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Bobby Ross Blount

August 5, 1938 June 13, 2020
Bobby Ross Blount
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Bobby Ross Blount, 81, died June 13. He was born in Little Rock on August 5, 1938, and graduated in 1956 from Central High School. Bob served in the US Army for 23 years before retiring as a Major in 1979. He was awarded the Legion of Merit, two Department of the Army Commendations and other service recognitions. Bob graduated from Georgetown University in Washington, DC, with a B.S. in Languages (Russian and German) and spent 11 years in Germany and Turkey over the course of his military career.

In 1983 he returned to Little Rock to manage trade associations until retiring again in 2003. Bob was a member of the Association for Intelligence Officers and Life Member of the Military Officers Association. He was a past-president of the Arkansas Society of Association Executives. He sang with the River City Men’s Chorus for nearly a decade and was named a Lifetime Member in 2009.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Claudine (Brejot) Blount of the home; daughters Cydnee Snodgrass (J.B.) of Rogers and Janell Gulstad (Chris) of Fort Smith; four grandchildren: Wyatt Cochran, Matthew Cochran, Emma Gulstad and Tucker Gulstad, and a sister, Mary Anne Marquis of Austin, TX. He is predeceased by his mother, Mavis Ross; a step-father, W.A. Blount, and sister Nancy Goforth.

Private graveside service at the National Cemetery in Fayetteville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the River City Men’s Chorus, in care of Friends of RCMC, 6834 Cantrell Road #180, Little Rock, AR 72207. Arrangements by Benton County Funeral Home, 306 N. 4th Street, Rogers, AR www.bentoncountyfuneralhome.com

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National Cemetery Final Resting Place

700 Government Ave.
Fayetteville, AR 72701

700 Government Ave. Fayetteville 72701 AR
United States

Memorial Contribution

River City Men's Chorus

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