James Gilbert Voumard, Sr. of Austin, Arkansas was born July 3, 1938 and went to be with the Lord on November 19, 2022 at the age of 84. Best known as Gilbert or Gill to most but some of the ones he liked best was “Papa Gill” or “Papaw Gilbo”. Gilbert was born to Henry and Joyce Voumard who preceded him in death along with his brother, Floyd Voumard and his son, Bert Voumard.
He was a farmer of rice and beans with his dad for many years then to fish farming and running a minnow route until earlier this year.
Gilbert leaves behind his wife, Ann Martin Voumard of Lonoke; his daughter, Phyllis Ann Freeman and husband, Mike of Lonoke; step-sons, Mark and Lynette Webber and Keith and Jennifer Martin both of Lonoke; step-daughters, Rita and Ronnie Parnell, Pam and Jimmy Dillie and JoJo Martin Talley all of Lonoke, sister-in-law Fredda Voumard along with a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and many friends and family.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at the Westbrook Funeral Home Chapel in Hazen with visitation from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. prior to the service. Interment will be in the Hazen Cemetery.