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Robert Reuben Lusk, June 2, 1928~October 18, 2016

Robert Reuben Lusk, 88, of Fayetteville, passed away Tuesday, October 18, 2016 in Fayetteville.  He was born June 2, 1928 in Kansas City, Missouri to Robert Ralph Lusk and Neva Nell Boutwell Lusk.  He had a Bachelors Degree in Sociology and Psychology with a minor in Art from Illinois College at Jacksonville, IL in 1950.  Robert was a corporal in the US Army during the Korean War and retired from the US Postal Service in 1988.  After retirement he became an avid woodcarver.  He moved to Mountain Home, AR in 1968 from Villa Park, Illinois, then moved to Fayetteville in 1970 from Mountain Home.

Robert was preceded in death by his wife Joana Ruth Lusk and a son Jonathan Scott Lusk, and his parents.  He is survived by his son Robert (Randy) Lusk and wife Francie of Hot Springs Village, daughter Ruthanne Lusk Whitehead and husband Mark of Bentonville, son Kevin Todd Lusk and wife Corrie of Sheridan, daughter-in-law Suzanne Lusk of Springdale.  Grandchildren, Robbie Lusk, Christie Jackson, Tiffany Whitehead, Brently Lusk  and William Lusk, and seven great-grandchildren.

A private family memorial service will be held in Mountain Home.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Bentonville (Benevolence Fund), 201 NW 2nd ST Bentonville, AR  72712.  Condolences at www.beardsfuneralchapel.com

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    Dan and Kim Writt » 21. Oct, 2016

    To Ruthie and Mark Whitehead, and Family,
    We are so sorry for your loss.
    You are in our hearts and our prayers.
    May His strength enable you to overcome your sorrow and strengthen you during this time.
    Sincerely,
    Dan and Kim

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    Mary Douglas » 21. Oct, 2016

    I’m so very sorry to hear about Bob’s passing. I will always have wonderful memories of his lovely woodcarvings and his friendly personality, when I took my daughter to music with Jonna each week. My daughter, Mary Frances , and I will always treasure our time with Bob and Jonna.
    God Bless You,
    Mary Douglas and Mary Frances Douglas Daut

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    Eileen Neukranz » 21. Oct, 2016

    Dear Ruthanne, I was saddened to read of your father’s death. He was a gentleman, who bore his discomfort with dignity. My husband Robert is home now, on hospice. May God bless us all in these days. Sincerely, Eileen Neukranz