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Earl Wayne Richey

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 www.backstrom-pyeatte.com.




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The Class of '58 (Rogers) wishes to offer our sincere sympathy to Wayne's family.

Ron, I talked to you once when I called to get a report on Wayne's condition. I remember Wayne as very quiet and well mannered. May your fond memories help to sustain you in your loss.

Sincerely, Rolene (Williams) Massie, Class of '58.

Rolene (Williams) Massie Sep 8 2020 12:00 AM

Wayne and Ronald D you both will be remembered as great friends and Wayne as a very smart young man when we were in RHS hi school. Wayne made many friends and will be missed by all. He was the only friend that I had that could actually use a slide rule and calculate with it. I had not seen Wayne since Dec of 87 when he came into my hospital room to see if I was the friend he used to know when he did my blood work for my bypass in Springdale hospital. Again the Richeys were well thought of when they lived S W of Rogers.

Jeff Moser Sep 7 2020 12:00 AM