Robert Moore DeFir Jr.

Robert Moore DeFir Jr., 93, of Selma died Saturday, June 22, 2019 at Drew Memorial Health System in Monticello. He was born April 5, 1926 in Desha County to the late Robert M. and Hetti E. DeFir Sr. 

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was preceded in death by his parents; two daughters, Sharon Milholland and Regina DeFir; two brothers, Walter Henry DeFir and Kilbourne DeFir; and one sister, Norma Burton.

 Survivors include his wife, Venita Marilyn DeFir of Selma; one son, Robert M. (Leighanne) DeFir III of Selma; five daughters, Laura A. Andrews of Monticello, Mitzi DeFir of Harrison, Robin Boyd of Texas, Eva Peacock of McGehee and Brenda King of Selma-Collins; five sisters, Diane Maddox, Virgina Accord, Wanda Williams, Lois DeFir and Gwen DeFir; four brothers, David DeFir, Jim DeFir, David DeFir and William DeFir, and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at Bishop-King Funeral Home in Lake Village. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at the funeral home.  Burial will follow in Selma Cemetery. Arrangements are by Bishop-King Funeral Home.

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