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Richard Dale Messenger, age 66

Richard Dale Messenger, age 66, of Carlisle, Arkansas passed away on Tuesday, March 2, 2021. He was born on November 3, 1954 to the late Bill Messenger and Reva Martin in Mountain View, Missouri.

He loved fishing, watching football, and listening to music, especially Willie Nelson. Richard loved to barbeque, spending time with his family, and eating good food.

Richard is preceded in death by his parents, Bill Messenger, and Reva Houck; siblings, Ron Messenger, and Donna Muff; son, Bradley Messenger; and grandson Logan Ponder.

He will be missed by his wife, Sandra Messenger; children Becki Ponder, Tanya Wagner, James Martin, and Rick Messenger Jr.; stepchildren Willie Whittington, and Wendy Whittington; thirteen grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brother Larry Houck; step brother Sam Houck; and brother in-law Bob Muff.

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


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