John Douglas Richards VI, 73, of Little Rock, Arkansas passed away on October 9, 2020. He was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on December 14, 1946 to John Douglas Richards Jr. and Audrey Mae McMoran Richards.
Doug loved his church family, his own family, daughter Tiffany, and his grandchildren. He would do anything for you, and was loved by many friends. Doug served proudly for 6 years in the United States Army National Guard 212th Signal Battalion.
Doug grew up on Smokey Lane and Crystal Hill Road, he attended Oak Grove till the ninth grade and then graduated from Sylvan Hills High School in 1964; he attended UCA in Conway for two years, then went to work for the Union Pacific Railroad in which he was a conductor on the west end, he worked for Little Rock Motor Rebuilder traveling the state calling on shops; he worked part time driver for Atlas Auto Auction in Little Rock, he then worked for Hawker Beechcraft in the Parts Department where he later retired. He loved cars and he loved to drag race both on the street and on the strip. Some of the fast cars that he owned were the ‘29 Ford Roadster, 55 Chevy, ‘64 Corvette Roadster, new ‘66 GTO and he was a part owner with two other railroaders, Bruce Hurst and Brother, Dwayne Richards, on a ‘69 Z/28, the engine was out of the ‘69 Snoopy Corvette, which was the fastest street car of that time period, and Dick Bean’s Racing Jet Boat, and he owned a Bricklin . The ‘69 Z/28 which was in the 1974 issue of the National Dragster Magazine, all the cars were very fast and won lots of races and money on the street and raced at the Carlisle Drag Strip. He repaired, drove and sold f cars & trucks, ever since beginning around the young age of 16. Doug loved women and he married three, but just dated the rest of them.
Doug is preceded by his parents John Douglas Richards Jr. and Audrey Mae McMoran Richards.
Doug will be missed by his daughter Tiffany Stewart (Kevin) of Sherwood; grandchildren Lily Stewart and Hudson Stewart; sister Derhonda Strzelecki of the Florida Keys, and Denise Case of Dallas, Texas; brothers David Richards of Greenbrier, Arkansas, Damon Richards of Maumelle, Arkansas, and Dwayne Richards of Maumelle, Arkansas; step children Chris and Jeanna Scroggins of Dallas, Texas, and Tim Scroggins of North Little Rock; and his side step son Muncie Price of Sherwood, Arkansas.
Graveside service will be held at Crestlawn Memorial Park, 472 US 64 Conway, Arkansas. Visitation will begin at 1:00 P.M. followed by graveside service at 2:00 P.M.
Arrangements entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400
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