Robert St. Clair


Robert “Bob” St. Clair, 82, of Pine Bluff died Friday, November 2, 2012, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center.

He was born August 6, 1930, in Scott City, Mo. , to John G. and Pearl Ennis St. Clair. He moved to Pine Bluff, where he graduated from Pine Bluff High School. He attended Fhurr Business School in Pine Bluff and the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

He served in the U.S. Army, during the Korean Conflict. He worked at International Paper Company for 34 years, retiring in 1992 as Shipping Operator, where he was known as “Curly Bob”.

Mr. St. Clair was a member of First Immanuel Missionary Baptist Church, where he had served as Sunday School Superintendent. Other memberships include Jacob Brump Lodge #69 F.A.M., Scottish Rites Consistory of Little Rock, Order of the Eastern Star Union Chapter #40I.P. Quarter Century Club, IP retirement club, lifetime member of V.F.W. and D.A.V. He drove the D.A.V. van for 13 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Tommie Beasley.

Survivors include his wife Ethel (Dale) Appleberry St. Clair, son John Nelson of Little Rock, daughter, Linda Eifling of Pine Bluff, brother, John Grover St. Clair of Scott City, Mo., two sisters, Mary Kientz of Pine Bluff, Betty Amick of Scott City, five grandchildren, Tracie (Greg) Sheridan, Russell (Chere) Locke, Kim (Terry) Glover, Melanie (Les) Miller, John B. (Jamie) Nelson, eight great-grandchildren, Brittany Glover and Tyler Glover, B. J. (Jessica) Glover, Caroline Rose, John David Nelson, Jake Nelson, Michael Kozak, Madison Heflin and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday, November 5, 2012, at First Immanuel Missionary Baptist Church, with Reverend Robert Cossey officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, by Ralph Robinson and Son Funeral Directors.

The family will receive friends at 3-7 p.m., Robinson’s Sunday afternoon.

Memorials may take the form of donations to First Immanuel Missionary Baptist Church, 1500 W. 73rd Avenue, Pine Bluff, AR 71603.