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Joseph Richard Bickle, 80

Joseph Richard Bickle, 80, of Heber Springs passed away on Wednesday, December 12, 2018.  He was born in El Paso, Texas on March 25, 1938 to Joseph Ray and Nellie Ruth Bickle.

He proudly retired from the El Paso, Texas Fire Department, he was a great cook who loved to fish and was a loving, compassionate, kind father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

He is preceded in death by his parents, a son Daniel Richard Bickle, two sisters Eva Lee Bickle and Shirley Ray Linville and one brother Tommy Stephan Bickle.

He leaves behind two daughters Melanie Bickle and Virginia Bickle; one son Ray Shawn Bickle; grandchildren Autumn Hildreth, Joshua Bickle, Gabriel Bickle, Matthew Bickle, Jacob Bickle, September Bickle and Daniel Bickle; one great-grandchild Bonnie Hildreth; one sister Virginia Babb.

Arrangements are under the trusted direction of  A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400



  • Melanie Bickle Posted December 17, 2018 3:07 PM

    I will miss you, but I know one day I will see you in heaven.
    Love Melanie

  • Frances LaRose Bickle Johnson Posted December 18, 2018 2:25 PM

    My maiden name is Bickle. Ray was my half-brother. He was in my home numerous times over the years passing through Little Rock to Stone County and visiting Naomi. I did not ever meet any member of his family but learned a lot about you through his visits and correspondence. I am very sorry to read of the passing of his son. That would be my nephew. My mother, Gayle Bickle, was Ray’s stepmother. He was 12 when my mother and daddy married. My deepest sympathy goes out to you all.

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