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Robert O Saunders
September 19, 1933 - August 10, 2020

Mr. Robert O. Saunders, Jr. of Jonesboro departed this life on Monday, August 10, 2020 at Arkansas Continued Care Hospital in Jonesboro, AR at the age of 86 years, 10 months and 22 days.  He was born Tuesday, September 19, 1933 in McCormick, AR and lived in Jonesboro and was formerly of Trumann and Lepanto area.  He was a retired manger with Barton’s and of the Baptist faith.  He was preceded in death by his wife,  Juanita Saunders; three brothers, Raymond Saunders, Michael Saunders and Earnest Saunders; and his parents, Robert O. and Helen Smith Saunders, Sr.       He is survived by one son, Hal Saunders of Jonesboro, AR; one daughter, Nita Baker of Marion, AR two sisters, Jeanine Saunders of Jonesboro, AR and Marolyn Speer of Stuttgart, AR; 4 grandchildren, Tyler Baker, Matthew Baker, Kelsey Baker and Deidre Godfrey; 1 great-grandchild, Rowen Godfrey.       Visitation will be Thursday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home in Trumann.  Graveside service will be Friday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. at Jonesboro Memorial Park with Rev. Eric Brown officiating. Burial will follow at Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery in Jonesboro.  In compliance with COVID-19 restrictions, social distancing will be required along with face masks.         Honorary pallbearers will be Bill McKisson, Jeff Jones, Rusty Jones, Gary Beard, Jim Jones, Charles Saunders, Eric Saunders, Sean Saunders, Michael Jones, Greg Jones and Mark Beard.      Lasting memorials can be sent to St. Bernards Senior Life Center Meals on Wheels, 700 E. Washington, Jonesboro, AR  72401 and American Diabetes Association Donate online: diabetes.org.         Online guest book can be signed at www. thompsonfuneralhome.net      

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August 13, 2020
05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Thompson Funeral Home Chapel
220 Viva Drive
Trumann, AR 72472

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August 14, 2020
01:00 PM

Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery
3910 Harrisburg Road
Jonesboro, AR 72404

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  1. Brenda Parks, Trumann says

    Marolyn and Jeanine sorry to hear about your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers today. I think often of the good times we had together at McCormick and hope to spend more time with you at school reunions.

  2. James D. Parrish, Henderson says

    My prayers to all the family, Donnie Parrish Las Vegas

  3. Phillip E McLarty, Cherokee Village says

    My love to all. Phil

  4. Ricky Gibbs, Bentonville Ar. says

    My thoughts are with y’all!!

  5. Rodney Stovall, The Colony, TX says

    My sincere condolences Hal, Nita, family and loved ones. I send love, hugs, thoughts and prayers for your family. Rodney

  6. Ginger Nemenz, Crawfordsville says

    Tyler, We are so sorry for your loss and are keeping you and your family in our prayers. We love you ! Buddy & Ginger

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