side. He was born on December 16, 1937 to the late, James and Catherine Keesee in Haskell, Arkansas. He proudly served in the United States Army and later retired from Landers Auto sales. He was a pastor, loving father, loving husband, and will be greatly missed. James is proceeded in death by his parents; wife, Pamela Keesee and his daughter, Donna Stackhouse. He is survived by his children; Charlotte and Jacob Young, Dawn Tygart, Danny and Dana Keesee, Robert and Cinthya Tygart and Angel Chandler; grandchildren Alex Stackhouse, Skye, Shelby, and Leyton Young, Tyler and Brianna Anzalone, Regan and Haley Keesee, Bryce, Cora, and Giana Tygart, Kyle Chandler and Andrew Drennan; brother, Marvin Keesee and a host of family and friends who all loved him and will miss him dearly. Memorial service will be held on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 12:00 PM at Dial and Dudley Funeral Home in Bryant. To sign online guestbook visit www.dialanddudleyfuneralhome.com.
CLAUDE F. MOFFATT, JR., 83, of Alexander passed away Monday, July 15, 2019 at Arkansas Hospice in Little Rock. He was born May 28, 1936 in Little Rock to the late Claude Sr. and Minnie Dea Martin Moffatt. Mr. Moffatt worked 30 years for the Little Rock National Airport, was a U.S. Navy veteran, was of the Baptist faith. In addition to his parents he was predeceased in death by his three sons, Phillip Moffatt, Sherman A. Moffatt, and Robert P. Moffatt and one brother, Bobby Moffatt. He is survived by his wife, Edna Ritchey Moffatt; two sisters, Doris Jordan of San Antonia, TX and Janice Gipson of Benton, AR; two grandchildren, Kyle of Hot Springs, AR and Sgt. Brent of Hawaii, and 2 great grandchildren.
ARTHUR C. MOORE, age 102, of Benton, AR formerly of Selmer, TN passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at Heartland Nursing Home in Benton. He was born March 23, 1917 in Bethel Springs, Tennessee to the late Wess and Minnie Lou Moore. He was originally a farmer and then worked and retired from Brown Shoe Company in Selmer. He moved to Benton, AR in 2004 to be near his son. While in Benton he attended First Baptist Church. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Alice Moore; one grandson, Tony Moore; three brothers, and three sisters. He is survived by his son, Gene Moore and wife Phyllis Griffis Moore of Benton; his grandsons, Scott Moore (Debbi) of St. Louis, MO; Kevin Moore (Lori) of Martinsville, IN; and Casey Phillips of Benton: sister, Virginia Davidson of Batavia, IA; five great grandchildren, five great-great grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, July 20, 2019 in the chapel of Shackelford Funeral Home in Selmer, TN with Bros. Donald Goodrum and Aaron Moss officiating. Interment will follow in Lake Hill Memorial Gardens A time of visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday evening July 19th at the funeral home. The family would like to express thanks to the staff of Heartland Nursing Home for their tender care over the last four years. Local arrangements by Roller-Ballard Funeral Home (315-4047).
ROBERT ANTHONY CLIFF, age 76 of Bryant peacefully left us on July 11, 2019 at Saline Memorial Hospice surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with lung disease. Bob is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 48 years, Gail Maroney Cliff. Daddy to Terri Langenmayr (Lee) of Ogensburg, NY, Kimberly Ward (Jeff) of Hot Springs, Kristi Payne (Heath Garrison) of Bryant, and Tisha Deason of East End, Brother to Barbara Vacchiano of Syracuse, NY. Papaw to Evan and Jordan Lewis, Lydia Payne, Traci Darden and Dalton Ward, Kara, Kassi and Billy Pharoah. Bob had 10 Great Grand children, and was Uncle to Mickey Maroney, Summar Oxner and Joshua Bowers. He also has extended Brothers and Sisters in New York and Mississippi. He is also survived by special friends Roy Goshien and the “Morning Breakfast Crew” that he enjoyed spending time with in the mornings. Bob was also known as “Bob Daddy” to the crews that worked for him as he cared for them as family. Bob’s greatest love was his family and his time spent on his deck at our home on Lake Hamilton. Rosary will be held on Friday, July 19, 2019 at 6:00 PM at Roller-Alcoa Funeral Home with visitation to follow. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 AM Saturday, July 20, 2019 at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Benton, AR with Rev. Paul Worm officiating.
