Robert "Rob" Duckworth

Monday, August 10, 2015

Robert (Rob) Duckworth was born on October 16, 1956, to Dr. Hillard and Gwen Duckworth. He attended Piggott School and the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, Ark. Rob made many friends growing up in Piggott and also at college. He was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and spent several years living and working in Plano, Tex.

Rob loved golf and was an excellent golfer, having started playing as a young boy at the Sugar Creek Country Club, in Piggott, and other courses in the area. In the process he won many tournaments and recorded several "holes in one." Along with his younger brother, Tom, they were State High School Champions in 1974.

Rob was a Christian having been baptized, and a member of First Baptist Church in Piggott.

He was a loving son, brother, uncle and friend. He leaves to mourn his passing his parents, Dr. Hillard and Gwen Duckworth of Piggott; his brother, Dr. Tom Duckworth and wife Terri of Jonesboro; his sister, Laura French and husband Gary of Piggott; his nephew, Matthew Duckworth and his wife Kristin of Little Rock; his nieces, Heather Noel and her husband Rev. Tim Noel and their children Eli, Abbe and Evan Thomas of Searcy, Hillary, Haley and Hunter French of Piggott and Tristen Pickle of Jonesboro along with his beloved dog Buddy.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 11, in the Hoggard and Sons Chapel with Bro. Rondal Richardson officiating. Visitation will be held beginning at 9 a.m., and will continue until the time of the service, at the funeral home. Burial will be in the New Hope Cemetery in Pollard.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, 480 West Main Street, or P.O. Box 365, Piggott, Ark., 72454, or the NEA Humane Society, 6111 East Highland Drive, Jonesboro, Ark., 72401. Rob loved animals, and was very much aware of the need for funds to take care of the many animals which members of the Human Society are trying to save.