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Robert "Bob" Sorter

April 16, 1932 May 11, 2018
Robert "Bob" Sorter
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Obituary for Robert "Bob" Sorter

Robert “Bob” Sorter, 86, of Hot Springs, passed away peacefully at home on May 11 after a lengthy illness.

Bob was born in Delaware, Arkansas to Earl & Lilian Sorter on April 16, 1932. He graduated high school at Charleston High School in 1952 and married Carlene Pratt on March 24, 1953 in Hot Springs. He served the Army in the Anti-Aircraft Artillery Branch at Camp Rucker, Alabama and Fort Benning, Georgia during the Korean War. He was a member of Vista Heights Baptist Church. Most recent, Bob worked as an auto mechanic at Goodyear where he retired in 1986 after 20 years of service. After retirement, he and Carlene enjoyed traveling for many years. His hobbies included: gardening, woodworking, furniture building, and restoring old vehicles. Bob and Carlene also owned real estate properties. He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Bob is preceded by his parents, his brothers Louis and Jimmy Sorter, and sisters Earlene Wilson and Kim Stouffer.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years Carlene, one sister Judy Hawk of Indianapolis, IN; 2 brothers, Bill Sorter of Indianapolis, IN and Gary Sorter of San Diego, CA. Bob had 3 children; 2 sons Jerry and Mike Sorter of Hot Springs and his daughter Karen Randall (Paul Randall) of Fayetteville, AR.
Grandchildren include: Chris Sorter, Becky Thompson, Colleen Flory, Matthew and Joey Sorter, Lauren and Jamie Randall.
Great-Grandchildren include: Alana and Luke Howard, Libby Flory, Daniel Sorter, Tucker Thompson, Mason, and Madelyn Sorter.

Pallbearers include: Matthew Sorter, Michael Flory, Rick Herron, Tony Pratt, Randy Pratt, Dewayne Pratt, Greg Pratt, Billy Pratt and Eric Pratt.

Visitation will be from 5:00pm-7:00pm Wednesday at Caruth-Hale Funeral Home

A Celebration of Bob’s life will be 11:00am Thursday at Caruth-Hale Funeral Home with Brother Wayne Murphree of Vista Heights Baptist Church officiating. Graveside service will follow at Morning Star Cemetery.

Bob’s family would like to thank Kindred Hospice services for their special care.

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5:00 PM 5/16/2018 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 5/16/2018 7:00:00 PM
Caruth-Hale Funeral Home

155 Section Line Road
Hot Springs, AR 71913

Caruth-Hale Funeral Home
155 Section Line Road Hot Springs 71913 AR
United States





11:00 AM 5/17/2018 11:00:00 AM
Caruth-Hale Funeral Home

155 Section Line Road
Hot Springs, AR 71913

Caruth-Hale Funeral Home
155 Section Line Road Hot Springs 71913 AR
United States

Cemetery Details


Morning Star Cemetery Final Resting Place

Spring Street
Hot Springs, AR 71901

Spring Street Hot Springs 71901 AR
United States

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