Robert "Bob" Joseph Conard Sr., 76, of Cabot, died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. He was born June 21, 1936 in Cabot.

He was a native of Cabot, graduating from Cabot High School in 1954. He retired after a 37 year career at International Paper Company in Pine Bluff. He was a member of Carthage Presbyterian Church, a Past Master of White Sulpher Masonic Lodge #122 F&AM, a Scottish Rite 32nd Degree Mason, Past Patron of OES #583, Gideons International, and IBEW Local #2033. Bob enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking and traveling with his wife and family.

He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Fields Conard, mother, Marjorie Johnson Conard and son, Robert Joseph Conard, Jr.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Janet Lavon Shurley Conard; sons, Michael Alan Conard and wife Debbie of Cabot and Charles Anthony Conard and wife Angie of Hot Springs; brother, James M. Conard and wife Betty of Little Rock; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; six step-great grandchildren; and a host of loving family and friends.

A funeral was held at 2 p.m., Monday, Feb. 18, 2013 at Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home, with Rev. James M. Conard officiating.

The family requests memorials be made to Gideons International or UAMS Cancer Research.

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