Obituaries

Tommy Tobin Jr.

Tommy Ted Tobin Jr., age 71, of Arkadelphia, Arkansas, passed from this life on Sunday, December 18, 2022, at Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock.

He was born July 24, 1951, in Bossier City, Louisiana, to Tommy Ted Tobin Sr. and Genevieve Williams Tobin. Tom was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. He was the retired Director of Emergency Services for Baptist Health Medical Center-Arkadelphia where he was known as T³. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus-4th degree and an Arkansas Game & Fish Instructor and was a chairman on the Arkadelphia Planning Commission.

He was preceded in death by his father, Tommy Ted Tobin Sr.; a daughter-in-law, Amy Tynes Tobin; his father-in-law, Ulysses S. Airhart; his mother-in-law, Aurelia Kerry Airhart; and brothers-in-law, Larry Airhart and Wayne Airhart.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 50 years, Sharon Airhart Tobin; his son, Tommy Ted Tobin III of Natchitoches, Louisiana; his daughter, Melissa A. Tobin Blakeney (Justin) of Arkadelphia; his mother, Genevieve Tobin of Natchitoches, Louisiana; four grandchildren, Hunter Blakeney, Cypress Blakeney, Jason Blakeney and Heather Tobin; brothers, Michael Tobin (Barbara) of Shreveport, Louisiana, and Patrick Tobin (Cecilia) of Charleston, South Carolina; brother-in-law, Ambrose Airhart (Anna) of Natchitoches, Louisiana; and sisters-in-law, Candace Airhart of Pensacola, Florida, and Melanie Airhart of Deville, Louisiana.

Visitation will be held Thursday, December 22, beginning at 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Arkadelphia. Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 22, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Arkadelphia. Burial will be held Friday, December 23, at 11 a.m. at the Catholic Cemetery in Natchitoches, Louisiana. 

Arrangements are entrusted to Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home, 517 Clay Street, Arkadelphia, Arkansas 71923.

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