Robert Joe “Bobby Joe” Montgomery

Robert Joe “Bobby Joe” Montgomery, 80, of Monticello, passed away Wednesday, November 6, 2013. 

He was born October 19, 1933, in Drew County, the son of the late Joe Bolivar Montgomery and Mary Effie Mays Montgomery.

He was a retired pipeline foreman, U. S. Army Veteran and a member of Pauline Missionary Baptist Church. He was a 32nd degree Mason, belonging to the Wilmar Lodge and was a member of Operating Engineer Union #542. Bobby Joe was an avid quail hunter, fisherman and a big Razorback fan. He loved restoring antique cars of his era. He was a very loving husband, father, Pa, Pepaw and friend; and also was a dog lover, loved telling stories and jokes.

He was also preceded in death by a grandson, Tray Hale; three brothers, Louis Montgomery, Norman Montgomery and Hollis Montgomery; and six sisters, Jayme Trotter, Lenora Cunningham, Reba Huskey, Francis Mathis, Martha Jean Stephenson and Joyce Person.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Pebble Jean Ward Montgomery, of Monticello; two sons, Robert E. Montgomery and wife, Kim, and Keith Montgomery and wife, Terri, both of Monticello; two daughters, Diane Higgs and husband, Mark, of Carlisle, and Jennifer Clements and husband, Daren, of Monticello; two sisters, June Stephenson, of Brazoria, Texas, and Janice Kulbeth, of Monticello; eight grandchildren, Byron, Sandi, Kelley Jo, Dustin, Kadi, Jude, Lucy and Will; and five great grandchildren, Zoe, Cloe, Zayden, Daniel and Amelia.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, November 9, 2013, at Stephenson-Dearman Chapel with Rev. Chad Graves and Rev. Larry Clements officiating. Burial followed in Union Cemetery at Rye. Active pallbearers were Jay Cunningham, Jimmy Burger, Eddy Montgomery, Bruce Knight, Joe Huskey and Chris Cox.

An online guestbook may be viewed and signed at

The Advance-Monticellonian

Mailing Address:
PO Box 486
Monticello, AR 71657

Street Address:
314 Main Street
Monticello, AR 71655

Phone: 870-367-5325
Fax: 870-367-6612

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