DONALD RAY (SPEEDY) HUGHES, 79, of Benton, died on July 12th. He was born October 10, 1939 in Dallas, Texas to the late Eric A. Hughes and Mary Eva Bragg Hughes. He was retired from Alcoa. Don is survived by his wife of 40 years, Margie Lee Hughes; and his four daughters: Celeste Hughes Jones of Benton, Robin Echols Bryant (Trent) of Independence, MO, Camille Hughes Young of Lonoke and Marsha Echols Barker (Roger) of Benton. His 8 grandchildren: Trey Bryant of Austin, Texas, Brody Barker (Shelby), Jared Barker, Samuel Jones, Jesse Barker, Olivia Jones, Ashley Jones, all of Benton plus an infant granddaughter born May 28, 1991 died June 10, 1991, Kaitlin Young. There will be a visitation at Smith-Benton Funeral Home on Saturday, July 20 at 10:00 AM followed by a celebration of Don’s life. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the American Lung Association at National Direct Headquarters, 1200 Hosford Street, Suite 101, Hudson, WI 54016-9316 or the American Heart Association, American Stroke Association, P.O. Box 841125, Dallas, TX 75284-1125. Services entrusted to Smith-Benton Funeral Home. Online guestbook:www.SmithFamilyCares.com.
GARLAND OTIS MASSEY, 74, of Benton, Arkansas went to be with the Lord July 13, 2019. He was born May 17, 1945 in Memphis, Tennessee to the late Albert B. and Lorean (Williams) Massey. Garland loved the Lord and was of the Baptist faith. He proudly served in the United States Marines during the Vietnam War where he earned the Rifle Marksmanship Badge, National Defense Service Medal, Viet Nam Service Medal, Viet Nam Campaign Medal, Presidential Unit Award, and Combat Action Ribbon. Garland was a retired welder. He loved his family and spending time with them. He also enjoyed the company of friends and talking with them. In his spare time, Garland liked to go bowling, sports, and electronics. Garland was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Brandon Taylor Pruitt, and brothers: Burley Massey and his wife Loraine, A.B. Massey, Jr., and Leon Massey. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving wife of forty-one years, Oma Massey of Benton, Arkansas; daughter Jennifer Pruitt and husband Michael Brandon Pruitt of Carvendale, Illinois; son, Cody Lewis Massey of Benton, Arkansas; daughter, Rebecca Massey of Conway, Arkansas; grandchildren: Derek Pruitt, Stephen Pruitt, Clifton Massey, Pamela Gephart, and Charles Gephart; sister, Delores Cox of Mississippi; and many family members and friends who love Garland and will miss him always. Reception visitation will be held 10:00 AM – Noon, Wednesday, July 17, at Smith-Benton Funeral Home, 322 N. Market Street, Benton, Arkansas. Funeral service, officiated by Rev. Ben Jennings, will follow at 12:00 PM. Burial with military honors following service at Smith-Rosemont Cemetery with Cody Massey, Derek Pruitt, Michael Walker, Michael Massey, James Masters, and Hayden Pierce assisting as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearer is Brandon Pruitt. Services entrusted to Smith-Benton Funeral Home. Online guestbook:www.SmithFamilyCares.com.
DANA MICHELLE ROUSHALL, 50, of Benton, Arkansas passed away July 14, 2019 at Saline Memorial Hospital. Dana was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on October 16, 1968. She is survived by her loving parents, Zack and Margie Roushall of Benton, Arkansas. Dana had several aunts, uncles, and cousins in her life who loved her. She is preceded in death by her brother, William Roushall Jr.; and grandparents: Zack and Dora Roushall of Stuttgart, Arkansas and Shelby and Jennie Whiting of Tichnor, Arkansas. Dana attended day classes at Civitan Services in Benton and Bryant for many years where she had many friends who loved her. Dana had a sweet and loving spirit that will not be soon forgotten. Graveside service, officiated by Kit Cowger of the Benton Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses, will be held at 1:00 PM, Friday, July 19, at Forest Hills Cemetery in Alexander, Arkansas. Services entrusted to Smith-Benton Funeral Home. Online guestbook: www.SmithFamilyCares.com.
PATTIE LEON NEVIL, 77, of Benton, Arkansas went to be with His Lord on July 15, 2019. He was born April 28, 1942 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Rufus and Louise (Hodge) Nevil. Pat loved the Lord with all his heart and was a member of Benton Four Square Church. Pat was a faithful servant and teacher of the Word. He enjoyed golf…golf….and more golf!! His other hobbies included bowling and spending time with his family. Preceding Pat in death are his parents, Rufus and Louise Nevil; and brother, Jimmy Hardison. Pat leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving wife of fifty-five years, Patricia Nevil of Benton, Arkansas; son, Chris Nevil of Benton, Arkansas; sister, Betty Spann of Alexander, Arkansas; and many more family members and friends who love Pat and will miss him always. Memorial service, officiated by Dr. David Brewer and Bro. Roger Glover, will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, July 20, at Benton Four Square Church, 2722 Military Road, Benton, Arkansas. Services entrusted to Smith-Benton Funeral Home. Online guestbook:www.SmithFamilyCares.com.
