Richard Frank Needles

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of Clarksville, AR

October 28, 1949 - January 12, 2023

Richard Frank Needles, 73, of Clarksville passed away Thursday, January 12, 2023 in Clarksville. He was born October 28, 1949 in Kansas City, Missouri to his parents, Richard Fletcher and Ethel (Taylor) Needles. Richard received the Award of the Bronze Star Medal for Heroism on January 18, 1970 at the Republic of Vietnam. He also received the Award of the Air Medal. Richard is a retired Navy Veteran. He enjoyed watching tv and using all types of remote-control toys.

Richard is preceded in death by his parents, Richard Fletcher and Ethel (Taylor) Needles; one sister, Martha and one grandson, Vincent Needles.

He is survived by his wife, Debra Needles; three sons, Joseph Needles, Charles (Sarah) Needles and Timothy Needles; two daughters, Kim and Chrystal (Jimmy) Hale; four grandchildren, Brian Flood, Gunnar Miller, Desirae Miller and Isabella Needles; three great grandchildren, Sabrina Flood, Edwin Flood and Angel Ware; one brother, Joseph Needles; one sister, Patricia Detiege and a host of other family and friends.

Cremation is under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home. Online obituary at

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6 Condolence(s)
Ella bullock
Knoxville, AR
Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Sorry for your loss .

JoEllia Sword
Dixon, IL
Monday, January 16, 2023

So sorry for your loss.
Praying 🙏 for all of the family.
He is feeling no pain and spending time with all the his loved ones in heaven.

Louesia Green
Rockford, IL
Sunday, January 15, 2023

Sorry for loss. Will miss you Richard. 😔

Angela & Damon Pritchard
Clarksville, AR
Friday, January 13, 2023

Debbie, we are saddened to hear of Richard’s passing. He was always so friendly and funny. He will be missed. We are here for you. Please don’t hesitate to reach out. Prayers for peace and comfort.

Connie Hale
Clarksville, AR
Friday, January 13, 2023

I'm so sorry for your loss I send my condolences. May he rest in love and peace

Joseph needles
Decorah, IA
Thursday, January 12, 2023

Dave, Charla, Sharon needles and I would like to send our most sincere sympathy in the loss of Richard. May God hold Richard and his family and his friends in his arms during this most difficult time. Deb, Crystal, Charles, Tim, I love and miss you all. Rest in peace Richard you'll be truly missed.