Dick sailed peacefully on to his final destination January 12th, leaving behind a loving wife, family and friends.
Dick never met a stranger. From the minute he met you he made you feel you had known each other for a lifetime. He loved and lived life to the fullest. He loved his family first, his friends, The Cleveland Browns, horse racing and whiskey in no certain order!
Dick was born October 20th, 1938 in Dayton Ohio, to William and Velma Bennett Jeffery. He grew up in Dayton and attended elementary school at EJ Brown and Fairview High (Go Bulldogs Class of 57). Dick met his first wife, Sharon Kemp in high school. They later married and had two sons, Scott and Matthew. He worked in the chemical business for many years traveling the Midwest, eventually moving to Little Rock, Arkansas where he met and married the love of his life, Linda Johnson. Linda had two young daughters, Terra and Heather, which he raised and loved dearly.
He loved his community and was actively engaged prior to his retirement. He was the former executive manager of Maumelle Water Co., the former Chairman of the Maumelle Public Facilities Board, and a member of the Maumelle Rotary Club where he received the Paul Harris Fellow designation.
Dick was a proud husband, Dad, and Papa. He deeply loved his extended family, brothers & sisters in law, many nieces, nephews and friends. He loved life to the fullest and took great pleasure in spending time with family and friends, traveling and cruising to new destinations. He and Linda were schedule for a cruise on the 28th of Jan. but God had a different agenda and Dick traveled to his final destination on the 12th.
Dick was predeceased by his sister Carol Jeffery and his parents. He is survived by his wife Linda of 42 years, two sons, Greg Scott Jeffery (Carol), Matthew Jeffery, two daughters, Terra Hartsfield (Chad), Heather Pannell (Clint), 8 grandchildren; Ryan Jeffery, Benjamin Jeffery, Tyler Jeffery, Jordan Liggett, Jenna DePaz, Taylor Brady, Hayden Brady, and Kaleigh Reaves; 6 great grandchildren and 2 that are soon to arrive. In addition to his family, he leaves behind his beloved companion, Lady, who has been by his side since his retirement.
Dick was a friend to all and will be missed by many. A celebration of life in true Dick Jeffery style will be held from 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM Saturday, February 10, 2024 at the Maumelle Event Center (10910 Maumelle Blvd.) where stories will be shared and glasses will be raised in memory of a life well lived.