Richard D. Hawthorn, age 82, of Hot Springs, passed away on Friday, September 6, 2019, at his home.
He was born on January 15, 1937 in Hot Springs, the son of Guy Elmer Hawthorn and Ella Mae Layne Hawthorn. On March 17, 1957, he was married to Mary Smith. He was preceded in death by his parents; and five siblings, Elizabeth Kelley, Elmer Hawthorn, Glenn Hawthorn, Don Hawthorn and Ruby Swanigan.
Richard was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hot Springs where he served as an usher for many years. He operated, and eventually owned, G. E. Hawthorn’s Meat Packing for over 50 years. He was a member of both the Arkansas Cattlemen’s Association and the Garland County Cattlemen’s Association.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Hawthorn of Hot Springs; his son and daughter-in-law, Carl and Pam Hawthorn of Hot Springs; two granddaughters and their spouses, Meredith and Dylan Embree of Memphis, Tennessee and Morgan and Wes Holman of Springdale; three great-grandchildren, Rowan Embree, Josie Embree and Emersyn Holman; three sisters and their spouses, Bernice Bewley of Hot Springs, Nina and James Langley of Pine Bluff and Grace and Clifton Koller of Texarkana; five brothers and their spouses, Doyle and Hazel Hawthorn of Hot Springs, Dan and Joyce Hawthorn of Lowell, J. D. and Charlene Hawthorn of Bentonville, Grady and Nancy Hawthorn of Sims and Gilbert and Beverly Hawthorn of Manning; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, September 9, 2019, in the First Baptist Church of Hot Springs with Bro. John McCallum officiating.
Visitation will be Sunday, 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM, at the funeral home.
Interment will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery under the direction of Davis-Smith Funeral Home, Hot Springs.
Pallbearers will be Mike Hawthorn, Tim Hawthorn, Jared Hawthorn, Rodney Koller, George Hawthorn and Justin Hawthorn.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Walker Sunday School Class and ushers of First Baptist Church of Hot Springs, Dr. James Humphreys and staff, the nurses and staff of Hospice Home Care and Jeff Watson.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Hot Springs, 2350 Central Avenue, Hot Springs, Arkansas 71901.