Bobby Wayne Anderson

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Memorial Service
Roller-Daniel Funeral Home Chapel
411 E. Race Ave.
Searcy, AR  72143
Saturday, July 22, 2023
2:00 PM
White County Memorial Gardens
3306 E. Park Ave.
Searcy, AR  72143
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Timothy Hill Children's Ranch
298 Middle Road
Riverhead,, NY  11901
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of Searcy, AR

February 11, 1946 - July 14, 2023

Bobby Wayne Anderson, 77, of Searcy, AR passed away on July 14, 2023. He was born on February 11, 1946 in Huntsville, AL, to Clinton Carter Anderson and Pearlie Mae Flatt Anderson.

Bob was an artist in every way possible: from sensitive soul to his extremely talented creative spirit. Intelligent and witty, he was fun-loving and loved to make people laugh. He had the biggest, most sensitive, most caring, generous heart. Bob loved taking care of the elderly, orphans and the mentally challenged. He gave of himself no matter the time or pain involved and found joy in caring for others.

Bob is survived by his wife, Gwendelin Scudder Anderson; his daughter, Rachael Anderson Jones; granddaughter, Mercedes Victoria Anderson; granddaughter, Bailey Alexandria Jones; grandson, Carter Riley Jones; his sister, Carlene Anderson Landoc; his brother, Gail Edward Anderson; several nieces and nephews and several in-laws. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Arnold (Arnie) Clinton and brother, Edward Glenn.

Bob earned his B.A. from Harding University. He proudly served as an Army Medic during the Vietnam war and fiercely loved his country.

During his career, Bob worked as a nurse while pursuing his degree and became a Nursing Home Administrator. He dedicated his life to caring for others, loving each of them as if they were his own family.

Baptized at a young age, he loved his Lord and worshipped at the College Church of Christ in Searcy, AR.

Bob was extremely talented in many areas. He enjoyed singing and had a beautiful tenor voice. He loved music, especially playing the piano. He loved taking his grandchildren fishing, cake decorating, floral arranging, decorating for weddings or events, gardening, drawing/painting, playing cards, everything Christmas and doing anything with his grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, July 22, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. at Roller Daniel Funeral Home in Searcy, AR. A Committal Service with Military Honors will be held on Saturday, August 5, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. at White County Memorial Gardens in Searcy, AR.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Bob's beloved Timothy Hill Children's Ranch in Bob's name. Contributions can be made at or 298 Middle Road Riverhead, NY 11901.

May his kind and loving soul rest in peace.

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11 Condolence(s)
Pamela Radaford Mullins
Searcy, AR
Friday, July 21, 2023

You are in my prayers

Martha Foster
Sheridan, AR
Friday, July 21, 2023

So sorry for your loss Gwen and family. May God bless you and comfort you in this time of loss. I’m sure he was a very good man and always had other in his heart.

Tony and Cathy Duncan
Centerville, TN
Friday, July 21, 2023

We were so sorry to hear of Bob's death. We pray that God will comfort you in your time of loss and that you may feel his nearness to you in the coming days.

Jim and Cindy Lites
Maumelle, AR
Friday, July 21, 2023

Our prayers and condolences to the Anderson family. Bob was a wonderful and engaging gentleman, and he will be greatly missed.

Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Mr. Anderson,
Although I never had the honor of meeting you in person, You can rest well knowing that you have done an impeccable job with your family. You will be missed.

Diane Mayfield
Russell, AR
Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Dear Gwen and family, i am so sorry for your loss. The obituary was beautiful. Diane Mayfield

Aileene Parks
Searcy, AR
Monday, July 17, 2023

Bob was dear to me as is all of his family. He surprised me with all kinds of gifts and fish dinners that some times overwhelmed me. So I have these memories to remember him as we say goodbye (for now).

Sharon Scudder
Searcy, AR
Monday, July 17, 2023

Prayer and hugs to all..Bob was a wonderful man, brother, and friend to me...he has always showed me kindness as he has with all he met. He had a soft-spot in his heart for the elderly and worked tirelessly to help make life better for them. RIP will be missed everyday..

Janice Bell
Brownsboro, AL
Monday, July 17, 2023

Gwen and Rachel,
Bob was a good friend with our family growing up. We did so many things together out side of church and was involved with the youth group in church. We went to YOUR wedding out of New York. I remember our trip so vividly.
When you moved to Indiana/ Illinois. We did so many things together. Gwen and I became very close.
You both moved to Searcy and we ended up in Searcy. Our lives have intertwined so many times. I cherish the memories I have and feel so sad to know Bob has passed.
Know that we love your family.
We have been praying for everyone.

Renee French
brentwood, TN
Sunday, July 16, 2023

Rachael…please know how much you and your family are loved and are being lifted up in prayer!!!

Barbara montgomery krieger
Cedar lake, IN
Sunday, July 16, 2023

gwen n family. I hold this man close to my heart. So giving,caring,kind an hard working man. I have known him from 1962 till forever.61 years. My heart is broken prayers for all