Bobby Andrew Mashburn

Born: Thu., Feb. 16, 1939
Died: Thu., Jul. 27, 2017


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sat., Jul. 29, 2017
Location: Park Ave Baptist Church

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sun., Jul. 30, 2017
Location: Park Ave Baptist Church

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Bobby Andrew Mashburn, born February 16, 1939, went to be with his maker early Thursday morning, July 27, 2017, after a difficult battle with cancer. Through his recent suffering and all during his life, Bobby remained close to God, and a faithful follower and fine example to others of what a Christian should be.

Bobby was preceded in death by his mother Mary Ella DeVinney Mashburn and father James Clee Mashburn.  He is survived by his wife Bonnie Bernice, two sons, Michael Andrew of Stuttgart and Ricky Lynn of Jonesboro, Bobby acquired two daughters, Earlene Tyler (Larry) of Traskdale and Jeraldene Hawkins (Jimmy) of Mt Vernon when he married Bonnie Bernice. Also surviving are his siblings, Lynn Lockie of Greenbriar, Betty Pruett of Lonoke and James (Margaret) Mashburn of Ward.

The Mashburn family were taught to be hard workers. Bobby was born in Galveston, Texas, but grew up in a loving family of siblings around Culler, Carlisle and Lonoke, growing cotton. Life was good but hard on him. He lost his dad when he was just a little boy of seven. No doubt those childhood experiences were influential in Bobby’s strong work ethics. Bobby was known to exceed the limit fishing on Peckerwood lake with his son Ricky.

In 1960 Bobby started working in Stuttgart at Acme Electric. Eventually he became a partner, then full owner. The free work favors for friends and charity to those in need are far too numerous to count.

Bobby was a proud member of the National Guard from 1957-1963. He was security for the Little Rock Nine and J.F. Kennedy’s dedication of Greers Ferry Dam.

Bobby was highly active on the school board and he fondly recalled his involvement when Stuttgart School System was developing the best VoTech programs in the state. The Civitan Club profited by his active membership. He was dedicated in his service to the Boy Scouts and more than dear to his heart was his membership and serving as a Deacon at Park Avenue Baptist Church. He was always smiling, treating everyone he saw with a kind word. Those among us who witnessed his song leading and special singing will always remember that high tenor.

Bobby and Bernice had 28 years together enjoying their 16 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and nine great great-grandchildren. There are so many friends and loved ones who will fondly remember Bobby and he greatly loved you all. For his was a big heart, full of love and kindness with well wishes and a deep caring for the souls of one and all.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, July 29 at Park Ave Baptist Church in Stuttgart. Funeral Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday at the Church. 

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Ronnie & Kathy Simmons
   Posted Thu July 27, 2017
We are so sorry for your loss. Mr. Bobby was always so nice. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this very difficult time.

Thomas Mashburn and family
   Posted Thu July 27, 2017
Uncle Bobby will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Barbara Corley Horn
   Posted Thu July 27, 2017
Sorry to hear this. He always had a smile and a kind word. Prayers for the family.

   Posted Fri July 28, 2017

Peggy Hollanger Munnerlyn
   Posted Fri July 28, 2017
Prayers for your family now and following days.

Carol Heien
   Posted Fri July 28, 2017
So sorry to hear about Mr. Bobby. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

david scherm
   Posted Fri July 28, 2017
so sorry for your loss

Terri Maier
   Posted Fri July 28, 2017
Members of Emanuel Lutheran Church join me in expressing our heartfelt sympathy to the family at the loss of Mr. Bobby. Being neighbors with Acme for many years, his big smile and daily greetings will be sorely missed. May the Lord surround you all.

Judy (pearson) Bragg
   Posted Fri July 28, 2017
Mike & Ricky & family, I am sorry for your loss. I remember your Dad as Uncle Bobby although not my uncle. He never failed to speak & hug me when we met. Prayers are with you & the family.

randy stracener
   Posted Fri July 28, 2017
So sorry to hear about Bobby. He was a fine person whom I admired and respected. I got to know Bobby and his sons when I came to Park Avenue as Minister of Music and Youth. I got to know his family especially his two boys. I would stay at Bobby's house on Sunday after church and have dinner with the crew. He will be missed and always have a special place in my heart. Rocky you had a great dad.

Todd & Pam Wallworth
   Posted Fri July 28, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. May God Bless!

Travis and Betty Moody Bradford
   Posted Fri July 28, 2017
We always loved Bobby as a friend, family member and business associate. I can't say enough about his character, and friend ship .

Ron and Mary Crump
   Posted Fri July 28, 2017
Sorry for your loss.He was a really good MSN and friend!

   Posted Fri July 28, 2017
Dear Mashburn Family,
I am deeply sorry to hear of your loss. As part of my ministry work I try to offer a brief word of comfort to families since this may be one of the hardest things any of us will ever have to endure.

If possible, please consider what Jesus said to Martha right before he resurrected Lazarus.

John 11:25-26
“I am the resurrection and the life. He that exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life; and everyone that is living and exercises faith in me will never die at all. Do you believe this?"

I also encourage family members to take Paul's counsel to heart:

2 Corinthians 1:3-4
"Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our trials so that we may be able to comfort others in any sort of trial with the comfort that we receive from God."

I hope this note serves as a strengthening aide during this difficult time for your family.



Billy Lewis
   Posted Fri July 28, 2017
So sad to hear about Mr. Bob, He was such a Nice man......He would come down to our Church and do work....He is the Only one that would HELP!...It was like he knew all about our Church and the electrical work.......He Blessed our church with his services so many times....and for that we are eternally grateful...grateful that I got to know & Love him......
we prayed for him and his family every night, not knowing he was sick......There will never be another Mr. Bob......He was Great!....Lord strengthen the family.

Paula Prislovsky
   Posted Fri July 28, 2017
I am so very sorry to hear this news. Prayers to all of the family members.

Maretta Mrdja
   Posted Fri July 28, 2017
Mike, sorry to read about your fathers passing. Prayers for your family.

Mary Welch
   Posted Sat July 29, 2017
Our prayers of peace and comfort be with you! Bobby was a man with a smile on his face and laughter in his heart. I thank God for his life.

June Cox
   Posted Sat July 29, 2017
Extending my deepest sympathy to the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Verna Bluhm
   Posted Sat July 29, 2017
With Sympathy,
Mrs. Donover (Verna) Bluhm

Lee & Carolyn Vent
   Posted Sat July 29, 2017
We are so sorry to hear about this. He was a wonderful man. Our prayers are with all the family during this time of your extreme loss.

Amiee Terry Mills
   Posted Sun July 30, 2017
I'm So sorry for your loss.. but have faith in knowing he's in a better place .. hugs Aunt Bernice
Love you ,
Amiee Terry -Mills

   Posted Mon July 31, 2017
Mashburn family, We are so sorry for your loss, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. Your friends at CartiNlr

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