of Yellville, AR
July 13, 1949 - December 5, 2020
Donald Richard "Big Daddy Don" Nordyke, age 71, of Yellville, Arkansas passed away Saturday December 5, 2020 at his home with his four children by his side.Don was born July 13, 1949 in Bucyrus, Ohio to the late Aaron and Mildred (Gardner) Nordyke. He had lived in the Yellville area for the past 5 years. He was a United States Navy veteran, serving during Vietnam on the USS Keppler 765 which was the only ship hit with enemy fire during that war. He loved to drink beer and sing, and he enjoyed fishing. But above all he loved his time with his family. He was loved by everyone and had a great sense of humor.He is survived by his son Jason Nordyke of Yellville; his daughters: Toni Nordyke, Jodi Elam (Bill) of Yellville, Kendra Nordyke of Mountain Home; his brothers Terry Nordyke of Carey, Ohio; and his twin Mike Nordyke of Berwich, Ohio; his sisters: Phyllis Sigler of Creston, Ohio; Louise Treadway of Wharton, Ohio; Donna Roberts, Marilyn Toops, and Rebecca Taylor all of Upper Sandusky, Ohio; eight grandchildren: Rick (Annabelle), Savanna, Troy, Sarrah, Gavin, Ray, Jordan, and Becky; and eight great-grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Linda Nordyke; his son Rick Nordyke; his grandson James Deen; his brothers: James Nordyke, Thomas Nordyke; and his sisters: Arlene Richards, Sara York, Patricia DeJen, and Toni Kay Nordyke.Arrangements by Roller Burns are private.A memorial service will be held by the family at a later date.
He was a great man!! Great sense of humor!! He will be missed!!
prayers with the family
He was a great person. Love talking with him. One of the best joke tellers I ever heard. He will be missed. Rest in peace.
So sorry for yalls loss,he was a great man!
You were the best uncle. You will be sadly missed.
Jodi, Toni, and Jason,You all have our deepest sympathy. So sorry for your loss.You and your family are in our thoughts, and prayers. May God help you all through this time. God bless you.
Such an awesome person ❤️
So sorry for your loss. Deepest sympathy. Prayers for comfort and peace.
We are so sorry for your loss.
I am so sorry for your loss. I have so many fond memories of (great) uncle Don. He was so funny and I used to love listening to him walk around singing his heart out. I'm so sorry again if there's anything at all you need please let me know I love all of y'all so much! Sending lots of positive vibes and prayers in this difficult time!! God Bless! Lots of love, Ashley ❤
I will always remember the few evenings I got to spend with you and your family out under your carport during one of the most difficult times in all of your lives. Thank you for letting me be there with all of you. I love your kids and you and know you are now at peace. Love and prayers, Shannon.
I’m so sorry to the family that I can’t be there during this difficult time. I love you all so much and I will pray for each one of you! It was a pleasure to know don and I’m so sorry for your loss. ❤️
We are all so very sorry for the loss of y'all's daddy. He was such a pleasure to he around. Always so much fun and he could make anyone laugh. He was most definitly a "One of a Kind" kind of man. Listening to him sing was always a pleasure. Will miss him so very much. Loved him dearly. Please let us know if we can do anything or help in anyway. We all love you so much. Tammy, Elvin, Dakota, Jennifer, Cory, Lil man Cory, Terra, and bavy Christian Weaver. Loved by so many.
We love you all and our prayers are with you
So sorry for your loss. Keeping the family in prayer during this difficult time
Jodi & family, I am so sorry. My heart is breaking for all of you. You are in our prayers. If you need anything, let me know. I love you.
Prayers for all of my cousins. Uncle Ricky was such a fun loving guy. We always loved your visits when we were kids. Rest in Peace
Rest in heaven Uncle Rick, great memories of you! Give mom a hug please!
I’m so very sorry for your loss. The entire Nordyke Family is in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. “Big Don” was a special man and will be missed by many. ❤️
Very Sorry to hear this news. Big Daddy was a hell of a man and loved his family. He will be missed by many but cherished by all. Prayers, hugs and kisses from the Ply’s.Shawn, B.J. And Katie
Praying for y’all RIP Uncle Ricky love you cancer sucks
Uncle Rick (Donald Nordyke) will be missed. I can remember him coming to our house when he was on furlough from the Navy - I have always loved the navel uniform because of him and his brothers. I can remember he was one big kid when he visited. Mom has a picture of him on a swing set at our house and that is how i will always see him. I am so sorry for your lose. I am so glad mom (Aunt Phyllis) is our there to help you for a little while.
I am so sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
A better place now. No pain, no suffering....Celebrate his life and cherish the memories. Prayers to all left behind, and may you find strength in knowing who he is now with again.
I am So sorry for Your Loss Prayers for all Family and Friends.
I thought the world of Don, he always had a way of making people laugh or at least smile. I've laughed at so many jokes he use to tell..most of all I'll always and forever remember loving to hear that man sing his heart out!! To all of you kids, I'm so very very sorry for your loss, if there's anything I can do or if you just need somone to talk to please don't hesitate to get ahold of me!! Lots of love, prayers, & good vibes sent to you all...he was one of a kind & will never be forgotten,, I love you all, SHEILA. 😌🙌🙏❤️
I am so sorry for your loss . Love the Hodges family
I’m so sorry for the families loss. Papa Don was loved by so many!!!! I’m sending my love to you all!!!