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Robert A. Kirk, Sr, 65

Robert A. Kirk, Sr. 65, of Jacksonville, AR, passed away on July 9, 2018.  He was born on July 18, 1952 in Memphis, TN.

He is preceded in death by his Father, Ross M. Kirk and Mother, Vannie Pearl (Sides) Kirk.  Robert is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Deloris (McGuire) Kirk; Children, Robert A. Kirk, Jr, Keith and Merideth (Jones) Kirk, Jessica (Kirk) Wonder, six Grandchildren and two Great Grandchildren; siblings, Harold and Linda (Horsley) Kirk, Rev. Travis Lloyd and Alice (Barlow) Kirk, Frank and Brenda (Kirk) Neal and LeRoy and Cindy (Kirk) Clutter.

From a very young age, God put the desire to sing and create music in Roberts heart.  In his teenage years, he answered the call on his life both to preach and sing.  He met his future bride at the ALJC campground in Hartford City, IN and married her on June 5, 1971.  From that time, they were an inseparable team fulfilling the call of God on their lives.  In 1983, the family loaded all their belongings and moved to Florida to pastor the Bethel Apostolic Assembly in Lake Wales.  While at the church, God blessed and moved in many powerful ways. Eventually, Gods call would lead Robert and his family back to the great state of Ohio where he became the pastor of Life and Praise Tabernacle.  Again, God’s hand and favor was with his efforts.  In his later years of ministry, Robert would become a full-time evangelist doing what he loved most…Preaching and SINGING!

He was passionate about His God, family and music and had the unique ability to intermingle all three.  He was a Minister of the Gospel, musician and recording artist making an impact on the lives of those he ministered to and worked with.  This sentiment is shared by many, but in the words of his nephew and niece, “He breathed the love of music into our DNA.”  His influence will forever be missed but never forgotten!

Visitation will be held on Friday, July 13, 2018 from 10:00 A.M. until 12:00 P.M. with funeral services to follow at 12:00 P.M. at New Life Church, 107 Commercial Street, Cabot, Arkansas. Burial will be held at Serenity Garden Cemetery, 6512 T.P. White Drive, Jacksonville, Arkansas

Services are under the direction of  A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400



  • Cindy Clutter Posted July 10, 2018 6:08 PM

    Robert was my brother.him and I were not real far in age .we have always lived around each other for the most part of our life.i moved to Tn. And he to Arkansas just a few months apart leaving Ohio .i am going to miss and grieve the loss. However I know you now are having a grand reunion with all our loved ones that have gone on before hug my baby Lauren. Tell Dad,mom,James,Tim,Mike and Junior love them see you at the Eastern gate💔love you Robert.

    • Cindie Posted July 24, 2018 7:51 PM

      This is so beautiful ✨🕊

  • Pat Gerhardt ( Dummitt) Posted July 10, 2018 6:28 PM

    Bobby was a Childhood Friend of My Family and Myself, We went to the same Church, His Family Members were like a Second Family to Me. My Prayers are with Delores and Children, Harold,Lloyd, Brenda, and Cindy. God surley recieved a Great Solider to His Army. My thoughts and Prayers are with all the Family Members.

  • Chris & Tammy Looney Posted July 10, 2018 6:31 PM

    Godspeed Bro Robert..

  • Karen Pruss Posted July 10, 2018 7:30 PM

    Bro Kirk was a great man with a gift of song. He is with Jesus now, once again whiole and singing for Him! One day we will hear him sing again! Praying for the family at this time.

  • Anthony Posted July 10, 2018 8:57 PM

    Love you Uncle Bob, thank you for my Heritage, praying for you Aunt Dolores Rob, Keith, Jessica and your family.

  • Barbara Atkins Posted July 10, 2018 9:37 PM

    My prayers and condolences are with the family. May God comfort each of you in the days, weeks, and months ahead.

  • Shirley Kirk Pickle Posted July 10, 2018 11:33 PM

    Robert was a special guy! I didn’t get to see him often, but his cheerful personality and love of God were always evident. Our loss is heaven’s gain.

  • LaFloyd and Diva “Mike” Summers Posted July 11, 2018 12:51 AM

    Deloris and Family, we were so sad to hear that our dear Brother moved to his Heavenly Home, but we know God received him with open arms. Our prayers are with you. Stay strong and look up. Take consolation in knowing, we loved him but God loved him best.

  • Scott Blaylock Posted July 12, 2018 3:22 AM

    Prayers of peace and comfort to Delores and the family. Bro. Bob was a wonderful man, always full of energy and a song. So glad he has reached his heavenly reward.

  • Tom Salpietro Posted July 13, 2018 6:08 PM

    Deloris and family,
    Your FAC family of Toledo is holding you up in prayer. We commend you for the loving care of Robert through the years . Deloris, your reward will be great, and you can rest assured that Robert is Sheltered In The Arms of God!

    We love you,

    The Salpietro’s

  • Michele (Blaylock) Bennett Posted July 14, 2018 11:24 AM

    Robert was always quick with a smile and nice word. He was a good and Godly man. I pray that God would comfort his family during this time of loss.

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