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Brenda Jane Knobbe

February 21, 1943 until April 28, 2024

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Richard Hoyt Epting Sr., age 81, of Little Flock died Sunday, April 28, 2024 at his residence. He was born February 21, 1943 in Birmingham, Alabama the son of Margaret Gentry and Hoyt Epting.

He enjoyed camping, fishing, and time in the outdoors, and working with his hands with Epting Plumbing Company since he was a teenager. He was a second generation plumber learning from his father, which Richard taught to his son Scotty to carry on the family business. Richard earned his Lifetime Master Plumbing License many years ago.

Richard served in the Arkansas National Guard for six years. He grew up in West Memphis where he graduated from High School in 1961. He moved to Northwest Arkansas in August 1990. He was a member of First Baptist Rogers for many years. He was preceded in death by: his parents, and one sister; Cassie Ferguson.

Richard is survived by: his wife; Sheila of 50 years, whom he married October 5, 1973, one daughter; Christy Bradberry and her husband Sean, of Little Flock, two sons; Ricky Epting and his wife Iris, of Rogers, Scotty Epting and his wife Suzi, of Little Flock, two sisters; Emogene Farmer, of Martin, Tennessee, Carolyn Dupont, of Georgia, seven grandchildren; Dylan Eichler, Nic Eichler, Kynzi Perryman and her husband Corbyn, Lillian Epting, Vivian Epting, Tatum Epting, Tillman Epting, and one great-granddaughter; Addy Eichler.

The celebration of Richard’s life will begin at 11am on Wednesday, May 1st at First Baptist Rogers Olive Street Campus with Pastor Wade Tomlinson officiating. Interment was at Tucks Chapel Cemetery located in Rogers.

Pallbearers will be: Kyle Griffin, Dow Griffin, Shane Griffin, Reece Hogins, Dylan Eichler, and Nicolas Eichler. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Corbyn Perryman, Shad McAdams, Luke Moffitt, and Sean Bradberry.

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