Robert I. Wainwright of North Little Rock died Friday, July 13, 2012.

He was born April 15, 1934, in Pulaski, Va . He attended high school in Pulaski and King’s College in Bristol, Tenn. He retired from the Air Force as an E7 master sergeant. He spent most of his military career working in the command center. He served in England, the Philippines, and in Viet Nam, where he received the Bronze Star.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Mary Helen Brittain Wainwright; two daughters, Jackie Sapp and husband Mike and Lysa Wilson and husband Tomas; three sons, Jon Wainwright and wife Angela, Whit Brittain, Todd Brittain and wife Gwen; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A memorial was held Monday, July 16, 2012, at Lakewood United Methodist Church in North Little Rock with the Rev. Richard Lancaster officiating.

The family requests memorials be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 11324 Arcade Drive, Little Rock, AR 72211.

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