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Edward Neal Geater, age 87

Edward Neal Geater, 87, of Stuttgart passed away on May 16, 2020.  He was born in Monroe County, Arkansas on March 31, 1933 to the late Neeley A. and Katie Mae (Coffey) Geater.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend.  He retired from Riceland Food after a long career as an Office Manager, he is a proud veteran of the United States Army, he accepted the Lord as his Savior and was a member of the 1st Christian Church, a member of Jaycee’s and a member of the American Legion.

He is preceded in death by two daughters, Gail Jones and Danita Gillespie; five brothers J.D. Geater, Jimmy Geater, Don Geater, Jerry Geater and Kenneth Geater and one sister Linda Geater.

Edward leaves behind his loving wife, Mary Ann (Owens) Geater of Stuttgart; two sons David N. Geater (Shirley) of Cabot, Edward L. Geater (Karen) of Benton; two brothers Keith Geater of Stuttgart and Bill Geater of Oxley; step-son Ronnie Jones (Kim) of DeValls Bluff; step-daughter Sharon Hunt (Travis) of Carlisle; 19 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; many friends and extended family.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you for all the calls, cards, flowers and prayers for our family, and also we would like to say Thank you to Dr. Gentry and her team at CARTI.

Visitation will be at 1:00 PM at Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 1st Christian Church, 10th and Main, Stuttgart, Arkansas with funeral service to begin at 2:00 PM with Rev. Dr. Donald Warren.  Burial will be at Hazen Cemetery, Hazen, Arkansas following the service.

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


  • Billye Shaw Posted May 18, 2020 6:03 PM

    A wonderful man. I will remember his smiles and laughter always. Prayers always for the family.

  • Ashley B Moody Posted May 18, 2020 9:06 PM

    The best Papaw anyone could ever ask for!!! I love you and will miss you so very much!! We know we will see your smiling face in Heaven one day. Love you Papaw!!!

  • clara and cindy lusk Posted May 19, 2020 4:24 AM

    so sorry for your loss.

  • Vera Doepel Posted May 19, 2020 7:36 AM

    Wonderful Man great Family

  • DARRELL AND ANNETTE BRYANT Posted May 19, 2020 8:07 AM


  • Mary Gaines Posted May 19, 2020 9:43 AM

    Pops was a sweet and gentle man.
    He will be truly missed.

  • Lauri Wessel Posted May 19, 2020 11:20 AM

    Sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace

  • Patrick McCormack Posted May 19, 2020 2:58 PM

    Prayers of comfort for the family.

  • Dick Hoffman Posted May 19, 2020 3:44 PM

    So sorry for your loss, Ed. We will be praying for peace and comfort for you and your family.

  • Rick Hefley Posted May 19, 2020 8:32 PM

    Ed was my supervisor at Riceland Foods back in the 80s wonderful person.

  • Diann kinder stephens Posted May 19, 2020 10:08 PM

    I remember many good times at your house as a little girl! Prayers to the family! Love ,
    Diann kinder stephens
    ” Scooter “

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