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Robert Laverne Blasingame
August 20, 1930 - June 5, 2019

    Mr. Robert “Bud” Blasingame, 88, departed this life on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro, AR.  Bud was born August 20, 1930 in Trumann to the late James Madison and Gladys Phelps Blasingame.  He was a Army veteran of the Korean War, retired from Columbia Forest and a member of First United Pentecostal Church in Trumann.  He was preceded in death by his stepmother, Opal Blasingame, two sisters, Wanda Glowscz, and Dianna Osment; five brothers, J.M., John Oliver, Vernon, Paul and Calvin Blasingame.      He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Mamie Bea Crocker Blasingame; one son, Gary (Darlene) Blasingame of Grand Rapids, MI; four daughters, Joan (Chuck) Mattson of Grand Rapids, MI, Sheila (Dave) Hale of Traverse City, MI, Jan (Dave) Adomaitis of Grand Rapids, MI, and Barb (Bill) Raymond of Grand Rapids, MI; two brothers, Keith Blasingame of Trumann and David Blasingame of Florida; five sisters, Nancy White of Jonesboro, Patsy Davis of Trumann, Katherine McMullin of Trumann, Marlene Hancock of Trumann and Charlott Baxter of Trumann; 9 grandchildren, Ginger Blasingame, Matthew Blasingame, Johnathan Mattson, Ryan Mattson, Trea Raymond, Taylor Raymond, Cailey Mulder, Brett Rybiski, Shannon Quackenbush and 13 great-grandchildren.      The family will receive friends Friday, June 7th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at First United Pentecostal Church, 407 Christy Ave, Trumann, AR  72472.        A Celebration of his life will be Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m. at First United Pentecostal Church with Rev. Murry Ray officiating.  Burial will follow in Harrisburg Memorial Park Cemetery in Harrisburg, AR.      Pallbearers will be Ryan Mattson, Jonathan Mattson, Matthew Blasingame, Brett Rybiski, Trea Raymond, and Taylor Raymond.      In lieu of flowers please consider lasting memorials to First United Pentecostal Church, 407 Christy Ave., Trumann, AR  72472.      An online register book can be signed at www.thompsonfuneralhome.net.

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Visitation

June 7, 2019
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

First United Pentecostal Church
Temple and Christy St.
Trumann, AR 72472

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Funeral Service

June 8, 2019

Harrisburg Memorial Park Cemetery

Harrisburg, AR 72432

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Graveside Service

June 8, 2019
11:00 AM

First United Pentecostal Church
Temple and Christy St.
Trumann, AR 72472

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  1. Gary Blasingame , Grand Rapids, MI says

    I will miss my Father, he was the best!!

  2. Teresa Tadlock , Houston says

    Bud was a great man!! I spent many a day in this home!! I felt like I was part of the family growing up!! When I moved to Houston and would come home to visit or call them he would always tell me come see us!!! Love Bud!

  3. Sandra Payne, Richmond, MI says

    What a fantastic man Uncle Bud was! He was always smiling and always had those happy twinkles in his eyes. Rest in peace, Uncle Bud.

  4. Sandy Crocker Robison, Deville, Louisiana loo says

    With love and prayers. Sandy Crocker Robison.

  5. Mike McMullin , Jonesboro, ar says

    Bud was a wonderful uncle and even a better man who will be greatly missed.

  6. Donnie Lynn Scroggins, Trumann says

    I hope his families finds comfort in their memories and God's Love. As a Veteran myself...Rest in Peace and thank you for your service.

  7. Linda Sue Dompke, Chicago, Illinois says

    My Dearest Aunt Bea, Gary, Joan, Sheila, Jan and Barb, May the thoughts and prayers of those who love you comfort you at this time of Sorrow. Uncle Buddy would not want tears, he would want you celebrate his life with precious memories. Linda Sue and Ronald Dompke

  8. Donna Mizell Carson, Jonesboro, Ar says

    Sorry to hear of Bro. Blasingame passing. Praying for all of you.

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