Edwards Funeral Home

201 North 12Th Street, Fort Smith, AR


Robert "Bob" Ray Embry

14 August , 194118 June , 2019

Robert “Bob” Embry, 77, of Fort Smith, was promoted to Heaven, June 18, 2019 surrounded by family. Bob was born August 14, 1941, in Fort Smith, to E.J. and Edith Marksberry Embry. He was a veteran of the United States Army. Bob began his career as a Funeral Director and Embalmer after graduating from the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science in 1964. However, after 30 years as a Funeral Director and Embalmer, he began his second career as a Landman, which he retired from in 2015.

Bob is survived by his wife of 55 years, Judy Potts Embry; three children, son, Michael Embry and wife Jan, son, John Embry and wife Tanja; and daughter, Katie Bennett and husband Jeff; seven grandchildren, Lexie Bennett, Caitlin McKinney and husband Tyler, Chloe Bennett, Cara Embry, Noah Embry, Kade Embry and Nathan Embry; two great grandchildren, Zion and Ellis McKinney. Bob was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Ron and Mike Embry.

A Celebration of Life Service will be 11:30 am Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow, with United States Army Honors, at the U. S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith. Services are under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made to the Sarcoma Foundation of America.

To leave an online memory, visit www.edwardsfuneralhome.com


  • A Celebration of Bob's Life Tuesday, 25 June , 2019


Robert "Bob" Ray Embry

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Daria Padegimas

30 June 2019

My Dear Judy,
I am so very sorry to learn of Bob's passing. I have wonderful memories of our working together and the friendship that remained. Please know my heart is with you. May your many memories of your beautiful life together comfort you through this difficult time. He was a wonderful person.
Love you,

Joyce (Harris) Newton

24 June 2019

Bobby &I were 2 of several babies born in the same time frame in our neighborhood & we went to school together all 12 years. our parents remained friends for many years. May God be with you all in the trying times ahead & may you find comfort as only He can give.

Wayne Embry

24 June 2019

Judy, I am sorry to hear Bob passed. God has a plan. Have so many childhood memories from my summer visits to Fort Smith. Later years Embry family reunions. Bob and I always were competive at horseshoes. Bet if we could asked him, he would still be the king. Looking forward to joining him in heaven. Maybe we,can have a heavenly horseshoe game. Love to you and your family.