Richard Lee Treadwell age 73 was born 12/10/44 and passed away on 10/13/18. He was born in Mena, AR and attended school in Hatfield, Arkansas.
Joined the Army at age 17 in March 1962 and retired in March 1983.
He served with the 82nd Airborne Division as a US Infantry Paratrooper, Green Beret Special Forces and Mess Sergeant. He was awarded the Parachutist Badge and the Combat Infantryman Badge. He served 3 tours in Vietnam and 4 tours in Germany. He worked as a Department of the Army civilian from 1983 to 2003 and retired from the Baynes-Jones Army Community Hospital Nutrition Care Division and many soldiers and hospital patients enjoyed his meals.
During his retirement from 2003 to 2018 he was an entrepreneur and small business owner in the Rosepine, Louisiana area.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dick and Fan Treadwell; brother Jack Treadwell; nephew Guyland Evins; nephew Michael Clegg; brother-in-law Chester Evins
He is survived by his wife Kim Treadwell of Vicksburg, Mississippi. Sisters Mary Evins of Austin, Texas; Jill Clegg of Mena, Arkansas. Children Lea Ann Whitfield (Bryan) of Oviedo, Florida; Vicki Brunks of Corpus Christi, Texas; Kevin Treadwell (Agata) of Louisville, Kentucky; Michael Treadwell of Oviedo, Florida; Crael Ceanet Rode (Russell) of Mena, Arkansas. Step-children William Lewis, Jr. of Venice, Texas and Belinda Lewis of South Lake, Texas. He had 10 Grandchildren and 2 Great grandchildren
Funeral Services will be held on Friday, October 26, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Chaddick Funeral Home, 1931 N. Pine Street, in DeRidder, Louisiana 70634.
Military Honors Ceremony will be at Ft. Polk VA Cemetery following funeral services
Flowers are welcome, however, a donation to the DeRidder Humane Society of West Louisiana will be just as appreciated. They are located at 19301 Lake Charles Hwy., DeRidder , LA 70634 337-462-3321