Robert Van Philpot, 80, of Piggott, Ark. died Sunday, Dec. 24 at the Piggott Community Hospital.
Born Dec. 18, 1926 at Springfield, Mo., he was the son of the late Paul Pierce and Neva Jane McBride Philpot.
He was the a watchmaker and the owner of Philpot's Jewelry Store. He was a graduate of Arkansas State University and was an art teacher in the Campbell school district for several years. He was of the Methodist faith and a past member of the Campbell Rotary Club, was a Campbell City Alderman and Sugar Creek Country Club.
On Dec. 11, 1953 he married Nellie Fay Woodall in Campbell, who survives at Poplar Bluff.
Other survivors include two sons, Michael A. Philpot of Las Vegas and Jessie M. Philpot of Campbell, four daughters, Sandra Fort, Donna Nixon and Penny Bradshaw of Piggot and Becky Moore of Ellington, five grandchildren, Benjamin Philpot, Joseph Philpot, Robert Naes, Gaige Philpot and Lyndsey Philpot, three great-grandchildren, Matthew Naes, Abbigail Naes and Sean Naes.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Billy Mack Philpot and son-in-law, Darris Bradshaw.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., today at the Landess Funeral Home at Campbell. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 27 at the funeral home chapel with Rev. Charles Collins officiating. Burial will be at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Campbell.