Funeral services for Mr. Robert Joseph Avery 70, of Pine Bluff, passed December 31, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, Family Time Church, 501 Ohio Street, Rev. Michael Williams pastor.

Funeral services for Mr. Robert Joseph Avery 70, of Pine Bluff, passed December 31, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, Family Time Church, 501 Ohio Street, Rev. Michael Williams pastor.

He was born November 20, 1942, El Dorado, Ark., son of the late Joe & Amelia Benson Avery.

He moved to Oakland, Calif. Went through the Oakland Public School system.

He worked as a Welder for Bethlehem Steel Company until he relocated to Pine Bluff in 1973. In Pine Bluff he worked as a Saw Mill worker for over 20 years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Irma J. Avery; parents; sister, Anita Avery.

Survivors include son, Clayton Avery of Stockton, Calif.; step-daughter, Cynthia Yarbrough of Pine Bluff; two brothers, Albert Avery of Oakland, Calif., Michael Avery of Seattle, Wash.; sister, Linda A. (Anthony) Herbert of Oakland, Calif.; seven grandchildren, Clayton Avery, II, KaLia Avery, Lanae Avery, Elrich Avery, Jeffery Yarbrough, Kendric Yarbrough, Courtney Christopher; four great-grandchildren, J’daisa Yarbrough, Deavion Yarbrough, King Yarbrough, Kenya Christopher; two aunts, Lucille Riggins, Thelma Wilkes, nieces, nephews, cousins.

Visitations may be made 6-7 p.m. Wednesday at Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Cedar Grove section Graceland Cemetery. Services by Perry Funeral Home.