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Robert Maurice Fudge

July 28, 1924 - September 8, 2011

Robert Maurice Fudge, age 86 of Searcy died Thursday, September 8, 2011.

Robert was loved and cared for by his family and will be deeply missed.  He embraced life and exemplified the “Greatest Generation”.

Robert was born in Zion, Izard  County, Arkansas 0n July 28, 1924 to Clara Jennings and James Ray Fudge.  He was the second of seven children.  He graduated from Cave City High School and joined the U.S. Navy Seabees as a Machinist Mate Third Class during World War II.  After returning from the war he married his high school sweetheart, Emogene Perkey on April 12, 1946.  They had the privilege of 65 years of marriage.

Following graduation from Arkansas Polytechnic College in Russelville, he taught on the job farm training in Desha, Arkansas. In 1951, he moved to North Little Rock and began working in the livestock business. In 1960, he moved to Searcy where he lived until October, 2009.  Robert obtained the S&S Cadillac Hearse franchise and founded Fudge’s S&S  Sales serving the states of Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana for many years.

Robert was proceeded in death by his parents, sister Mary Francis Wann,  brothers Kenneth Armistice Fudge, Thomas Guindell Fudge  and Bobbie Ray Fudge. 
He is survived by by his wife Emogene, daughters Carole Evans (Joe), Cathy Robertson (Jim), Grandchildren, Rhonda Evans, Robert Evans, Jayme McDonald (Kevin), Ashley Robertson, great grandson, Dylan Evans, sisters Clara Nell Stone (Delbert) , Virginia Leigh Jones  and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Searcy and the Murray Sunday School Class with whom he and Emogene shared great friendships.
The family wants to thank Dr. Keith Coward of Clinton, the staff of Indian Rock Village in Fairfield Bay, and the Van Buren Home Health who nurtured him in his time of need.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Searcy.

 

Robert Maurice Fudge, age 86 of Searcy died Thursday, September 8, 2011.
Robert was loved and cared for by his family and will be deeply missed.  He embraced life and exemplified the “Greatest Generation”.

Robert was born in Zion, Izard  County, Arkansas 0n July 28, 1924 to Clara Jennings and James Ray Fudge.  He was the second of seven children.  He graduated from Cave City High School and joined the U.S. Navy Seabees as a Machinist Mate Third Class during World War II.  After returning from the war he married his high school sweetheart, Emogene Perkey on April 12, 1946.  They had the privilege of 65 years of marriage.

Following graduation from Arkansas Polytechnic College in Russelville, he taught on the job farm training in Desha, Arkansas. In 1951, he moved to North Little Rock and began working in the livestock business. In 1960, he moved to Searcy where he lived until October, 2009.  Robert obtained the S&S Cadillac Hearse franchise and founded Fudge’s S&S  Sales serving the states of Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana for many years.

Robert was proceeded in death by his parents, sister Mary Francis Wann,  brothers Kenneth Armistice Fudge, Thomas Guindell Fudge  and Bobbie Ray Fudge. 

He is survived by by his wife Emogene, daughters Carole Evans (Joe), Cathy Robertson (Jim), Grandchildren, Rhonda Evans, Robert Evans, Jayme McDonald (Kevin), Ashley Robertson, great grandson, Dylan Evans, sisters Clara Nell Stone (Delbert) , Virginia Leigh Jones  and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Searcy and the Murray Sunday School Class with whom he and Emogene shared great friendships.

The family wants to thank Dr. Keith Coward of Clinton, the staff of Indian Rock Village in Fairfield Bay, and the Van Buren Home Health who nurtured him in his time of need.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Searcy.

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