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Bobby L. Kitchens, 63, of Malvern passed away Tuesday, Aug. 7, at Mercy Hospital in Hot Springs. He was born July 7, 1949, in Benton, the son of Raymond and Mary Spears Kitchens.
Bobby worked for Union Pacific Railroad for 27 years and was a member of North Main Church of Christ.
He enjoyed playing golf and loved Razorback football. Bobby graduated from Bauxite High School in 1967, earned a bachelor's degree from Henderson State University and served in the U.S. Army.Â Â
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, whom he married on July 18, 1970, Linda Alexander Kitchens; two sons, Brian Kitchens and wife Shelly of Jonesboro and Chris Kitchens and girlfriend Lyndi Wheatley of Malvern; a daughter, Stacey Howard and husband Mike of Malvern; a brother, Tommy Kitchens of Malvern; grandchildren, Chris McCutcheon, Jon Howard, Nate Howard, Austin Kitchens, and Chance Howard; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 11 at North Main Church of Christ in Malvern with Bryan Baswell and Edgar Simmons officiating. Burial will follow at Rockport Memorial Garden.Â
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at Regency Funeral Home in Malvern.
Pallbearers are Chris McCutcheon, Jon Howard, Nate Howard, Chance Howard, Austin Kitchens, Chris Kitchens, Josh McCool, and Alex Darnell. Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Timothy Webb and staff, Mercy Hospital ICU staff, Leisa Gill, and Jeremy Pierini.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to North Main Church of Christ, 823 North Main St., Malvern, AR 72104.
Arrangements are by Regency Funeral Home.Â Â
Online guestbook: regencyfuneralhome.com.