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Robert William Black, 77

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Robert William Black, 77, from Little Rock passed from this life on Saturday, July 2, 2016. He was born to the late Victor Rukins Black and Marquerite Eloise Twyford Black on April 5, 1939 in San Antonio, Texas. He is also preceded in death by his daughter, Lisa Black.

Robert is survived by his loving wife, Lani Lee Warren Black; two sons, Steven (Terry) Black of Oklahoma City, Ok and R. Lance (Jodi) Black of Cabot, AR; two step-daughters, Kristin Self of Rose Bud, AR and Danyelle Decker of Sherwood, AR; ten grandchildren, Makenzi P. Black, Kelly Black – Long, Micheal A. Black, Stephen Newberry, Tara Newberrry, Brianna Moore, Kolten Moore, Gavin Newberry, Harley Decker and Courtney Decker; four great-grandchildren, Megan Long, Alec Black – Long, Cayson Watson and Jakeus Watson; and one sister, Vicki Sparkman of Little Rock, AR.

The family will host a memorial service on Thursday, July 7th at 12:00 p.m. at the Community Park Church 4630 South Shobe Road Bryant, Arkansas.

Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street Jacksonville, AR 72076. 501-982-3400


  • Laurie Robinson Posted July 6, 2016 9:22 AM

    As a rookie officer in 1988, I got to know “Bob”. He was one of nicest people I remember from back in the day. He never had a bad thing to say about anyone and was a kind person. I have very fond memories of him. I am sorry for his families loss. Heaven has gained a bright, shining star.

  • (Sgt) Ed Bush Posted July 6, 2016 9:31 AM

    Rest in peace Brother.

  • sam leone Posted July 6, 2016 9:57 AM

    my prays are with you and your family bob was a good man and co worker at the nlrpd

  • David Goldstein, Ret NLRPD Posted July 6, 2016 10:06 AM

    Sorry to hear of Ofc. Blacks passing, your family is in the thoughts and prayers of our family.

  • David Dallas Posted July 6, 2016 11:38 AM

    Sorry for your loss.

  • Rev. Bill & Marilyn Ferguson Posted July 6, 2016 3:47 PM

    Marilyn and I met Bob and Lani a number of years ago, through Civil War Re-enacting, and became good friends. We’ve enjoyed many good times together traveling around the South attending Living History Programs and Re-enactments. We also attended church a couple of times and visited each other’s homes many times. We will always cherish their friendship and we will miss Bob greatly. We lift Lani their family up in prayer. In Jesus Name we pray, Amen.

  • Vernon Dutton Posted July 6, 2016 5:26 PM

    Bob was a great guy. He was an accomplished Police officer and martial arts instructor. He was a member of the 6th Arkansas Reenactment Unit and it was from this organization that we became fellow reenactors. May he rest in peace.

  • Mark Kalkbrenner Posted July 6, 2016 7:25 PM

    I have known and reenacted with Bob since the mid-1990s. Spent many a trip with him, whether it was Civil War or Longhunter. Always enjoyed our time together. He will be missed. The family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Cliff Hicks NLRPD (Ret) Posted July 6, 2016 7:36 PM

    Sorry for your lost. Bob always had a good attitude and was fun to ride with during my probation at NLRPD. He kept me busy and was dedicated to the profession.

  • A.D. Edgerson Jr. Posted July 7, 2016 8:19 AM

    I know Mr. Bob from his work as a CSO at the District Courthouse in Little Rock. He always had a wave, hello, or conversation every time I saw him. He will be missed. My condolences to the family.

  • John & Judy Honey Honey Posted July 7, 2016 9:37 AM

    Rest in Peace “Officer Bob”.
    Sorry for your loss Loni and family.
    John & Judy

  • Kathy O’Kelley Posted July 7, 2016 4:30 PM

    Bob was one of the nicest guys – always supportive and committed to his job as a police officer. He will be missed, My condolences to the family.

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