Bob Sayles, March 13, 1931~February 20, 2017

SaylesBob Sayles, 85, of Fayetteville, AR passed away on Monday, February 20, 2017 at the Willard Walker Hospice Home in Fayetteville. He was born March 13, 1931 in Jonesboro, Arkansas .

He lived in Imboden, AR. for most of his youth. He was baptized in the Spring River as a member of the Church of Christ. He loved helping his grandfather Albert Edward Johnson in his bicycle and gun shop in Imboden. He was in the U.S. Navy from 1948 to 1953 where he was a flight engineer. He was a member of the Christian Church “Disciples of Christ” in Branson, Missouri. He loved his Bible.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Sue Chandley; parents, Elmer and Mary Johnson Sayles; grandson, Jamie Hemingway; daughter-in-law, Karen Sayles; brother, George Sayles; and a sister, Mary Lou Wilson.

He is survived by his children, Susan Hemingway and husband, Doug, John Sayles

and wife, Juddie and Perry Sayles and wife, Beth. His grandchildren are Kimberly, Christie, Jenny, Rachel, Darren, Sarah, Mandy and Jake; many great-grandchildren; and his sisters, Jeanette and Eunice. He worked for Walmart for over ten years and was the number one associate in the nation for his department 82. He was the owner of Bee Gee Windchimes which were sold all over the world.

Dad loved people and always remembered them. He also loved gardening and fishing. His

dream was to be a doctor.

A memorial service will be at Beard’s Funeral Chapel in Fayetteville on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 4 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, to honor Mr. Sayles, life and service, please direct memorial gifts to UAMS Northwest Campus, 1125 N. College Ave, Fayetteville, AR. 72703. Checks may be made payable to UAMS Foundation Fund. For further information contact UAMS Northwest at (479) 713-8103.

Cremation arrangements by Beard’s Chapel.

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    Jenny Sayles » 24. Feb, 2017

    I am so grateful for the time I was able to spend with my grandfather. When I think of him, I will remember his passion, some may call it stubbornness, which he has passed on to his children and grandchildren. I feel it is his passion that made him do great work with the windchimes, at Walmart, and working with his flowers outside. I know every time I talked to him, he wished me to continue to follow my dreams and wished the best life for all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He will be missed.

    firoozeh pourvash » 26. Feb, 2017

    Bob was a great man. I worked with him in Walmart for several years. we will miss him.