In Loving Memory of Morris Glynn Colquitt 1933- 2012


Obituary for Morris “Glynn” Colquitt

Morris Glynn Colquitt, 79, of Fort Smith, Arkansas passed away on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 in a local hospital. He was born in Madisonville, Texas on August 26, 1933. He grew up in Texas and served in the U.S. Army. In the early 1960’s he moved to Fort Smith and began his career in business. He was the manager of American Finance Company located on Garrison Avenue and this is where he fell in love with his future wife, Betty. He later worked at Gaddis Furniture, also located on Garrison Avenue. He became owner and operator of B&F Finance Company in Arkoma, Oklahoma. He was a past franchise owner and on the board of American Lenders Service Company. He then started and developed National Recovery Specialists, a car repossession brokerage company. He was very successful in this business and won numerous national awards from his association. His business grew through the years and locally employed 30 employees.
His Texan influence was reflected in his love of horses and in his later years the many hours he spent watching old western movies. For years he was in the Sebastian County Mounted Patrol and he loved to ride in the Fort Smith Rodeo parade and the rodeo Grand Entry. He was a member of Grace Community Church.
Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Saturday, December 15,, 2012 at Ocker-Putman Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Fort Smith, Arkansas.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Betty of the home. Four sons, Rick Russell and his wife Marie Pham-Russell, Randy Russell and his wife Robin both of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Rod Colquitt and his wife Trina of Barling, Arkansas and Ron Colquitt of Arkoma, Oklahoma; a brother, Bill Baker of Spring, Texas, two sisters, Jackie Springer of Madisonville, Texas and Eva Dell Pierce of Hemphill, Texas; 14 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and a host of business associates, friends and loved ones.
Pallbearers are Ron and Chase Colquitt, Colton Meisner, Matt, Michael and Randon Russell, and Jason and Zachary Pendleton.
The family will visit with friends from 5-7PM at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Good Samaritan Clinic 615 North B Street Fort Smith, Arkansas 72901 or to The Grace Community Church 4001 Brooken Hill Dr, Fort Smith, Arkansas 72908.
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Pumpkin Carving Contest 2012

Here at National Recovery Specialist we have had a pumpkin carving contest for several years. This year we wanted to share with everyone the talent of our staff.

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Randy’s Love of Racing

RandyEven as a small child, Randy yearned to race cars. On one occasion while out repossessing they picked up a ‘74 Chevy Camaro. The car didn’t have a straight piece of metal on it, but Randy wanted it anyway.  Determined to build a racecar he told his dad, “If they sell this car, I want to buy it.”  Luck was on his side, they got the car recovered, bought it, and Glynn gave him that ‘74 Camaro. It had a 305 two-barrel with automatic transmission in it. Randy proceeded to gut the car.  He didn’t know much at all about what he was doing at the time, but he was not about to let that stand in the way of his dream. Read the rest of this entry »

Repossession without a Tow Truck

Can you image what it would be like to repossess vehicles without a tow truck? That is exactly how it was for Glynn when he started doing repossessions for Mr. Kelly owner of Arkansas Automobile Recovery out of Little Rock, Arkansas.  Mr. Kelly forbid you to surreptitiously take a car. He always required contact with the debtor. Mr. Kelly’s manner of going about the recovery business was you don’t need a wrecker, what you need is a driver. When the debtor removed their personal property from the vehicle the driver could take the vehicle back to the office. You talked to everyone. If they did not want to give up their vehicle, you got in yours and drove away.



Glynn remembers on his first accounts he would get shaky in the legs, Read the rest of this entry »

Real Repossession


Ever wondered what repossessing a car is really like? According to Randy Russell repossessing can be exciting, scary, fun or stressful. This job can touch every emotion you can image. Every day is a new experience, a new place and every repossession is different. Even though you are doing the same thing, every job has its own little identity. It can be extremely emotional to take someone’s car and realize these are good people who are on hard times. Sometimes you could enjoy what you are doing because you were dealing with a debtor who does not care about anybody. He does not care about the law or the rules, anything. He never intended to pay for the collateral. These are the accounts you enjoy picking up.

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Randy Russell

Randy Russell has been in the repossession business for over 30 years. He began working for his Dad, Glynn Colquitt, at the finance company however it didn’t pay much.  At that time there was an agent performing all the repossession for the company.  Randy knew they made better money and that is what he wanted. Read the rest of this entry »

Glynn Colquitt

Glynn Colquitt , President of National Recovery Specialist, grew up in Madisonville, TX, a small town between Dallas and Houston. After graduating
from High School Glynn moved away to see where his life in business would take him. Read the rest of this entry »

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas From all of us at National Recovery Specialist.

Glynn wanted to share this poem that his son wrote for him at Christmas in 2001. He said that this is one of the best gifts that he has ever received.

Written By Rod Colquitt


Looking back to younger days, recalling you often gone,

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Eva Pierce

We have worked for N.R.S. since the 90’s, they are a great company to work for, from the owner to the crew of office workers everyone is always ready to help us in any way they can. They are not only very polite, they really care about the work we are assigned and will help any way they can. They also take the time to see how we are doing. N.R.S. is a great company to work for.

Eva Pierce

M and M Recovery

My Company and NRS have had a great working relationship for more than ten years. Glynn always been a man of his word and keeps you in the loop by calling you personally. His team of ladies are there with help with any situation I give them, so, I can perform my job for the clients.

Marsha Moore, M and M Recovery