Richard R. Stegall, 1935-2015

Richard Stegall

Richard Stegall

The Rev. Richard R. Stegall, 80, of Fort Smith passed away Monday, Aug. 24, 2015.

He was born July 14, 1935, in Blanco, Okla., to the late William George Stegall and Armadia Snow-Stegall. A retired associate member of the Arkansas Conference, he served more than 32 years in the church, including appointments in the Louisiana and North Arkansas Conferences. He was a member of the Lions Club and United Methodist Men, and a fan of the Dallas Cowboys and Arkansas Razorbacks.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Norma Jean Bruno.

He is survived by his wife of 48½ years, Elizabeth, a retired local pastor in the Arkansas Conference; one son, Steven Stegall and his wife Min Sticat-Stegall of Van Buren; two daughters, Linda Baschek and her husband Harold of Fort Smith, and Loretta Prpich and her husband Michael of Berryville; one brother, Bill Stegall and his wife Faye of Oklahoma City; three sisters, Mary Jo Crosby and her husband Bing of Van Buren, Patsy Stegall of Van Buren and Virginia Enloe of Saleen, La.; seven grandchildren, Kathleen Stegall, Eric Barr, Morgan Barr, Bethany Prpich, Nicholas Prpich, Lauren Baschek and Harrison Baschek; and one great-grandchild, Carson Kirby.

A memorial service was held Friday, Aug. 28 at Goddard United Methodist Church Fort Smith.