Bobby Wheat, 78 of Rector, passed away April 25, 2013, at Rector Nursing and Rehab. He was born October 29, 1934, to the late Oscar and Audrie (Eagle) Wheat in Knob. He was a farmer and member of the Smiths Chapel General Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a daughter, Christine Wheat; a brother, Doyle Wheat and two sisters, Murel McDaniel and Christine Wheat.
He is survived by his wife, Ethel (Parks) Wheat; two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Ernest Rinks of Rector and Shirley and Billy Rudder of Fordyce, Ark.; two grandchildren and their spouses, Dana and Paul Wilson of Wynne and Anthony and Tamarie Wheat of Maryland; four great-grandchildren, Davis and Drew Wilson and Praise and Addyson Wheat, and a brother, Jearl and Margie Wheat of South Carolina.
Funeral services were held Monday, April 29 at the First General Baptist Church. Visitation was held Sunday, April 28 at the church. Interment was at Woodland Heights Cemetery.
Those who wish may sign the condolence book at www.irbyfuneralhome.com