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Frederick “Rick” H. Homer Jr. 61

Frederick “Rick” H. Homer Jr. 61, of Sherwood, Arkansas gained his angel wings on Sunday, May 19, 2019. He was born on November 23, 1957 in Little Rock, Arkansas to Frederick H. Homer Sr, and Alma Homer. Rick served as a volunteer fireman for the Gravel Ridge Volunteer Fire Department from the time he was sixteen years old until his retirement in 1996. He had a heart of gold and was always willing to help anyone who was in need.

He leaves behind his loving wife of 42 years Avanda Homer; mother Alma Homer; daughter Kayla Yagel (Matthew); sister Dianna McCallie (Gary) and several other loving family members and friends. Rick is preceded in death by his father Frederick H. Homer Sr. and his sister Denna Beavers.

A Family memorial celebration of life will be held on May 30, 2019 at 5:00pm at Kellogg Valley Baptist Church in Sherwood, Arkansas. 

Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400. 


  • Andy Traffanstedt Posted May 22, 2019 6:41 PM

    So sorry to hear about Rick. Will be praying for the family. Rick was a huge part of Gravel Ridge Fire Department. He helped so many people on fire and rescue calls. He made Gravel Ridge a much safer place with his service.

  • Bryce Zitterich Posted May 22, 2019 8:32 PM

    Thoughts and prayers to Avanda, Kayla, Alma and the rest of the family. Rick was 1 of a kind. He taught me a lot when I started at Gravel Ridge Fire Dept. Rest peacefully brother.

  • Janet Bloodworth Posted May 26, 2019 8:27 PM

    So sorry for your loss, God bless you and your family and heal your broken hearts.

  • Justin Turner Posted August 6, 2020 2:09 AM

    My dad, Danny Turner, was a volunteer firefighter in Gravel Ridge in the late 80s until his death in the 90s. I have a lot of fond memories of Christmas parties at the fire station and good memories of Rick and Avanda. I’m just neither would remember me, but I remember you guys. I hope the sorrow of his death is short and the good memories are long.

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