P.O. Box 506, 943 Highway 425 North, Monticello, AR71655

Robert "Bobby" Earston Crain, Jr.
June 19, 1940 - September 8, 2021

Robert "Bobby" Earston Crain, Jr.

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Robert Earston ''Bobby'' Crain, Jr., age 81 of Selma, passed away Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at the Desha County Hospital in McGehee, AR. He was born June 19, 1940, in Drew County, AR to the late Robert Earston Crain and Hazel Cowan Crain.
He was a graduate of Arkansas A&M University (now UAM) with a BS Degree in Agriculture, was retired from the National Resources Soil Conservation Service (NRCS), a United States Army Veteran and attended First Assembly of God Church. He also raised chickens for Tyson for ten years. Bobby enjoyed fishing, squirrel hunting, raising his cows, gardening and going to UAM and Star City Bulldog football games. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, John Gary Crain.
Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Beverly Whitaker Crain of Selma; eight children, Penny (Phillip) Martin of Crossett, Melanie (Tony) Brotherton of Florence, Lisa (Scott) Paden of Little Rock, Dr. Jana Crain of San Francisco, CA, Tony Hood of Selma, Jason (Brandy) Crain of Benton, John Crain of Washington, DC and Julie Crain of Little Rock; nine grandchildren, Ashley, Haley, Kaitlyn, Cheyenne, Layne, Aaron, Josh, Rebecca and Ben; and ten great grandchildren.
Funeral service will be 4:30 p.m. Sunday, September 12, 2021, at First Assembly of God Church with burial to follow in Tillar Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Saturday evening at the funeral home. Online guestbook at www.stephensondearman.com.

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Saturday, September 11, 2021
from 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home
943 Highway 425 North
Monticello, AR  71655
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Sunday, September 12, 2021
at 4:30 p.m.
First Assembly of God Church
Hwy 425 N.
Monticello, AR  71655
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Tillar Cemetery
Hwy 277
Tillar, AR  71670
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  1. Mac Johnson
    Sorry for your loss.
  2. Debra Marshall
    Julie, I am so sorry about the loss of your Dad. Dads are so special. Love, hugs and prayers are being sent your way.

    Debra Marshall (Allison's Mom)
  3. Janice Gladden Wiggam
    I am so sorry to read about Bobby. May God give you peace and comfort. With love & sympathy, Janice.
  4. Pat Mitchell
    So sorry to hear of Bobby passing away. Prayers for everyone.
  5. Joyce and jerry smith
    So sorry for your loss. Praying for you, Bev and all his children.
  6. Marshall Blasengame
    So sorry for your loss, Bob was a great person and I considered him my friend , Praying for family and friends, he will be missed !
  7. Marshall Blasengame
    So sorry for your loss, Bob was a great person and I considered him my friend , Praying for family and friends, he will be missed !
  8. wayne graves
    sorry for your loss i went to school with bobby
  9. Ray and Kathy Linder
    Our sympathy is extended to Beverly and the rest of the family in their loss of Bob. I worked with Bob for 30 years as a fellow employee. Bob always got the job done on time with excellent results. He provided good service to the public he served and took time to train our younger employees. He and I shared a common interest in hunting squirrels with dogs. We hunted together and I can attest to the fact that he was an excellent shot. We will miss him. God bless the family.
  10. Jimmy and Sandra Powell
    So sorry to hear about Bob. Such a nice kind man anytime you saw him around Star City he was always so glad to see you. Our kids grew up playing sports together in Star City. Prayers for your families
  11. Carl Sivils Jr.
    Aunt Bev,

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers are lifted for you.
  12. Beth Feeser Langdon
    Melanie and Family, so sorry to hear this. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you! May God give you comfort and peace.
    Our heart goes out to you and everyone who loved Bobby. Praying for you and your family.

    Love you,

    Basil, Glenda, and Sherri
    To the family of "Bobby", Sorry for your loss. "Bobby" and I were friends thru work and with military service. Again sorry for your loss. Leon Hood, CSM, retired.
    To the family of Bobby, Sorry for your loss. Bobby and I were friends in work and military service. Again I am very sorry for your loss. Leon Hood, CSM retired.
  16. Edward Lee (Eddie) Tucker
    I am so sorry for your loss. My heart aches each day for Carolyn. The only help is a grip from the Master's hand and his loving mercy.

  17. Cecil Graham
    So sorry for y’all loss. He was a great man. Prayers for y’all!
  18. Sarah Alice Spencer
    I am so sorry for your loss, Bev. I am praying for you and the family.
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