Richard Gerald Edwards III

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Richard Gerald Edwards, III, 65, of Leachville, passed from this life Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born Oct. 9, 1948, in Little Rock, he was the son of the late Richard and Mildred Whistle Edwards and was raised in the Whistleville community. He was a 1966 graduate of Dell High School and was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. He had been a Leachville resident for the past 30 years, was a retired farmer, and was a member of the Leachville Masonic Lodge #689.

He leaves his wife of 32 years, Karen Glass Edwards of the home; one son, Wade Edwards of Leachville; one daughter, Kara Holt of Jonesboro; one brother, Jason Edwards of Blytheville; and one sister, Suzanne Edwards of Leachville.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the Howard Funeral Service Chapel in Leachville with Hershel Conley officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Leachville Cemetery.

The family will receive visitors Wednesday from noon until service time at the funeral home.

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