Robert Franklin Poe III
Robert Franklin Poe III, 69, of Gould died January 18, 2019 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He was born Dec. 28, 1949 in Beaumont, Texas, a son of the late Robert Franklin Poe Jr.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra Steed Poe; his mother, Marguerite Fern Poe of Selma; a son, Robert F. (Dustin) Poe IV; a stepson, Joseph R. (Jody) Hardin Jr.; two brothers, Toby and Michael Poe; four sisters-in-law, Celena Poe, Paulette Smith, Beth Foster, Brenda Steed; two brothers-in-law, Rick Steed and Dr. Joel Foster; one granddaughter, Sara Jo Hardin of Fort Smith; and numerous extended family and friends.
He attended Dermott Public Schools and received his Bachelor of Science in Physical Education from the University of Arkansas at Monticello. In his early career he coached football at Dumas, Dermott and Strong—and was still affectionately known as “Coach” by many of his peers. He later traveled the country as a pipe fitter and welder and eventually retired from Potlatch Corp. in 2008.
Robert was a member of First Baptist Church of Gould. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed watching all sports, especially the Arkansas Razorbacks.
Funeral services were held Monday, January 21st at First Baptist Church of Gould with Rev. Dubs Byers officiating. Burial followed at Trinity Cemetery in Crigler. Arrangements were made by Griffin Funeral Home of Dumas.
Memorials can be made to First Baptist Church of Gould or the American Cancer Society. Online guestbook: www.griffinfh.com.