Bobby Ray Endsley, 73, of Crossett, passed away on February 8, 2020, at the Ashley County Medical Center.
Mr. Endsley was born and raised in Waco, Texas. He served in the United States Army and was a Vietnam veteran. Over the years, Mr. Endsley drove many miles as a truck driver and briefly as an ice road trucker in Alaska. His employers included Morris Transportation and Downey Robinson, among others.
Mr. Endsley moved to Crossett in 1989, and married his sweetheart, Jenitta. He later became a member of the Cloverdale Assembly of God Church, where he was rebaptized in 2011.
He enjoyed fishing, was a huge Dallas Cowboys fan, and a very talented pool shark. He was a strong-willed, Christian man who loved his job and especially loved spending time with his family at the compound in Hearne, Texas, or hanging out with his niece and nephew, Billy and Janet Allen at Lake Bruin.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Lane Endsley; a brother, Ronald Wayne Endsley; three sisters, Frances Anne Puryear, Linda Darlene Brocato, and Alice Faye Kilgore; a brother-in-law, Daniel James Conner, Jr.; and his step-father, James Joseph Howell.
He is survived by his wife of thirty years, Jenitta Halbert Endsley of Crossett; a daughter, Jennifer Endsley of Waco, Texas; two sons, Patrick Endsley of Washington and Ken Behnke of Waco, Texas; his mother, Rachel Kunze Howell of Hearne, Texas; a brother, Tommy Lane (Elizabeth) of Calvert, Texas; a sister, Elizabeth Jan Conner of Hearne; and a brother-in-law, Clyde Kilgore, also of Hearne; along with three grandchildren, Amyah Nicole, Lariyah Ezette, and Serenity Ann; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Tuesday, February 11, at 2 p.m., at the Medders Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor David Williams, officiating.
Pallbearers are Jamie Conner, Mike Eddy, Lyn Dale Edminson, Randy Hammons, Shane Copes, and Andy Rials. Honorary pallbearers are Billy Allen, Scott Crass, and Lance Mills.
Interment will be in Silver Cross Cemetery in Tallulah, Louisiana, whenever cemetery conditions permit.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m., prior to the service.