Bobbie M. “Bob” Reinhardt, 88, of Lake Village, died on June 20, 2016 at Lake Village Rehabilitation and Care Center.
He was a WWII and Korean War War veteran, a member of the Family Worship Center in Lake Village, a member of the Lake Village Chamber of Commerce, and owned a True Value Hardware Store in Lake Village.
Mr. Reinhardt was born on July 18, 1927 in Chanute, Kansas and was the son of the late Kenneth R. Reinhardt and Opal Story Reinhardt.
Mr. Reinhardt initially opened a Western Auto Store in the 1970s, but later opened a True Value Hardware Store at the same location. The store is still operating to this day with his trusted “family” staff. He loved the store, his employees and all of those who stopped there for these 46-plus years.
He served twice in the United States Army, the first time during WWII and then the second was during the Korean War, earning him an honorable discharge. He was Lake Village’s Man of the Year in 2011.
Mr. Reinhardt’s greatest love was the Lord Jesus Christ and secondly his beloved wife of 66 years, Patricia Joan Hancock Reinhardt.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Opal Reinhardt; a son, Keith Alan Reinhardt; a sister, Nella M. Moore; and two brothers, Kenneth Eugene Reinhardt and Jerry Keith Reinhardt.
Survivors include, his wife, Patricia Joan Hancock Reinhardt of Lake Village, two sisters-in-law, Moreen and Clarice Reinhardt; a brother-in-law, Don Hancock (Stanie) of Chanute, Kansas; the Lake Village True Value Family and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Visitation is June 23 from 6 p.m.until 8 p.m. at Bishop-King Funeral Home in Lake Village.
Funeral services will be held on June 24 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with Bro. Cecil Harvey officiating. Burial will follow in Holy Innocents Cemetery in Lake Village.
Pallbearers are Carol Harris, Melvin Carpenter, Rusty Hill, Jimmy Fitts, Troy Allgood, and Kyle Shell.