Obituary – John Robert Deer (1976-2021)


John Robert Deer of Greenwood, Arkansas, formerly of Waldron, Arkansas, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Saturday, October 9, 2021 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. John was born May 5, 1976 to Marion and Margaret (Hawkins) Deer in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He was 45 years old. John was a member of Bokoshe First Assembly of God Church in Bokoshe, Oklahoma where he served as Associate Pastor. He was strong in his faith and loved the Lord.

John was a graduate of Waldron High School. He enjoyed basketball, baseball and really all sports. John’s true love and passion was being with his children. He cherished every minute he got to hug them, laugh with them and make precious memories with them.

John leaves behind to cherish his memory, his children: Aubrey Deer of Waldron, Arkansas, Makenzie Deer and Joshua Deer both of Alma, Arkansas. John is also survived by his father, Marion Deer of Greenwood, Arkansas and his siblings: Melinda Horn (Randy) of Greenland, Arkansas, Angie Turner (Marty) of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Sonya Rogers (Sonto) of Rogers, Arkansas, Keith Deer (Teresa) and Mark Deer both of Greenwood, Arkansas. John will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives he impacted including a host of extended family, friends and loved ones he held dear to his heart.

John’s life celebration will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, October 15, 2021 at the Bokoshe First Assembly of God Church with Rev. Doyle Martin officiating. Interment will follow in the Greenwood Memorial Cemetery in Greenwood, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

John’s pallbearers will be Keith Deer, Travis Deer, D.J. Pyles, Mike Hesson, Tylor Cox and Billy Cox.

John’s visitation will be Thursday, October 14, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas.

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