JONESBORO — Bobby D. Darr, 86, of Jonesboro passed away Friday, July 24, 2020, at his home. Born in Brookland, Bobby was a 1954 graduate of Lake City High School and later moved to Jonesboro where he lived most of his life.
He was retired from General Electric in Jonesboro and was a member of Central Baptist Church where he was a member of the Wisdom Seekers Sunday school class.
Bobby enjoyed hunting and fishing and spending time with his family at Lake Norfork. For many years he enjoyed working in his garden. He loved God, loved his family and loved making people laugh.
Bobby was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Earl and Annie Darr; three brothers, Robert, Paul and Bill Darr; two sisters, Jane Darr Strickland and Doris Darr Croft; and two half sisters, Dean Mundchnenk and Vivian Howell.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Norma Harris Darr of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Kevin D. and Staci Darr of Jonesboro; a daughter, Cindy Crawford of Judsonia; a sister, Lucy Darr Winford of Jonesboro; four grandchildren, Candace Crawford, Travis Crawford (Sarah), Tyler Darr and Tanner Darr; and his canine companion, “Bo Jingles.”
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at Emerson Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Larry Bailey officiating. Private burial will follow in Pine Log Cemetery. Visitation will precede the funeral service from 1 until 2 p.m. in the chapel.
Active pallbearers will include Rick Carter, Gerry Darr, Rick Strickland, Brad Carner, Brian Strickland and Jonothan Crafton.
Honorary pallbearers will include Butch Roberts, John Badsky, Dr. Larry McNamara and Joe Carner.
For lasting memorials, the family asks that consideration be given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, 38105; or Central Baptist Church, 3707 Harrisburg Road, Jonesboro, 72404.
Online registry: www. emersonfuneralhome.com