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Bobby Ray Kuykendall

Mr. Bobby Ray Kuykendall, age 60, of Vandervoort, Arkansas, passed away Friday, August 6, 2021, in Hot Springs, Arkansas. He was born in Mena, Arkansas, on April 6, 1961, to Raymond Alfred Kuykendall and Betty Mae Williams Jones. Mr. Kuykendall was a truck driver by profession. He loved gardening and canning, hunting, fishing, woodworking, and was a jack of all trades! He was very particular about his grass and yard. Bobby loved the outdoors and watching Westerns; Gunsmoke and the Virginian to name a few.

Bobby is survived by his wife, Carla Kuykendall; children, Victor Kuykendall and wife Tracy, Monica Ralls and husband Jamie, Bobbie Sue Hinsley and husband Darrell, Valerie Cureton and husband Trevan; grandchildren, Gavin Ralls, Dayton Ralls, Megan Kuykendall, Braylen Ralls, Adan Garcia, Bryce Cureton, Kacey Kuykendall, Carter Cureton, Harper Cureton; brothers Donald Gene Kuykendall and Jerry Kuykendall; sister Joyce Groves and a host of other family and friends.

Mr. Kuykendall is preceded in death by his parents Raymond Kuykendall and Betty Mae Jones and uncle, Frank Kuykendall. 

Graveside services will be held at Daniels Cemetery in Wickes, Arkansas, Wednesday, August 11, 2021, at 10:00 a.m., with Pastor Don Youngblood officiating under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Visitation is general.

Pallbearers will be Mike Harwood, Dale Baker, Ron Winger, Monty Reagan, Leon Harwood, Chad Broach, Jasper Hartley and Mark Hoyle.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Sam Breshears, Tommy Daniels, Dayton Ralls, Gavin Ralls, Garry Dutton, Roger Harwood and Bruce Cureton.

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