Robert H Weare

June 5, 1926November 9, 2011

Robert Henry Weare was born June 5, 1926 in Carlisle, AR and passed to life November 9, 2011 at his home in Fort Smith, AR. His love Bettye June (Davis) Weare, his parents Henry and Hattie Weare, a son James Donovan Weare, his brothers Edgar, Arthur, and Roy Weare, his sisters Elizabeth Argo and Sarah Knapp, preceded him in death.

He is survived by siblings Virgil Weare and Ruth Pruitt, children Rachel Lee King (Ron), Joe Emerson Weare, Robert Allen Weare (Amber), William Morris Weare (Sharon), Jon Karl Weare, and Michael Shane Weare, 15 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

Robert attended the first five years of school at Idlewild, a one-room school near De Valls Bluff, AR and graduated from De Valls Bluff High School in May 1944. After graduation, he served in the Pacific with the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Enterprise and was discharged July 17, 1946. After his service, he graduated from the U. of A. with a degree in Agriculture. Our father spent some years teaching in Arkansas public schools, and a lifetime teaching his children, and anyone willing to listen, facts about plants and nutrition. He worked many jobs and mowed lawns right up to his death, but his lifelong passion was spreading the Good News of Jesus and His salvation for humanity. Dad always had his eyes on some distant achievement as he sought the elusive feeling of doing something great for God. All the while, he lived a life of humble service, free from prejudice, preaching his most important sermons through his dedication to God and compassion for others. He found a loving family at the Central Christian church who cared for him as freely as he cared for others and for that grace, we are thankful to God. Dad’s legacy lives in the people he served; I was hungry and you gave me something to eat; I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited me in… Well done Dad, well done.

There will be a memorial service at 10 AM November 19, at the Central Christian Community church, 400 N. Waldron Road, Fort Smith, AR. Donations in Dad’s memory can be made to the Central church missions’ fund. Cremation and services are under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home.

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  • Memorial Service Saturday, November 19, 2011

Robert H Weare

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Andre Houser

November 26, 2011

Well Done, Uncle Robert, Rest In Peace now in the arms of our Lord...

Nancy Cisneros

November 25, 2011

So sorry for your loss! May God comfort you as only He can and wrap you in His arms! God bless!

Nancy Acridge Cisneros

Ed & LaVonne Westbrook

November 21, 2011

We will remember Robert as a humble and generious man, who touched the hearts and lives of many people by his example of "walking the walk". Our prayers to the family.

Caroline Whitby

November 19, 2011

Please accept my deepest sympathy in the loss of your dad. He was a special person I will always remember. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Mr & Mrs Irvin

November 17, 2011

Wonderful Man Robert H.Weare.

November 17, 2011

To the family of Robert Weare.We are so sorry for the loss of Robert.I have known Mr.Weare.sence I was I was about 7 years old.He was a wonderful person and a great friend.He had a great smile.I have never seen Robert that he didnt have the biggest smile on his face.He is going to be deeply missed and he is loved by all who knows him.