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Bobby Gene Gant

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Bobby Gene Gant, 72, of Conway, passed away at his home on June 27, 2012. He was born February 9, 1940 in Drakesboro, KY to the late Roy Gant and Evelyn Lucas.

Mr. Gant was a businessman and longtime advocate of health care. He was a board member of Conway Regional Health System for 22 years and provided outstanding service and leadership. Mr. Gant's accomplishments during his tenure on the board included the expansion of the hospital, which now has a Women’s Center, Outpatient Surgery Center, Health and Fitness Center, Outpatient Imaging Center and a rehabilitation hospital. He also served on the Faulkner County Library Board from 1986-1993 and was president of the Faulkner/Van Buren regional Library Board from 1987-1993. He had been a member of the Conway Physician Hospital Organization since 1993; and was a member of the UCA/Conway Regional Healthcare Education Foundation and Arkansas Association of Hospital Trurstees. Bob was a United States Navy Veteran, member of the Chamber of Commerce, and a member of Alcoholic Anonymous for 26 years. He was a avid Razorback fan, and a outstanding community leader and will be greatly missed by many.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Penny Gant; daughters Kim Gant McCormack and husband Paul of Ruston LA.; Robin Gant Hartwick and husband Tommy of Greenbrier; grandchildren, Molly McCormack Lebrun and husband Clint, Parker Campbell McCormack and Hayden Fletcher Hartwick; great-grandson due in November, Clinton Porter Lebrun; mother-in-law, Ann Nobles; brother, Lafayette Gant and wife Peggy; sisters, Brenda McElroy and husband Jim, Donna Gail Stump and husband Michael; sister and brother-in-law, Pam and Charles Nichols, Parker Nobles, and Mark and Michelle Nobles and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Saturday, June 30, 2012 at First United Methodist Church in Conway, with Rev. Michael Roberts officiating. Pallbearers will be Mike Coats, Joe Donovan, Alan Findley, Steve Rose, Darrell Kilman, Ken Fairless, David Helm, Eddie Pryor, Bob Henry, Dave Naylor, and Gil Johnson. Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Lambert, and Conway Regional Board of Director's. Visitation will be from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m., Saturday at the church.

Memorials maybe made to American Heart Association or any Alcoholic Anonymous Foundation.

Arrangements are under the direction of Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Conway.

Online guest book: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com

He considered Ruston his second home.

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