Robert "Bob" Vaughn Childers
October 12, 1949 – July 8, 2021
Robert “Bob” Vaughn Childers, 71, of Alexander passed away on Thursday, July 8, 2021 after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. Bob was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on October 12, 1949 to Robert Oscar Childers and Kathleen Blake Childers.
Bob was a Vietnam Veteran, he joined the United States Army on January 5, 1972, serving in the HHC 1st Battalion 30TH Infantry until his discharge. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and the medal for Expert (Rifle M-16 and M-14). He went on to work for the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers as an Inspector for the U. S. Geological Survey until his retirement.
Bob had many interests and hobbies; he loved doing wood work, cooking, deer hunting with friends and bird watching. Most of all he loved his family and was always finding ways to help others. His love for his family and friends with be cherished by all of his family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Kathleen Childers and son, Christopher Morris. He is survived by his wife of over 20 years, Sharon Childers of Alexander; his son, Rob Childers of Lockport, LA; daughter, Suzie Childers of Alexander, Andi Holeman of Jacksonville and Kevin Morris of Connecticut; brothers, Michael Childers of N. Little Rock and Gary Childers of Maumelle; six grandchildren and six great grandchildren along with his niece and four nephews.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 pm on Wednesday, July 14th at Griffin Leggett Rest Hills Funeral Home, 7724 Landers Rd., NLR. A Graveside Funeral Service with Military Honors will be held at 10:00 am, Thursday, July 15th at the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery at 1501 W. Maryland Ave., Sherwood, AR. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Arkansas Chapter, P. O. Box 16328, Little Rock, AR 72231.
- Robert Oscar Childers, Father (deceased)
- Kathleen Blake Childers, Mother (deceased)
- Christopher Morris, Son (deceased)
- Sharon Childers, Loving Wife
- Rob Childers, Son
- Suzie Childers, Daughter
- Andi Holeman, Daughter
- Kevin Morris, Son
- Michael Childers, Brother
- Gary Childers, Brother
- Bob is also survived by six grandchildren, six great grandchildren, a niece and four nephews
- Rob Childers, Pallbearer
- Kenny Childers, Pallbearer
- Rick Childers, Pallbearer
- Paul Childers, Pallbearer
- Gavin Childers, Pallbearer
- Kenneth Holeman, Pallbearer
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Thursday, July 15, 2021
Robert "Bob" Vaughn Childers
July 14, 2021
I have so many childhood memories of Vaughn and have heard so many stories attributed to Vaughn, Bill Terry, John Terry and John Douglas Sr ( my dad). Most of these stories have a very important point of what to do or what not to do, mostly the latter. My thoughts and prayers are with Sharon, Rob and family during this time of loss.
July 14, 2021
I’ve known Vaughn, basically, my whole life. We went to the same schools; lived in the same neighborhood; played together some, along with my brother and others; got into some mischief together; hunted together, with my brother and others; even worked for the same Federal Agency for a while. We didn’t always agree about everything but, we never had a bad disagreement. No matter what, Vaughn was always a good friend, you could count on that, I could count on that. Even though we haven’t seen each other regularly over the last few years, just knowing that he’s gone, I’ll miss him.
John & Gwen Douglas
July 12, 2021
Sharon & family, no words can describe the sadness we feel. Vaughn has been a part of our lives since we were young teens. Through good times and bad he was there. We will miss him terribly, he will always be with us. He is no longer in pain and is walking with the Lord. Prayers to you and your family.
July 11, 2021
My one and only True Friend for 65 years, stood by me thru good and bad and in between, I will miss him for the rest of my life. We helped each other through many many things but I could not save him from this. Vaughn was my Best Friend, a large part of me went with him I am truly grateful to have been and have had him as my FRIEND. I am sure he will save a place for me.