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Robert Walter (Bob) King

Van Buren, AR, 1945 - 2017

Robert Walter (Bob) King, 71, of Van Buren died Wednesday, Aug. 23, at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville.
The son of the late Burley Walter and Billie Louise Burnett King, he was born Sept. 17, 1945, in Helena. He was a 1962 graduate of Clarksville High School and 1967 graduate of the University of the Ozarks. He was a teacher at Oark and Van Buren schools before enrolling in a computer and technology training program in Little Rock. He was employed as Chief Information Officer at Sparks Regional Medical Center for 23 years and in the Sisters of Mercy Data Center for six years.
Bob was an unapologetic believer in Christ and spent his life in active service to the Lord. He considered it his mission in life to share the Light of Jesus with the world. He was a man of prayer whose ministry to others was seen in his teaching of the Word and in his love and compassion for others. He was raised in Harmony Presbyterian Church, where he served as an elder, and also served as a lay minister for several local Presbyterian churches. He was a member of NLC Fort Smith-South Dallas.
He was an avid fan of the Arkansas Razorbacks and the St. Louis Cardinals and enjoyed sharing his love of sports, especially baseball, with his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Kaiser King; two daughters, Carla Young and husband, Matt, of Rogers, and Laura King of Fort Smith; two grandchildren, Vin Young and Hope Young of Rogers; one brother, Burnett King and wife, Sharon, of Clarksville; one nephew; and four nieces.
Memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, August 28, at Harmony Presbyterian Church with Rev. Burnett King and Rev. Clyde Vire officiating. Visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, at Hardwicke Funeral Home Chapel. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, August 30, at NLC Fort Smith-South Dallas, 9000 Dallas St., Fort Smith.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Prayer Room at NLC Fort Smith-South Dallas, 9000 Dallas St., Fort Smith, Ark. 72936, or to Gideons International, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, Tenn. 37214.

Published August 26, 2017

Hardwicke Funeral Home
509 West Main / P.O. Box 68, Clarksville, AR
Phone: 479-754-3562