Richard Leon Weatherly of Boles, Arkansas passed from this life on Tuesday, August 30, 2022, surrounded by his loving family. He was 70 years old. Richard was born June 3, 1952 in Dallas Texas to Richard and Sarah Lou (Mash) Weatherly.
For many years, Richard was a long-distance truck driver with his parents and friend Big Jack Williams. He was known by his cb handle as Fat Albert. He later came to work at Tyson Foods and drove a truck for 15 years. This is where he met his lifelong friends: Roy Wadkins, Randy Payne, Robert Slagle, Snuffy Johnston and Jimmy Dale Solomon. Richard enjoyed grilling and barbecuing, hunting, fishing, farming and being with friends and family. He loved to relax in his recliner with his dogs, Timmy and Emma, and watching hummingbirds. As well as being in the hay field telling Tyler and Wade what they were doing wrong.
Richard leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife, whom he called Maw, Linda (Boren) Weatherly; his mother, Sarah Weatherly;three children who called him Dad or Big Daddy: Renee Abraham and husband Brian, Crystal Ditgen and husband Bobby, and Douglas Mays and wife Leanne. Paw Paw will forever by missed by nine grandkids:Tyler Mays and wife JayJay, Tiffany Chenault and husband Gary, Michael, Dustin, Bladyn, Trevor, Amanda, Dylan and Raylyn and seven great-grandkids; Addie, Carter, Ruger, Emery, Deacon, Brooks and Stetson. Richard is also survived by three sisters: Linda Baker and husband Joey of Texas, Margaret Glenn and husband Chris and Deidre Ridenhour all of Waldron, Arkansas. Richard will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives he impacted including a host of beloved nieces and nephews, close friends and neighbors he loved dearly.
He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Lavearn Weatherly; two sons, Richard Eugene Weatherly and Kerry Weatherly; and grandmother, Granny Mash
Richard’s Celebration of Life will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, September 1, 2022, at the Solid Rock Pentecostal Church of God in Y-City, Arkansas with Rev. Mike Shaddon and Rev. Herman Woodard officiating. Interment will immediately follow at Dooley Cemetery in Boles, Arkansas. Arrangements and cremation are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.
Richard’s pallbearers will be: Wade Ridenhour, Douglas Mays, Tyler Mays, Dustin Mays, Bladyn Mays, Michael Henry, Trevor Shores, Bobby Ditgen, Dylan Ditgen and Brian Abraham.
Visitation will be Thursday, September 1, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. until the funeral hour at the Solid Rock Pentecostal Church of God in Y-City, Arkansas.