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Bobbie John Parette, age 89

Bobbie John Parette – Born March 27, 1933 to Elmer and Effie (Philips) Parette in Morrilton (Sardis), Arkansas, passed peacefully in the early morning of August 5, 2022.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his two brothers, Howard Phillips Parette and Billie Eugene Parette.

Bob served as a medic in the 187th Airborne during the Korean War. He was married to his bride, Doris Ray (Pat) Taylor on November 25, 1955.  They enjoyed over 66 years of life together.  Bob was a loving husband, dad, and grandpa who was deeply devoted to his family and friends.  One could always depend on Bob to be there if they needed help.

He is survived by his wife, 3 children and their spouses – Keith (Torrie), Kirk (Jennifer) & Kay (Mike Clevenger), 10 grandchildren and their 8 spouses and 9 great-grandchildren, his sister, Louise Parette Gooden and a host of nephews, nieces, and cousins.

Please join the family to celebrate his life on Wednesday, August 24 at 2:00 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church in Little Rock, Arkansas. The family will be present for visitation starting at 12:00 p.m. noon that same day.

In lieu of flowers please consider sending a memorial to:

Trinity United Methodist Church

1101 N. Mississippi St.

Little Rock, AR  72207

p.s. According to Bob, this obituary is way too long!

Arrangements have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service. 501-982-3400.


  • Bob Crafton Posted August 9, 2022 8:29 AM

    Bob loved helping people. He genuinely loved doing things for others. His neighbors can attest to the many times he helped them. No job was too big or too small for him to help out with. He epitomized the word “neighbor”.
    We loved him very much and will miss him greatly.
    Our love and prayers, Bonnie and Bob Crafton

  • Buddy Phillips Posted August 9, 2022 11:26 AM

    Rip dear Cousin

  • Eileen Anderson Posted August 10, 2022 12:44 AM

    Bob was the best neighbor anyone could every ask for. He and Pat welcomed me when I moved in next door in 1998 and Bob gave me all sorts of kind help over the years with the yard and house. And I wasn’t the only one—he took care of so many of the neighbors in so many ways. My sincere condolences to all of his wonderful, close family. I’ll miss him, too.

  • Doris Reed Posted August 10, 2022 10:07 AM

    We are so sorry for this great loss, Parette family. Bob and Pat were always a blast to talk to when we stopped by to visit with Kirk and Jennifer. Death just stinks. Bob is irreplaceable. Much love and many hugs to all his family. Doug and Doris Reed

  • Lori Rodgers Posted August 21, 2022 8:36 AM

    The Rodgers family loves you and will keep lifting up prayers for you all. What a wonderful family.

  • Susan Jones Boe, Mark,Stephen and David Posted August 22, 2022 11:21 AM

    We are all so sorry to hear that your Daddy has passed into spirit. We are holding you tight in our hearts as you navigate life without him. May memories be a comforting blessing of grace.

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