of Marshall, AR
April 7, 1940 - September 7, 2023
Robert A. Overstreet, age 83, of Marshall passed from this life on Thursday, September 7th, 2023 at the White River Medical Center with family by his side. Robert was born in Marshall on April 7th, 1940 the son of Robert and Velma Overstreet. He grew up on the family farm on Nubbin Hill with five brothers and one sister. He often talked about the good old days, hitching up mule-powered mowing machines, using oil lamps for light and milking cows.Robert went on several adventures after graduating from Leslie High School in '59, from working at a relative's sawmill in the mountains of New Mexico, to working on an apple orchard in Washington State. In 1962, Robert decided to enlist in the Navy and spent the next three years in the Navy Mobile Construction Battalion. He transferred from his original base in Fallon, Nevada to the Asia Pacific in 1963, where the battalion constructed aircraft runways for the LORAN navigation system on isolated Pacific atolls.After leaving the Navy in 1965, Robert came back to Arkansas and in Marshall one day, he met the love of his life, a young lady named Shirley Horton. Robert and Shirley married on a cold bright morning, New Years Eve 1968 at the house of a local preacher in Zack. In 1970, they had a daughter, Tracy and a son, Brandon was born in 1975.Robert was a skilled carpenter, who built furniture, cabinets and several houses. He was a soldier and a Gulf War veteran in the National Guard. Most of all, though, Robert's legacy is in the memories that he left behind; the hundreds of fun Summer days playing with the kids on the Buffalo River, the day he took his little granddaughter by the hand to find the first ripe strawberry of the season, or just a typical evening, sitting on the deck next to Shirley, holding her close and watching the sun set.Robert is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Velma Overstreet; brothers, Walter, Willie and David and daughter, Tracy Campbell.Survivors include his wife, Shirley; his son, Brandon; his granddaughter, Hailey; his sister, Gladys and his brothers, Troy and Thomas.The family invites friends and family to join them in celebrating the life of Robert. Graveside services for Robert will be 10:00 AM Thursday, September 14th, 2023 at Nubbin Hill Cemetery near Leslie, Arkansas.
All our love and prayers. So very sorry for your loss.
I'm very sorry to hear this.
Robert truly was the best. I will never forget the many memories growing up. Dad, Tracy, and him are now together againâ¤ï¸ Much love and prayers Brandon, Shirley, and Hailey.
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family!
Shirley, Brandon and Hailey So sad about Robert's passing. We love you and God bless
Shirley, so sorry for your loss.
Shirley and Brandon Iâ€™m so sorry for your loss..Prayers for comfort and strength during this most difficult time
Shirley, Brandon and family. You are in our prayers during this time of sadness. I have many fond memories of Robert. I served with him in the 224th Maintenance Company, and during our deployment during Desert Storm. Robert was a fine solder, loyal comrade, but most of all, a good friend. Rest in peace buddy. .
Robert was so friendly and kind. He went with me to buy my first car and taught me to drive it! He had to drive the car off the lot! I have so many good memories of Robert when we were growing up.My thoughts are with Shirley, Brandon & Hailey.He will be missed and may his memory be a blessing.
Good neighbors my entire life. So sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May the Lord comfort you.
So sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers for you all.
So sorry for your loss. Love you guys.
Don't think I ever had the pleasure sir. I sure wish I had. You sound like a heck of a guy. You loved & were loved. Thank you for your service. Holly
So sorry to hear of ur loss ! Prayers for the family !!!