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Jeffery Alan Tedder

Jeffery Alan Tedder age 59, of Acorn, Arkansas passed away Sunday, September 22, 2019 in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Jeff was born on April 30, 1960 in Murfreesboro, Arkansas to the late Bobby Jack Tedder and the late Erma Faye Mack Tedder.  He worked in the Logging Business for many years. Jeff enjoyed traveling around the country.  He liked to farm and spend time with his adored grandchildren. He was a loving father, grandfather, step-son, brother, and friend to all who knew him.

He is survived by his wife of almost forty years, Diane Tedder of Acorn, Arkansas; sons: Greg Tedder and wife Jerusha of Acorn, Arkansas and Chris Tedder and wife Tawaynea of Acorn, Arkansas; a daughter, Pamela Brown of Colorado Springs, Colorado; grandchildren: Donevin, Kaylee, Isaac, Sarah, Bella, Christian, Olivia, and Amelia; step-father, Gene Lance of Cabot, Arkansas; brothers:  Bobby Ray Tedder and wife Rosie of Acorn, Arkansas and Joe Tedder and wife Gale of Madisonville, Texas; step-sister, Jeannine Higgs of Yorktown, Texas; step-brother, Tony Lance of Cabot, Arkansas; and a large and loving family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bobby Jack and Erma Tedder and sister, Sherry McNeill.

Funeral service will be Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at The Crossing Church with Brother Joey Pittman, Brother Bill Dunahoo, and Brother Victor Rowell officiating. Interment will follow in the Owens Chapel Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Tedder, Joel Tedder, Dusty Tedder, Cameron Wagner, Ricky Sirmon and Gene Whisenhunt.  Family and friends visitation will be Tuesday, September 24, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Beasley-Wood Chapel.

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