Robert Lee Burks, 76, of Bentonville, Arkansas, passed away Thursday, Feb. 22 at Springdale Health and Rehab, in Springdale, Arkansas.

He was born Jan. 8, 1942 in Miami to Clarence Raymond Burks and Nora Faye Smith Burks. 

Robert enjoyed the outdoors, and was a hunter, fisherman, and archer. He and his family had lived in northwest Arkansas since 1992 after moving from Grove.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Robert is survived by his wife, Lorene of Bentonville, one daughter, Traci Sanchez of Altus, one son, John Burks of Bentonville, one sister, Martha Duffell (James) of Locust Grove, and five grandchildren: Nicolas, Justin, Ryan, Carson, and Kati Sanchez, all of Altus.

Services took place on Monday, Feb. 26, at Crossroads Baptist Church, Bentonville, under the direction of Epting Funeral Home of Bentonville.

A private family burial followed at Fields Cemetery in Delaware County, Oklahoma.

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