Robert Neal Waddill

Robert Neal Waddill, 69, of Springdale, died Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at Circle of Life Hospice. He was born November 13, 1948 in Newport, Arkansas, to Norman Franklin and Vada Viola Masters Waddill.  He married Gail Pryor Waddill on October 23, 1976 in North Little Rock.

Robert served in the Navy and was an avid golfer.  He was a faithful Christian and attended Robinson Avenue Church of Christ where he was active in the Grandpa’s Class. Robert was devoted to his family and his joy was his grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children, Brian Waddill and wife Marsha of Maumelle, Karey Simmons and husband Adam of Springdale, Kelly Bishop and husband Adam of Bixby, Oklahoma; two brothers, Carl Waddill and Ronnie Waddill both of Prairie Grove; two sisters, Joan Helms of Little Rock, Catherine Harris of Newport; and seven grandchildren, Emily Waddill, Carson, Brooklyn and Brilyn Simmons, and John David, Judson and Owen Bishop.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Norman “Buddy” Waddill.

A funeral service was held Friday, September 21, at Robinson Avenue Church of Christ with interment at Fayetteville National Cemetery.

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Francille Buchanan
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Francille Buchanan

I loved your family and will always remember Robert. My prayers are with your family.

Elise Sawyer Rice
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Elise Sawyer Rice

So sorry for this tremendous loss. The entire Waddill family are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you all.

Donna Harrison
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Donna Harrison

We are so sorry! Robert was a wonderful Godly man!

Tammy Nash Jackson Roberson
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Tammy Nash Jackson Roberson

So sad to hear of the passing of Mr. Wadill. Lots of great memories come to mind through his children, School, and being my postmaster! Love to each of you. Always a positive person.

Linda Childers
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Linda Childers

Gail and Family,
Just wanted to let you know that we were sorry to hear about Mr. Waddill.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Eddie & Linda Childers

Mike Hughes
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Mike Hughes

I am so sad to hear of Robert’s passing. I remember him from years ago, a good man.

Oscar & Marisue Jones
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Oscar & Marisue Jones

So sorry to hear this. Quite a shock to us. You have our condolences and prayers.

Joyce Fletcher
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Joyce Fletcher

I am so sorry for you & your family! Prayers for all of you !

Joyce Fletcher
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Joyce Fletcher

I am so sorry for you & your family’s loss ! Prayers for all of you !

Liza (Freeman) Wright
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Liza (Freeman) Wright

Kelly, Karey, Mrs. Gail, and family,
We express our sympathy and ask for God’s blessings and comfort.
With Love,
Liza (Freeman) Wright & family

Clayton Childers
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Clayton Childers

Mrs. Waddill and Family,
Sorry to hear about your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

Joshua Reynolds
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Joshua Reynolds

So sorry for y’alls loss!! Mr. Waddill was a great guy that will truly be missed!! Praying for you guys!!

Bob & Anne Chatman
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Bob & Anne Chatman

Loved Robert for his upbeat attitude. Had a good visit at Mary Jane’s funeral & was surprised to find out that he & Mary Jane shared grandchildren. Was also surprised that he left Eldorado but grandchildren will make a person do funny things! He will be missed. Bob & Anne Chatman

Wally & Janie Steen
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Wally & Janie Steen

We are so sorry. All the Waddill family is very close to our hearts.

Mary (Maggie Goss)Pablo
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Mary (Maggie Goss)Pablo

I went to school with Robert in Newport, AR for most of my school career. He was a friend and classmate who was very well-liked and easy to get along with. And his daughter married the son of one of my best friends from high school. I got the chance to meet those cute girls several summers a go while my friend Mary Jane, their other grandmother, was still living . Robert missed our high school reunion because of illness, but last fall he came to have dinner with Racel Shankles and I in Springdale, to say hello and reconnect.… Read more »

Bobby F Osborne
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Bobby F Osborne

So sorry to hear of Robert’s passing My wife and I were classmates with him in Newport. We have the Waddill family in out thoughts and prayers.

Eddie Massey
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Eddie Massey

Always remember Mr Robert as a good man and a great neighbor, enjoyed my time with him and his brother Ronnie on the golf course.

Eran Pickens West
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Eran Pickens West

Robert was a good friend and so much fun! Lots of good high school memories!

Cissi Wright Pilgreen
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Cissi Wright Pilgreen

So sorry to hear about Roberts passing! Thoughts and prayers are with you during this time!

Jennifer Barbaree Pointer
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Jennifer Barbaree Pointer

I’m so sorry for your loss. Mr. Waddill was an awesome guy! He always had a smile. I’m praying for your family.

Jim and Mendal Bonsall
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Jim and Mendal Bonsall

We are so sorry to hear about Robert but know by the life he lived he loved the Lord. Always had a smile on his face and helpful encouraging words were spoken during his work at our little post office. Prayers are for you all. Love and miss you

Wayne Bailey
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Wayne Bailey

Gail and family…so sorry for your loss

Cathy Hopper
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Cathy Hopper

Gail, I’m just now finding out about this. I’m so sorry. I love you and I will keep you and your children in my prayers. Robert was a wonderful example of a Christian man.