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Willis “Dick” Dean Staggs

Willis-Staggs-1Willis “Dick” Dean Staggs, age 82, of Mena, died Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at the Waldron Nursing Center in Waldron, Arkansas.  He was born on Monday, April 17, 1933 to Edd and Nellie Margaret Richey Staggs in Black Fork, Arkansas.

Dick loved the Lord and served him with all his heart.  He served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict and was honorably discharged. He enjoyed going fishing and hunting.  He worked 29 years at US Motors before his retirement.  He also enjoyed bowling and playing softball.  Dick was a loving father, brother, grandfather, uncle and friend and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Dorothy Staggs; one son, Robert Staggs; two brothers, Wayne Staggs and Eddie Staggs and his brother-in-law, Glen Cole and sister-in-law, Mary Staggs.

Dick is survived by his three sons; Scott Cloutier of San Juan Bautista, California, Ronald Staggs of Mena, and Chris Staggs of Mena; one daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Dale Loyd of Mena; two sisters and brother-in-law, Wanda Cole of Fort Smith and Betty and Ralph Wiles of Mena; seven grandchildren, Scott Skaggs, Eric Cross, Cody Fletcher, Christopher Staggs, Austin Staggs, Erica Roles and Charles Roles; one great-granddaughter, Jayda Staggs; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

A graveside service will be Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. at the Walnut Grove Cemetery near Beauchamp, Arkansas with Brother Charles (Chuck) Holmes.  Visitation will be general.  Arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena.

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