GARY DALE PATRICK, SR., 65, of Benton, Arkansas passed away July 19, 2019. He was born November 19, 1953 in Arkadelphia, Arkansas to the late Ardell Autry and Goldie (Bradshaw) Patrick. Gary was a strong, kind-hearted man. He would do anything for anyone and was willing to give the shirt off his own back. He loved animals and took in and fed every stray animal he found. Gary was so funny and was the life of the party-in fact, a party wouldn’t start until Gary arrived! He enjoyed playing pool and spending time outdoors hunting, fishing, and racing four-wheelers, motorcycles, and cars. Family was special to Gary and he loved spending time with them. Preceding Gary in death are his parents; and sister, Linda Lewis. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his life partner and best friend, Ruthie Gentry of Benton, Arkansas; son, Gary Dale “Bo” Patrick, Jr. and wife Erica of Sheridan, Arkansas; two daughters: Shelly LeCompt of Sheridan, Arkansas and Jennifer Langley and husband Nick of Benton, Arkansas; grandchildren: Aiden Patrick, Bethanie LeCompt, J.C. LeCompt, and Liam Langley; great-grandaughter, Marleigh Nickols-LeCompt; two sisters: Rhonda Rogers of Mt. Ida, Arkansas and Rheta Bridges and husband Fred of Knoxville, Tennessee; many nieces, nephews, family members and friends who he adored and looked at and loved as his own family. Graveside service, officiated by Stephen Rogers, will be held at 1:30 PM, Wednesday, July 24, at Summit Cemetery, 1204 S Summit Rd, Benton, Arkansas. Visitation held from 1:00-1:30 prior to service. Donations may be made to the funeral home on behalf of the family. Services entrusted to Smith-Benton Funeral Home. Online guestbook:www.SmithFamilyCares.com.
KATHLEEN JOYCE RUETER was born on October 12, 1946 and passed away on Friday, July 12, 2019. Kathleen was a resident of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas at the time of passing. After graduating High School in Lincoln, NE, Kathy spent 10 years in Lincoln working as a legal secretary plus spent 20 years as a Financial Assistant for Merrill Lynch in Corpus Christi, TX and Cupertino, CA. The family has plans for a “Celebration of Life” for Kathy 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 27, 2019 at Caruth Village Funeral Home at 4623 N. Hwy 7, Hot Springs Village, AR.
ROY FRANKLIN WINDHAM, 50, of Alexander, passed away July 17, 2019. Born April 19, 1969 in Little Rock to Horace and Shirley Ann Garrett Windham, he was a chef and he loved food and music. He is survived by his parents; his sister, Brenda Ann Hampton (Virgil) of Perryville; his niece, Stephanie Hampton Butler (Marshall) of North Little Rock; and other family and friends. His family wishes to thank Saline County Davita, for their loving and compassionate care. Services will be held on Saturday, July 20 at 3:00 p.m., preceded by visitation beginning at 2:00, at Little Rock Funeral Home, 8801 Knoedl Ct. (NW corner I-630 and Barrow Rd.), officiated by Bro. Dusty Day. Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements by Little Rock Funeral Home, (501)224-2200. Roy’s online guestbook may be signed at www.littlerockfuneralhome.com.
EARLE ROBERT NEIL LUND, age 95, of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas passed away Friday, July 12, 2019. He was born September 30, 1923 in Detroit, Michigan to Neiilo and Edythe Lund. He was a WWII United States Army Veteran, attaining rank of 1st Lieutenant. Robert married high school sweetheart, Fern Liepold and attended Lawrence Institute of Technology in Detroit. He lettered in golf and baseball and was sports editor for the Blue Devil newspaper. Robert graduated from LIT with BSME and BSIE degrees. He spent the next 30 years in the metallurgical heat-treating business with two plants in Detroit. He enjoyed golf, boating and secured a private pilot’s license. After selling his company, Fern and Bob “retired” to Boca Raton, Florida where he became a realtor. They enjoyed golf, travel and socializing with friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his golf and life partner, Fern Marie Lund of 68 years. He then moved to Hot Springs Village, becoming a resident of Mt. Carmel Community. Survivors include his children, Randy Lund (Donna) of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, John Lund (Leigh) of Troy, Michigan, Robert Lund Jr. (Paula) of Highland, Michigan; grandchildren, Ryan Lund (Ashley), Reagan Himes (Drew), Jessica Lund, Jennifer Lund (Aaron Scott), Jaclyn Mills (Joseph), Kristina Fisher (Brian), Elizabeth Anne Lund, and Andrew Lund; great-grandchildren, Michael Andrew, Charles Richard, and Faelin Maron. A private family memorial service will be held at The South Florida National Cemetery in Lake Worth. Cremation Arrangements Entrusted to Arkansas Cremation. www.ArkansasCremation.com
JERRY COLE of Alexander, Arkansas SEPTEMBER 15, 1951 ~ JULY 15, 2019 (AGE 67) Cremation Arrangements Entrusted to Arkansas Cremation. www.ArkansasCremation.com