WALDO, AR- Robert Lawrence Cruz Sr. age 64 of Waldo, AR, formerly of Bossier City, LA passed away Friday, August 24, 2018 at Magnolia Regional Medical Center in Magnolia, AR. Robert was born on March 25, 1954 in Topeka, KS to the late Richard and Christine Cruz. Robert was a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Indian Nation, was an Electrician by trade and was well known thru ought the south. He loved his Indian Heritage and his Electrical profession and always proud to talk about both.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Nancy Virginia Cruz; three brothers, Jerry Cruz, Paul Cruz and Felix Cruz; one sister, Kathy Kelley and one stepson, Jackie Massey.
Survivors include; one daughter, Melissa Aden and husband Scott of Waldo; four Sons, Shone Dowling of Rogers, AR, Robert Dowling of Waldo, Tommy Dowling of Chicago, IL and Robert Cruz Jr. of Kentucky; fifteen Grandchildren; Seventeen Great Grandchildren; two sisters, Donna Landry and husband Frank of Fort Neches, TX and Wanda Devors of Bossier City, LA also, numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 27, 2018 at the Apostolic Pentecostal Church of Magnolia with Bro. Gary Becton officiating. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. prior to the funeral service at the church. Burial will follow at Liberty Cemetery in Louann, AR under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home of El Dorado.