Robert "Bob" Albin McCormick, 94, of Dover, died Saturday, January 1, 2022, at Veteran's Medical Center in Little Rock. The son of Robert and Sophia (Staron) McCormick, he was born July 28, 1927 in Chicago, Illinois.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Mae (Worden) McCormick; two sons, John Lewis McKinney (Kathe) of Okemah, Oklahoma, and David Lee McKinney (Becky) of Hector; a brother, Al McCormick of Chicago; two sisters, Shirley Ann Breeze of Houston, Texas, and Virginia Matouski of Peoria, Illinois; a large & loving number of grandchildren, great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Robert A. McCormick, Jr., a brother, Jim McCormick, and a sister, Mary Ambrose.
Bob & Shirley were married in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 10, 1991. He was a man who enjoyed a practical joke and humorously teasing everyone around him. He loved wood-working and building things, and was the type of person who never complained about anything. He was said to be one of the most positive and encouraging persons you could ever be around. Of the things he valued in life, his faith and relationship with God was most important. Apart from his deacon ministry with Russellville Seventh Day Adventist Church, he served in the role of Chaplain with Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center and the Pope County Health Department. He especially enjoyed teaching others and mentoring younger folks into the areas of work & ministry that would best serve their lives.
Following a military career of more than 10 years in the Army during World War II and the Korean War, Bob launched a 50-year career as a millwright with the Carpenter’s Union. He also worked as a supervisor with the EMT service in Las Vegas. He was one of the first responders when fire broke out in the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on November 21, 1980. He was a member of the Russellville post of the American Legion, and recently earned his 10-year pin with the Million Veterans Club.
Funeral services for Bob will be 10:00AM, Monday, January 10, 2022, at Humphrey Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Don Turnipseed and Aaron Rhoades (elder) will officiate. Visitation with Shirley and her family will precede the service beginning at 9:00 AM. Burial with full military honors will be at Fort Smith National Cemetery under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service.
Memorials may be made to a ministry beloved to Bob: Tabitha's Table, C/O Russellville Seventh Day Adventist Church, P.O. Box 1227, Russellville, AR 72811. Internet obituary and on-line guest book are available at www.humphreyfuneral.com.