We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Medders Funeral Home
Pearl “Richard” Newhouser, Jr., 76, of Crossett, passed away on Saturday, July 23, 2022. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on November 29, 1945, to his parents, Pearl Sr., and LaFay Lorena Goode Newhouser. He was a faithful member of the Pine Street Church of Christ and the American Legion of Crossett.
In 1963, Richard enlisted in the United States Army, serving his country honorably as an Ammo Storage Specialist until his three-year term was completed. In 1975, after moving to Crossett, Richard opened, Newhouser’s Glass, which he owned and operated successfully for forty years.
Each morning, Richard began his day by joining his buddies at Andy’s Restaurant, this being one of his favorite pastimes, he loved the fellowship and discussing the world’s problems over a cup of “joe”. He also enjoyed watching nascar races, bowling, taking family vacations, going to family reunions, and listening to good old gospel music and bluegrass.
Along with his parents he is preceded in death by his wife, Lora Greene Newhouser; one brother, John David Newhouser; one sister, Virginia Whitley; and his great-granddaughter, Karaleah Rose Wilcox.
He leaves behind five children, Richard Newhouser (Anna) of Boise, ID, Anita Wilcox (Don) and Cathy Edney (Wayne) all of Hamburg, and Kasey Newhouser (Jamie), and Trent Newhouser both of Crossett; along with three siblings, Ben Newhouser (Takeko) of Ivanhoe, CA, Cynthia Kendig (Martin) of Visalia, CA, and Sandra Phillips (Keith) of Burnet, TX; ten grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 27th at Medders Funeral Home, 1564 Hwy 52 W, in Crossett, with Pastor Jerry Martin, officiating followed by interment at Carlock Cemetery under the direction of Medders Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 10:00-11:00 a.m., on Wednesday prior to the service.