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Earl Wayne Richey

January 1, 1941 — September 4, 2020

Earl Wayne Richey, 79, of Siloam Springs, Arkansas, passed away Friday, September 4, 2020 at the Siloam Springs Nursing and Rehab.


Earl was born January 1, 1941, the first new year child born in 1941 in Siloam Springs. He was the son of William Henry Richey and Beulah Marie Barnes Richey. Earl received his Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology and worked for 30 years at the Springdale Hospital and the Gravette Hospital as a Medical Tech.

He was a member of the Weddington Missionary Baptist Church and enjoyed hunting and fishing.  Earl served honorably in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War Era, serving in Germany as a Tech on Hercules Missiles.


He is survived by one brother, Ronald Richey of Siloam Springs and several nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Kenneth Richey and three sisters, Wanda Lee Richey, Freda Marie Grubbs and Mary Ruth Jacobs.


Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 2:00pm at the Weddington Cemetery.  Pastor Doug Brown will officiate the service under the direction of the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home of Siloam Springs. To sign online guestbook please go to




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Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Backstrom Pyeatte Funeral Home - Siloam Springs

1401 E Main St, Siloam Springs, AR 72761

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