Robert Lee “Bobby” Whitlow, Sr., 66, of Black Rock passed from this life on Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at his residence. He was born March 20, 1956, in Walnut Ridge to Robert Eugene and Nancy Anita Stewart Whitlow. He was united in marriage to Barbara Brown on December 19, 1982, in Portia. Bobby was employed at Skil for over 20 years. He was of the Christian belief. He dearly loved his wife, children, and grandchildren.

Bobby was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents, several aunts, and uncles.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara of the home; children, Robert Lee Whitlow Jr. of O’Kean, Bridgette Nicole Whitlow-Spurlock (Matthew) of Fort Hood, Texas, Brittney Lloyd Whitlow (Mary) of Black Rock, Blake Eugene Whitlow of Black Rock; grandchildren, Matthias, Jeffery, Halle, Britten, Malachi, Mallory, MacKenzie. 

Visitation will be Friday, April 22, 2022, from 6 until 7 p.m. at Cox Funeral Home in Walnut Ridge.  Graveside services will be Saturday, April 23, 2022, at 10 a.m. in Oak Forest Cemetery in Black Rock.  Allen Stinnett will officiate.  Military honors will be rendered. All arrangements are under the direction of Cox Funeral Home in Walnut Ridge. 

Honored to serve as pallbearers are Scott Maronde, Eric Vance, Fred Vanhoozer, Johnny Sykes, Billy “Dooner” Starnes, Josh Callahan, Glen Blackburn, and Brittney Whitlow. 

Honorary pallbearers are Jeff Callahan, Ronnie Starnes, David Whitlow, Matthew Spurlock, Jimmy “Booger” Smith, and Gary Blackburn.