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Howard S. Robinson

February 1, 1950 — October 16, 2021

Howard Scott Robinson of Boothe, Arkansas went to be with his Lord and Savior Saturday, October 16, 2021 in El Dorado, Arkansas doing what he loved; hunting. Howard was born February 1, 1950 to John S. Robinson and Minnie Jane (Parish) Robinson in Crockett, Texas.

Howard loved the great outdoors. It was a running joke that he should have had sons, but he was up to the challenge of teaching his three girls how to hunt, trap, shoot, fish and raise bees! When his grandkids showed an interest in anything outdoor related he was so excited to teach them, too. Sharing his knowledge of hunting and fishing was a great passion of his. He taught Hunter Education for over 40 years, coached youth shooting sports with the Old Fort Gun Club, and was a State Field Director for the Sportsmen's Alliance where he managed many events for Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and additional youth programs. He played an integral role in the planning and development of the Janet Huckabee Nature Center and held important roles with many committees over the years; such as Friends of the NRA, National Wild Turkey Federation, Ducks Unlimited, and the Arkansas Trappers Association (and was even responsible for getting the local chapter in Scott County founded).

Howard was a dedicated Whirlpool employee for 42 years and a proud member of their ERT team. He was chosen to tour their factories in Japan and Korea, along with a small group of Whirlpool employees. He enjoyed keeping in touch with many of his co-workers after he retired, and considered many of them to be good friends. He was a devout member of the Waldron Church of Christ. A dear friend and brother in Christ, Adam Evans, observed the mark Howard's suspenders left on the wood of the church pew; Adam referred to it as "a mark of his dedication".

Howard leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife Paula of the home, and daughters, Laura Holland and boyfriend, Daniel Pockrus, of Ft. Smith, Arkansas, Leshia Fox and husband, David Lister, of Little Rock, Arkansas, and Lacey Atchley and husband, Jacob Atchley, of Van Buren, Arkansas. Pawpaw will forever remain in the hearts of his grandchildren: Rylie Fox, Brayden Atchley, Cadence Atchley, and Barrett Atchley. Howard is also survived by his siblings: Kathryn Kosta of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Bobby Robinson of Mansfield, Arkansas and Raymond Robinson of Grayslake, Illinois. Howard will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives he impacted including a host of extended family, friends and neighbors he loved dearly.

Howard was preceded in death by his parents, John Scott and Minnie Jane (Parish) Robinson, and his sister, Sharon Bebee.

Howard's life celebration will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, October 21, 2021 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Lee Peters officiating. Interment will follow in the Buggy Hill Cemetery near Mansfield, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

Howard's pallbearers will be Bobby Robinson, Raymond Robinson, Kevin Robinson, Jacob Atchley, David Lister, and Daniel Pockrus.

Howard's visitation will be Wednesday, October 20, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

For those who would like to attend the service but can not be in attendance, the funeral service will be live streamed on our website.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

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Thursday, October 21, 2021

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