Bobby Rowland Bevill

Dec 30th, 2014 | By | Category: Obituaries

Sunset came for Bobby Rowland Bevill on Sunday, December 28, 2014, when he gained his wings to enter Heaven.  Bobby was born on Wednesday, July 9, 1947, in Beebe, Arkansas to Linnie Bell and Mabel Etta Rogers Bevill.

He was a Vietnam Veteran and proudly served in the United States Army, where he received three Commendations medals and a Purple Heart. Bobby worked as an apprentice mechanic for a few years before he and Marlene moved to Gillham.  He retired from Weyerhaeuser Company after working there for over thirty years.  He worked for Walmart for five years.  After retiring, he became an avid gardener.  Bobby was a charter member of the Sevier County Farmer’s Market and loved sharing the bounty from his garden with friends and family.  He loved visiting with people and was so proud of being able to provide fresh vegetables for others to enjoy.  Bobby was a member of Punkin Center Hunting Club and enjoyed hunting and camping with his deer hunting buddies.  Bobby knew God and was a Baptist.

Having fought cancer for over two years, it can honestly be said Bobby ran the race with pride and has now finished his course.  God said “Welcome home my good and faithful servant.”

Preceding him in death were his parents, three brothers, Roger Dale, William Charles, and Carl Thomas; two sisters – Linnie Mae and Patsy Ruth, his father and mother in loves – Jerrell Tyrone and Ophelia Bernadene Carmical Winn; and a brother in love – Jerrell Stanley Winn.

Bobby leaves behind to cherish his memory and honor him the love of his life for almost fifty years – Shirley Marlene Winn Bevill; three children who were his pride and joy – his sons Matthew Anthony Bevill and wife, Emily of Mena, Arkansas; Todd Jeremy Bevill and wife, Tiffany of North Little Rock, Arkansas, his daughter Bobbi Shirlene Bevill Aldridge and husband, Anthony of Pearcy, Arkansas, and his chosen grandson, Zac Bevill of North Little Rock; his sister, Mary Smith and husband Don of Carlisle, Arkansas, his brother, Ben Bevill and wife, Eddie of Cabot, Arkansas, his brother in love, Ronnie Winn of Conway; several nephews and nieces, along with a number of friends.

Sunset services were 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at Chandler Funeral Home Chapel, De Queen, Arkansas.  Burial with military rites will be held at Valley Cemetery near Gillham, Arkansas with Reverends Jerry Hill, Bob McManus, and Steven Chenoweth presiding. Visitation was held at Chandler Funeral Home on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to everyone who has been there for us, prayed for us, and just loved us during this difficult time. Sadie and Sunnie from Ouachita Hospice were excellent care givers for which we are extremely thankful.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Almond Church in Gillham, Arkansas through First State Bank, De Queen, Arkansas.    You may send an online sympathy message at