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Robert Lee Medcalf

Mr. Robert Lee Medcalf, age 80, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at his home. He was born on August 8, 1940, in Waurika, Oklahoma, to Murray and Ruby (Haughey) Medcalf.

Robert proudly served our country in the United States Army. He worked for Southwestern Bell as a switchman in Spring, Texas, for many years. After retiring in 1999, he and his wife Sylvia moved to Mena. Robert loved the Lord. He was a writer of gospel music and led music at all the churches he ever attended. He loved and cherished his children and grandchildren. He will be dearly missed.

Robert is survived by his wife of 53 years, Sylvia Medcalf; sons, Kenneth Medcalf and wife Laronda of Ft. Smith, and Randall Medcalf and wife Darinda of Spring, TX; grandchildren, Hannah Grace Medcalf, and Kayleigh Michelle Medcalf, and their mother, Alethia Medcalf; brothers, Ed Medcalf and wife Shirley of Edmond, OK, Jim Medcalf of Oklahoma City, and Richard Medcalf and wife Wanda of Stonewall, OK; sisters, Lena Derryberry of Ada, OK, Betty Irish and husband Charles of Denton, and Elsie George and husband Jim of Bristow, OK; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other family. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Virgie Walls.

A memorial service for Robert will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 24, 2021, at Bible Believers Baptist Church in Mena, Arkansas, with Bro. Jerry Musgrove and Bro. Mark Lyle officiating.

Arrangements are under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

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