Richard Eugene Young, age 79, of Arkadelphia, passed from this life on Saturday, March 11, 2023, at Nightingale Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Arkadelphia. He was born June 1, 1943, in Topeka, KS, the son of the late James Wesley and Jessie Jean McLean Young.
Richard held a business degree from the University of North Dakota. He owned and operated a power washing business for several years. Richard was of the Methodist Faith. He was a United States Army veteran, during the Vietnam War, but stationed and serving in Germany.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.
Survivors are one son, David Young of Siloam Springs, five daughters, Marla Dejesus of Dunlap, TN, Tanya Taylor of Prince George, VA, Virginia Young of Hopewell, VA, Pamela Dunlap of Arkadelphia and Heidi Prewett of Dunlap, TN, eleven grandchildren, Daniel Taylor, Rebecca Taylor, Dwight Bowers, Dionna Hicks, Drake Shearin, Dominique Harvey, Zachary Harvey, Samuel Harvey, Jasmine Harvey, David Young, Jr. and Dahlia Young, three great grandchildren, Lucas Hicks, Kennedy Hicks and November Harvey, one sister, Elizabeth Rosenwald of Grand Junction, CO, and one brother, Tom Young of Colorado Springs, CO.
Graveside services will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday March 23, 2023, at the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery in North Little Rock with Military Honors.
Visitation is from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Wednesday at Welch Funeral Home.
Final arrangements are entrusted to The Welch Funeral Home of Arkadelphia. Visit www.welchfh.net to sign the guest book.