Obituary of Robert Moore DeFir
Robert Moore DeFir, Jr., age 93, of Selma died Saturday, June 22, 2019 at Drew Memorial Hospital of Monticello, AR. Robert was born April 5, 1926 in Desha County, AR. He is the son of the late Robert M and Hetti E (Sykes) DeFir Sr. He was married to Venita Marilyn King for 48 years. He served in the Navy during World War II. He was a Mechanic by trade.
Preceded in death by his parents, daughters, Sharon Milholland, and Regina DeFir, brothers, Walter Henry DeFir and Kilbourne DeFir, sister, Norma Burton and three grandchildren, Austin Andrews, Michelle Peacock, and Keith Milholland.
He is survived by his wife, Venita Marilyn (King) DeFir, Son, Robert M. DeFir III and wife Leighanne of Selma, five daughters, Laura A Andrews of Monticello, Mitzi DeFir of Harrison, AR, Robin Boyd of TX, Eva Peacock of McGehee, and Brenda King of Selma-Collins, five sisters, Diane Maddox, Virgina Accord, Wanda Williams, Lois DeFir, and Gwen DeFir, and three brothers, David DeFir, Jim DeFir, and William DeFir, as well as a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends.
Visitation will be Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Bishop-King Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at Bishop-King Funeral Home, 1831 Hwy 65 & 82, Lake Village, AR with Phillip Payne officiating. Burial will follow in Selma Cemetery. Arrangements are by Bishop-King Funeral Home of Lake Village, Arkansas.