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Robert Lynn Welch, 77

Robert Lynn Welch, age 77, of Beebe passed away on April 15, 2020.  He was born in Dermott, Arkansas to the late Marvin Terry and Jewell (McDaniel) Welch on December 16, 1942.

He was a lover of fishing, hunting, bowling and CALLING THE HOGS.  Everywhere he went he had a smile on his face and put one on the faces of everyone. He was known for his beautiful baby blues, that won over the hearts of all.  His laugh was contagious and he loved to joke and make people happy.

He was preceded in death by his son John N. Welch; his siblings Marvin Jr., Elmer Eugene, Layford D., Nina Marie and Betty Sue.

Robert leaves behind to cherish his loving memories his children Alesa Dare, Kristy Cockrum (Joe), and Brittany Rodriguez (Elvin); his grandchildren Brandy Stoll, Nicholas Pflasterer, Jeffrey Grooms, Caelen Cockrum, Evan Cockrum, Maria Acosta, Lilliana Hernandez, Veronica Hernandez, Jorge Hernandez, Jr., and Isiah Hernandez; his great-grandchildren Lexi Stoll, Brooklyn Elliott and Kacey Pflasterer; his brothers Billy Welch, Perry Welch, Jimmy Lee Welch and Larry Welch; loving care takers  and friends Jodie Creppel and Fever Mcelyea; as well as, many extended relatives and friends.

Memorials can be made to Des Arc Nursing Home, Attn:  Activities Department, Des Arc, Arkansas.

In light of the current health situation, Robert’s family asks that anyone who is feeling ill to please refrain from attending services and the family will be grateful for your thoughts and prayers; for those who do not wish to attend due to health concerns the family understands. 

Visitation will be on Saturday, April 18, 2020 from 11 until 1pm at A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas with graveside services at 2pm at Serenity Garden Cemetery, 6512 T.P. White, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076.

Link to Video

You can view the tribute video by clicking the link below:


  • Judy Bates Posted April 16, 2020 6:37 PM

    I’ll be thinking of you Alesa. May God comfort you and your family at this sorrowful time. Cherish every memory.

    • Tesha Nicholson Posted April 16, 2020 10:36 PM

      So sorry for your loss. He was a nice man.

  • Ramona and Markus Peters Posted April 16, 2020 6:46 PM

    So sorry for your lost. We will be praying for your family’s

  • Donna Hoover Posted April 16, 2020 7:05 PM

    Bob was the most loving caring soul I have ever met in my lifetime. I will always cherish my time spent with him. Love and understanding to know his soul is free now in heaven. Praying for all his family and friends..❤❤❤

  • Sue Tubbs Pambianchi Posted April 16, 2020 7:27 PM

    Alesa, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family ❤️❤️.

  • Linda Cook Posted April 16, 2020 9:11 PM

    Thinking of you. I know it’s hard. I’ve been there.Prayers and love.

  • Dona Stevens Posted April 16, 2020 10:36 PM

    Continued prayers for you all. Alesa, I love you.

  • Laura Glaze Posted April 16, 2020 10:56 PM

    Alesa, I truly am so sorry for your loss! And you did get his beautiful baby blues! Love you!

  • Jimmy & James Plataka Posted April 17, 2020 6:16 AM

    Our condolences and sympathy to the family.

  • Ronnie Garrett Posted April 17, 2020 7:42 AM

    So sorry to hear about Bob. He was a great guy and actually taught me how to make a living in our business. Regretfully we lost touch though the years but I will miss him and know the family will also.

  • Sharon Trogdon Posted April 17, 2020 8:23 AM

    Kristy, I am so sorry for your and your families lose. Praying for you all. Love

  • Liz Stoll Posted April 17, 2020 9:32 PM

    Sorry for your loss. We the Stoll family wants you to know our pray are with you and your family

  • Delbert Palmer Posted April 17, 2020 10:56 PM

    Watching the video of Robert Lynn brought back memories of his warm nature to me. I grew up directly across the street from the Welch family and Robert was older, so was like a big brother, the same as he was to Larry. I know he will be greatly missed and there is now a large absence in his family’s lives. My deepest sympathies.
    Eternal rest grant unto Robert and all who have gone before and may the Peace of the Lord be with you all.

  • Sonya Fisk Posted April 17, 2020 11:42 PM

    A very sweet man,I will miss him dearly,loved his smile,and he would give a hug everytime he seen me,will miss those hugs for sure prayers for your family

  • Sheryl Welch Ketchum Posted April 18, 2020 12:31 PM

    Kristi I’m so sorry to hear about Robert Lynn and I know that he will be greatly missed. But nothing can take away all the wonderful memories and from the pictures in the video you have so many, I loved him very much and find comfort in knowing he is at peace now and knows all our family in heaven! My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Love to you all

  • Billy Bond Posted April 18, 2020 2:52 PM

    I have fond memories of growing up 3.doors down from the Welch house hole on 500 block So.Forth St., McGehee, Ar. My condolences to the family. Billy Bond

  • Donny and Sandy Bond Posted April 18, 2020 3:34 PM

    Donny & Sandy

  • Jeff Grooms Posted April 19, 2020 2:45 PM

    Bob was a great man and will be missed. We spent many hours together on the water fishing. He gave me a Rue plant 15yrs ago that is still growing strong and every time I pass by it in the yard I think of Bob. R.I.P. my friend, Jeff Grooms

  • Unknown Posted January 4, 2021 1:56 AM

    Hey papaw, I love you man, not a day goes by that I don’t think about you, I cant stop looking at the goofy pictures we always tend to take when I visited you, or when you would fall asleep when I would scratch your head, or comb your beard, Ik my selfishness and decisions got the best of me, and I wasn’t their to say goodbye, and that’s my biggest regret, but I know you will love me no matter what, and that I will cherish forever man, I love you, even though we were not blood, you never treated me any differently, and for that thank you papaw.

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