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Richard Lynn Philpot

Richard Lynn Philpot

Richard Lynn Philpot, 60, of Mena, Arkansas died on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 in Mena, Arkansas.

He was born February 9, 1960 to Leon Gerald Philpot and Jeannie Gann.

Richard loved to watch Razorback and Bearcat sports, collecting cowboy hats, and above all else, WWE wrestling.

He is survived by his parents, Leon and Monta Philpot, Jeannie Gann, and Buddy and Sue Bean; brother, David Philpot and wife Bernice; sisters, Kim Hurst and husband Danny, Shelly Ward and husband Dane, Heather Barron and husband John David; grandmother, Vera Gann and special friend, Ed McCormick.. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Walter and Gracie Philpot, and Nolan Gann.

Honorary Pallbearers are Greg Philpot, Levi Romine, Adam Hurst, Mark Hurst, Tyler Hurst, Austin Hurst, Alex Hurst, Dexter Ward, Peyton Barron and Drew Barron.

Graveside service will be Friday, November 20, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Cherry Hill Cemetery under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

Visitation will be 6:00 p.m.-8 p.m.  Thursday, November 19, 2020 at the funeral home.

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