James Robert "Bobby" McFarlin

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James Robert "Bobby" McFarlin, 88 of Hot Springs was called home to be with the Lord on Jan. 24 2014. He was born Oct. 5 1925 in Little Rock where he spent his young adult life. Bob attended Little Rock Central High School where he excelled and graduated in 1943 at the young age of 17 to move on to the University of Arkansas. While at the University he was called to Join the Navy. He began his Naval training with the V-12 program at Monticello A&M and then moved on to the Great Lakes Naval Academy in Illinois where he graduated with honors. Bob was a Veteran of World War II and spent three years with the Navy. He was commissioned as an Ensign and later promoted to Lieutenant. He spent one year in the South Pacific before returning home. Upon the completion of his active naval duties, Bob returned to the University of Arkansas where he completed his Bachelors of Science degree in 1948. The same year he married Jeanne Moseley, the love of his life, on September 24 and they spent 65 beautiful years together. He worked for Equitable Life Assurance as a Vice President in New York City and retired after 35 years and returned home to Arkansas. He was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity, Hot Springs Country Club, and a long time member of First Christian Church. He was an avid golfer and duck hunter, he loved to be outdoors. He is preceded in death by his parents, Milton and Clarice (Jarrett) McFarlin; and one brother, Milton McFarlin Jr. Cherishing his memory are his loving wife, Jeanne McFarlin; daughters, Mary Lynne Schnick (Patrick) and Jeanne Marie Morgan of Huntington Beach, Calif; brother, John Patrick McFarlin (Deborah) of New Mexico; grandchildren, Kathleen Lynne Tobin (Sgt. John Tobin) of Colorado Springs, Colo., Adelle Lorraine Schnick of Washington, Alexandra Marie Morgan, and Lane Camille Morgan of California; two great-grandchildren, Mary Elizabeth and Aiden Robert "Little Bobby" Tobin of Colorado. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday Jan. 28 2014 at First Christian Church located at 1806 Central Avenue, followed by a procession to Roselawn Cemetery in Little Rock for a graveside service at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Arkansas Children's Hospital. The online obituary, guestbook, and memorial tribute are available at

Published January 26, 2014

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