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Fentress Mortuary

1805 North A Street, Fort Smith, AR

OBITUARY

Robert "Bob" Schwartz

January 8, 1934August 10, 2019
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Robert “Bob” Schwartz, 85 of Fort Smith passed away Saturday, August 10, 2019. He was born January 8, 1934 in Scranton, AR to the late Herman and Theresa Schwartz. Bob was a 1953 graduate of Subiaco Academy. He was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church where he was involved in multiple activities as well as at St. Boniface. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran, a 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus and was a member of the Sebastian County Quorum Court for 24 years. Bob was an entrepreneur owning businesses in Ft. Smith – Bob’s Sunnymede Drive-In and Bob Schwartz Native Stone Company. Most importantly, Bob was a beloved Husband, Dad, and Papaw. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister Leona Schwartz.

Rosary will be said at 6:00 PM Friday, August 16, 2019 at Christ the King Catholic Church. The Funeral Mass will be 10:30 AM Saturday, August 17, 2019 also at Christ the King Catholic Church with burial to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Fentress Mortuary.

Bob is survived by his wife Martha, two daughters; Diana Chavis and husband Barry of West Columbia, SC and Linda Casey and husband Mark of Lexington, SC, four sons: Kenneth Schwartz and wife Patricia of Albuquerque, NM, James Schwartz and wife Dussie of Van Buren, Stephen Schwartz and wife Bekah of Ft. Smith, and Jeffrey Schwartz and wife Cheryl of Greenwood, one sister, Betty Kreutzer and husband Walt of Pleasanton, CA, three brothers; Eugene Schwartz of Neosho, MO, Bill Schwartz and wife Linda of New Blaine, and Mike Schwartz of Washington, DC, his 18 Grandchildren, 11 Great Grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Kramer, Isaac, Marshall, Paul, Justin, and Austin Schwartz, Aaron Spence, and Christian and Tanner Stewart. Honorary Pallbearers will be Judge Hudson and members of the Sebastian County Quorum Court.

Memorials may be sent to Christ the King Catholic Church 1920 S. Greenwood Ave. Ft. Smith, AR 72901

To send online condolences and memories please visit www.fentressmortuary.com

Services

  • Rosary Friday, August 16, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, August 17, 2019

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Doug Melton

August 17, 2019

I was saddened to learn of Bob's passing. We served together on the Sebastian County Quorum Court and I have fond memories of working with him. May the Lord comfort his family as they start this new phase of life.

Doug Melton

Donna Collie

August 14, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss! I always really liked your Dad! He was always so sweet and nice to me when I was at the drive in or at your house! He will be missed! Love you all! 💔💔💔
Donna Dennis Collie

Louis Wofford

August 13, 2019

I have fond memories of Bob as my first "boss." During my high school years, 1970-72, I worked at his Sunnymede Drive-In. Bob was always clear about what he expected. He never asked his young employees to do anything he would not do himself. He always treated us with respect and acted with integrity.
Though I have only seen Bob occasionally over the intervening years, I always felt a familial bond. He was a good man.
Prayers for peace for Martha and all the family.
Bob will be missed.

LaDonna Maxey-Jones

August 13, 2019

I’m so sorry for your loss. As a child we ate at Bob’s Sunnymede Drive In all of the time. 5 burgers for $1. Super great place and people. Prayers for the family.

Bill Seamster

August 13, 2019

I grew up in Sunnymede. Through the years I dined on many burgers and fries at Bob's Sunnymede Drive In. Bob was always there to offer up a great meal and a kind word. I will cherish the great memories made there. You will be missed. RIP Mr. Bob.

Tim Chilcott

August 13, 2019

My condolences go out to Bob's family, he was a good hearted man who loved to help others. When I'd see him out and about he'd always smile and give me a firm handshake, remembering who I was and where I grew up. Bob will be missed!

BILL ENGLES

August 13, 2019

SO VERY SORRY ABOUT BOB. I'LL MISS HIM AT MEETINGS... GOOOOOOD GUY...

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