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Donald D. Gephardt

March 28, 1937 — March 18, 2024

Donald D. Gephardt

Donald David Gephardt, born March 28, 1937 in Denver, Colorado, passed away on March 17, 2024 at the age of 86. Don lived in North Little Rock, Arkansas.

Don lived in Colorado and Texas before moving to Arkansas, first in Brinkley and then Little Rock. He graduated from Little Rock Central High School. He studied at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and then received a bachelor’s degree at Oklahoma State University. He had a long career at IBM as a Hardware Support Specialist. Following that career, he held various positions including mission coordination work at Park Hill Baptist Church. 

Don was an active worshipper, volunteer, and Deacon at Park Hill Baptist Church. He was also an active volunteer with statewide efforts including Arkansas Baptist Disaster Relief. His Disaster Relief service included radio communication which utilized his long-time amateur radio enthusiasm and expertise. He loved the outdoors and hikes with friends. He was a distance bicyclist with uncommon stamina and biked across the country as part of the American Lung Association Big Ride. He also was a gold and silver multi-medalist in the Arkansas and Mississippi Senior Olympics.  Don loved music and he performed with a string band and the choir. 

Don was the son of Marion Tichenor and Robert Gephardt. He is survived by his loving companion Anna Faye House and sons Douglas (Allison) and Dennis (Ansley Samson) Gephardt, and his grandchildren Caitlin, Christopher, Benjamin, Warner, and Audrey. He was preceded in death by his wife of over 60 years, Carol Dian (d. 2019) as well as five siblings Nellie, Marguerite, Esther, Maesel and Ernest.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Park Hill Baptist Church, Missions Fund, 201 East C Avenue, North Little Rock, AR 72116.

Visitation will be at 10:00 am, March 23th, 2019 at Park Hill Baptist Church in North Little Rock, Arkansas. Following that, a memorial service will be held at 11:00 am in the same location.



Arrangements by Smith North Little Rock Funeral Home, 1921 Main St. North Little Rock, AR  72114. 501-758-1170.
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