Robert Marshal Mathis, loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather
Robert Marshal Mathis, 77, of Bella Vista, Ark., died Sunday, December 23, 2018, at Circle of Life Hospice Legacy Village, Bentonville, Ark.
He was born June 15, 1941, in Pampa, Texas, to Elvis Anderson Mathis and Loerine Maud Wilson. Bob grew up and spent most of his younger years in the panhandle of Oklahoma at Hooker, Okla., and graduated there. He attended OSU in 1959.
Bob went to work for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in 1960, and retired at Enid, Okla., in 1992. He was Second Line Manager over Engineering, Installation and Repair serving a significant area of NW Oklahoma including Enid, Ponca City and other surrounding areas.
After retirement, he moved to Bella Vista, Ark., to enjoy the amenities of golf and fishing in the area lakes.
Bob started his own Real Estate Company, A & B Village Realty, with his wife Anne in 1994. They bought a Century 21 Franchise in 1996 and continued as Century 21 A & B Village Realty. They sold their building and closed their business in 2016. Bob then went to work for Hutchinson Realty as Executive Broker, continuing to December 2018. Over the years he was Realtor of the Year for the Northwest Arkansas Board of Realtors, and a Multi-Million Dollar Producer.
Bob was a Charter Member of Village Baptist Church of Bella Vista, Arkansas, serving as a Trustee and Deacon.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elvis and Loerine Mathis; son, David Mathis; daughter, Debbie Graham; and brother, Richard Mathis of Denver, Colorado.
Bob is survived by his wife, Anne Mathis of Bella Vista, Arkansas; his son, Lyle Dean Mathis of Hooker, Oklahoma, and his wife Susan, their three children, Toni, Grady and Kylie Mathis; Grandchildren, Ryan Mathis, (Carrie), their children, Madeline and Ashlynn Mathis of Hooker, Oklahoma; Shala Whiteley, (Glenn), and their son, Bensen Whiteley, of Gate, Oklahoma; Laura Roggy, (Drew), and daughters Savannah and Ava Roggy, St. Louis, Missouri; Amber Graham, and her daughter Jazmine Graham, and son Wyatt Graham of Bartlesville, Oklahoma; Step-children, Robert Ogden, Skip Ogden, and Susan Newby, (Kent), their children, son Steven Newby, son Eric Rautenkranz, and daughter Valerie Dreckman, (Chris), and great-granddaughter Emily Dreckman; brother, William Mathis, and family, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
A celebration of Life was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 29, 2018, at Village Baptist Church in Bella Vista, Arkansas; visitation at 9:30 a.m. at the church. A Memorial Internment Service will be held at Hooker, Oklahoma, at the Hooker Memorial Cemetery at 10 a.m. January 5, 2018.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Circle of Life Hospice Legacy Village, Bentonville, Arkansas.
Online condolences may be made at www.funeral mation.com.