Robert “Bert” Sidney Laws Jr., 49, of Cabot, Arkansas, passed away January 1, 2015, surrounded by friends and family, after a courageous battle with cancer. Robert was born on December 30, 1965 in Jacksonville, Arkansas to Robert and Benita Laws. He graduated from Jacksonville High School in 1984. Robert was a retired Captain of the Jacksonville Fire Department, having served the community for nearly thirty years as a firefighter and paramedic. After retirement, he continued to serve as an EMS specialist for the state of Arkansas. He was a Master Mason belonging to Jacinto Lodge #216 in Jacksonville.
He is survived by his wife, Hollie Laws; sons, Jeremy Laws, Landin Alberson, Rhett Alberson, JT Alberson and Caleb Branscum; brother, Dewan Laws; cousins, Betty Sumner and Patsy Humphries; stepfather, Gary Watts and was preceded in death by his mother and father.
Visitation will be Tuesday, January 6, 2015 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home. A funeral service celebrating his life will be held at McArthur Church in Jacksonville, Arkansas Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 11:00 am.
Memorials can be made in Robert’s name to Cholangiocarcinoma.org. There will be a blood drive in his honor on January 14 at the Jacksonville Police Department from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.