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John Douglas Richards VI, age 73

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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13 Comments

  • Ann Shirley Simmons Posted October 15, 2020 1:02 PM

    Prayers for peace and comfort for the family. I went yo school with Doug.

  • Ben and Carissa Frost Posted October 16, 2020 4:07 AM

    We are praying for peace for his family. He was such a wonderful man and we will miss his kind and sweet spirit that he showed us every time we saw him.

  • Jim & Charlotte Case Posted October 16, 2020 12:22 PM

    We’re so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with the family

  • Arleta Power Posted October 16, 2020 1:46 PM

    I remember playing with John and his siblings.It was a time of security, rules, our national flag respected, He grew up to be a good man. May he Rest In Peace.

  • Ralph and Peggy (Joseph) Havens Posted October 16, 2020 4:36 PM

    Sorry to hear about Doug. Our thoughts and prayers go to the Richards family. Cherish the memories.

  • John Chenault Posted October 16, 2020 4:57 PM

    I am so sorry for your loss and am praying for your families healing. Doug was a kind and thoughtful individual. He will be missed.

  • Jeanna Scoggins Posted October 16, 2020 9:48 PM

    I’m still in shock as many others are to have Doug taken so unexpectedly. He carried a kind heart and raised me for most of my life and gave taught me what love and family truly was. As he joins the angels above I know he will always be watching over us.

    • Robyn Riddell Posted October 23, 2020 12:22 PM

      Love you cousin! My prayers are with you!

  • Bess Overton Posted October 17, 2020 12:55 PM

    Doug was a valued member of our church: Life Tabernacle in Macon AR. Doug will be missed greatly. Many thoughts and prayers for his family❤️

  • Shirley Polk Posted October 19, 2020 2:06 PM

    May God bring peace and comfort to the family in your loss of Doug, he was a mentor to a lot of people. God bless each and everyone of you.

  • Renee Posted October 19, 2020 2:24 PM

    Tiffany and family
    I’m so sorry for your loss! You will be in my prayers. You will see him again some day. May the Lord hold you in the palm of his hand through this rough time in your life. Love and hugs to sll!

  • Emery Posted October 19, 2020 7:10 PM

    I’m praying for this family. I hope everyone finds peace and joy with your memory Doug I pray your son Timothy feels your hands on him Doug .. we love you grandpa.. Emery and Adalynn

  • Bart Taylor Posted October 22, 2020 1:05 PM

    My prayers are for you as you go through this difficult time. We grew up together on Smoky lane and ran with each other during high school’s and after. Great friend.

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