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Robert L. Highfill
December 19, 1981 - April 22, 2018

Mr. Robert L. Highfill of Trumann departed this life on Sunday, April 22, 2018 in Trumann, Ark., at the age of 36 years, 4 months and 3 days. He was born Saturday, December 19, 1981 in Jonesboro, Ark., and lived most of his life in Trumann. He was a truck driver and a member of NEA Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, George and Melba Elliott, Freeman and Robbie Highfill, and uncle Mark Highfill.

He is survived by his wife of 11 years, Crystal Marshall Highfill of the home; two daughters, Kiley and Emily Highfill of the home; one son, Zakary Highfill of the home; his mother, Nancy Highfill Elliott of Trumann, Ark.; father Tim Elliott of Forrest City, Ark.; one sister, Jessica Meilke of Jonesboro, Ark; five brothers, Mitchell Elliott, Eric Elliott, Jeremy Elliott, all of Jonesboro, Ark., Timmy Ray Elliott of Mississippi, and Larry Haynes of Ash Flat, Ark.; one aunt Becky Wren of Trumann; and one uncle Freeman Highfill of Trumann.

Funeral service will be Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church with Rev. John Dillinger and Rev. Jonathan Skaggs officiating. Burial will follow in Old Military Cemetery in Sedgwick, Ark., with Thompson Funeral Home of Trumann in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers will be Coty Penter, Durrell Newell, Bone Franks, Shawn Bell, Michael Loggins, and Greg Meilke. Honorary pallbearers will be Jackson Trucking, Matthews Trucking, Maxwell Reeves aka daddy, Allen Willbanks, Jeffrey Marshall, Ronnie Davis and nephews.

Visitation will be Friday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 1301 Hwy 69 W in Trumann.

An online register book can be signed at www.thompsonfuneralhome.net

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April 27, 2018
05:00 AM - 07:00 AM

First Baptist Church
1301 Highway 69 West
Trumann, AR 72472

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Funeral Service

April 28, 2018
10:00 AM

First Baptist Church
1301 Highway 69 West
Trumann, AR 72472

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  1. The Davis Family, Trumann, Arkansas says

    May the Lord bring peace and bless and comfort your hearts.

  2. Jerrold jones, North Little Rock says

    Sending my condolences to the family. I grew up in school with Robert he was a good guy and friend he will be missed. God Bless you Robert fly high my friend!!

  3. Bryan Norris, Honolulu says

    I am so very sorry for your loss! Your wife and children are and will be in my prayers as this period of termoil will no doubt turn their lives upside down. I only hope they take splice in knowing you were a great man that had the willpower to stand up to evil!

  4. Barbara browder, Trumann Arkansas says

    Sorry for all members such a good kind hearted person he will be missed

  5. Emily Kain, Gosnell, AR. says

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.

  6. billand barbara collett, 308 patterson st. says

    we are so so sorry to hear about this,he was a great friend,bill really misses him,I just talked to him last Saturday. If there is anything we can do,please let us know,we will be praying for you and the family.

  7. Peggy Davis, Lake City says

    Robert one thing I knew about you my friend,was you loved your wife and children very much. You will be greatly missed. I know you are with our Heavenly Father.

  8. Diane Atkins, Arlington Cove Healthcare says

    Oh, Nancy, my heart just breaks for you!! I cannot even imagine what you are going thru, as a Mother. I'll be keeping you and your family in my prayers.

  9. Kim Willbanks, Trumann says

    We love and miss you, rest easy brother! Love you always, Sister-in-law

  10. Mike Johnson, Jonesboro says


  11. Durrell Newell, Trumann , Ar. says

    I Loved our talks you were a great guy ; I am going to miss you Brother but you can count on I'll never forget You..... Till I see you on the other side . you run into my dad let him know all's well here and you both go fishing together .... Later My Dear Friend ... Durrell

  12. Crystal C, Jonesboro ar says

    R.I.P Robert

  13. Patty Hall, West Memphis says

    My condolences to the family and friends during this tragic time. May God comfort and give you all peace now and in the days,weeks,months, and years to come.

  14. Annette Mullins, Marked Tree says

    Robert was a great man and wonderful friend. All I can offer is my prayers and support. If there is anything I can do I will. May God bless you Crystal and give you peace. I am always praying for you and your family. One day we will meet him again in heaven.

  15. Kristin D. Weston, Bay Arkansas says

    My condolences and prayers are with your family. You were a wonderful christan man and everyone knew it. May god be with your family and loved ones. As we all know you are in a better place, you will be dearly missed by many.

  16. Virginia Newell, Trumann , Ar. says

    I have always Loved the way you joked around with Crystal by telling her you were going to Elbow her in the throat , or Throat punch her .. You Loved her and those beautiful babies with your whole being !! You know That Durrell and I loved you and your entire family ... I thought when those Golden Gates opened and Aunt Norma stood there I could hear you say Sister Norma I made it ..... All of us at Church will be always there for Crystal and those babies so as they say at this time your Job is done we'll continue from hear ( See You when we all get Heaven )..............

  17. Linda Jamison, Trumann says

    My condolence , My prayers and thoughts are with you..

  18. Tina King, Minneapolis, MN says

    Sorry for your loss.

  19. James and Sheila Stewart, Trumann says

    Robert was a good man and a great friend! He is loved by many and will greatly be missed! He is a true hero! Prayers for his family during this heartbreaking time... May God be with you all...

  20. Rhonda Beard, Ms says

    I love you cousin Robert!!!! Rip

  21. Mr. & Mrs. James Reeves, Trumann says

    You were always there to help anyone at anytime. You will be greatly missed, seeing you grow into a Great Husband,Father. You have earned your wings here on earth and now you are a Angel in Heaven. RIP Robert you will always be remembered as a HERO in everyone's eyes.


    We love and will miss you dearly we are looking forward to seeing you in Heaven some day Brother

  23. Tammie Beebe, Grapevine says

    I'm so sorry for the family's loss. He was a good man. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.

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