Bob Gene Donohew

Bob Gene Donohew, 83, of Springdale, died Saturday, February 16, 2019 at Circle of Life Hospice.  He was born February 8, 1936 in Sulphur Springs to John and Martha (Owens) Donohew.  Bob was a hard worker and a talented woodcrafter.  He enjoyed collecting and restoring antiques, watching old TV shows and westerns and music.  He especially loved time with his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Louise (Wilson) Donohew in 2013; a daughter, Kathy Smith; twins, Karen and Aaron Donohew; a sister, Imogene; and two brothers, Billy and Jimmy.

He is survived by four children, Tricia Perry and husband Steven of Springdale, Ardith Johnson and husband Donnie of Lowell, Robby Donohew and wife Debbie of Lincoln, Darrel Donohew and wife Darla of Springdale; four brothers, Sam Donohew, Junior Donohew, Lee Donohew, Laymon Donohew; two sisters, Mary Holland and Linda Mercer; 16 grandchildren, Niklas Perry, Sabrina Vargas, Chrystal Johnson, Melissa Meyer, Amanda Gomez, Amy Patino, Sherry Donohew, Josh Donohew, D.J. Donohew, Chad Donohew, Billy Donohew, Nicole Trammell, Ashley Bohannan, Amber Marion, Hunter Jones, Fischer Jones; and 20 great-grandchildren.

A service was held Thursday, February 21, at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel with interment will be at Thornsberry Cemetery.

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Tricia Perry
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Tricia Perry

Wonderful father ,grandfather, and wonderful husband to my wonderful mom of 56 years. ❤

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Becky bruner

I am very grateful for Bob and Shirley. When we were all kids ( many years ago ) they would come visit usually the whole day which gave all of us a good fun day together. By us I mean Kathy, Tricia, Ardith,Robby, Darrell, Wayne, Bobby, Linda, Jimmy, Laymon and myself. We would play games, run out in the fields beside our house, ride bikes on the old dirt road, pick berries or cherries from trees by the road. Linda would head up our old wagon train ride. I could go on and on. I do hope you all have… Read more »

Tricia Perry
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Tricia Perry

My greatest memory of my father is how he always spoke of our god our creator and how all the fruits and vegetables, was all gods food ,and all his creations trees ,animals, water was all of his doing.He wanted us to know the power of our god. I am grateful for all of that . I am also grateful he took the time and visited family with us ,we loved going to my grandparents house and other relatives, we have so many good memories of spending time with family. He was a good teacher of life.He taught you what… Read more »

Sabrina vargas
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Sabrina vargas

I love my grandpa Bob and will miss him. every time I see the Andy Griffith show on t.v the first thing I think about is him, water melon , and the warmth of a wood burning stove. Mmy grandpa loved his grandchildren he would always talk to me in way I could understand when I was little about life lessons things about our Lord. I know my grandpa loved the Lord and he is reunited with my grandma shirley. When I start to cry and be sad bc both my grandparents are gone in heaven now I just replay… Read more »

Chrystal
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Chrystal

Grandpa Bob was an amazing man who will be missed very much but I know he is in Heaven smiling down with grandma and Aunt Kathy looking over us. I miss our walks on that old dirt road, picking honey sickles, washing our face with warm water straight from wood stove. I remember one Easter he told us kids not to peek while the Easter bunny hid the eggs or else the witch will get us well, I peeked and sure enough a witch popped her head to the window. It scared me so bad… I remember running and all… Read more »

Niklas Perry
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Niklas Perry

As his oldest grandson, i always cherish his stories about picking cotton, grapes and berries. The stuff he built. The real world wisdom he shared with all of us. I remember his story about when somebody in the family got a radio and how they’d all meet up to listen as a family. Grandpa is now living in high cotton, gone but not forgotten.

Amanda
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Amanda

Grandpa was amazing father grandfather and husband to grandma i miss them both i remember when we went to see them and grandma say the girls is here and made us biscuits and gravy and grandpa was so sweet we had Easter hunt and alot of cool things at there house love n will miss them both

Amy patino
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Amy patino

Grandpa was one of the nicest man around and had a big heart for everyone im gonna miss grandpa love him very much

Karen LeRoy
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Karen LeRoy

Bob was such a loving and caring soul. I have a lot of fond memories of him and his wife Shirley. On one of my many days at their home, he told one of the boys, I believe the oldest Robert “Robbie” son I can’t give you everything you’ll ever want in life, what I can give you, is all of my time that you ever want. It was a very touching thing to hear. He was a devoted dad, he loved his kids so very much. I was very fortunate to be treated as one of their own. Bob… Read more »