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Everett "Dick" Rackley

Everett “Dick” Rackley, age 84 of Jerusalem, Arkansas, passed away on Tuesday, March 31, 2020.  He was born January 12, 1936, north of Hector on the Bayou to Herman and Ethel Rackley. 


He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Ula, Leo and James Rackley. 


He is survived by his son, Mitchell Rackley; two grandchildren, Julie & Josh Workman, Shawn Rackley; one great granddaughter, RayLynn Workman; brother, Jarrol Rackley and many nieces, nephews along with family and friends. 


Dick was a very proud father, papa and loved his family very much. He worked as a farmer for over 50 years up on the mountain where he called home. He put a lot of pride in raising his purebred Charolais cattle. 


Graveside funeral service and burial will be held starting 10:00am Saturday, April 4, 2020 at Nogo Cemetery in Nogo, Arkansas officiated by Jeremy Mathis. Arrangements are under the direction of Russellville Family Funeral. 


Pallbearers will be Shawn Rackley, Dewayne Rackley, Roger Rackley, Robby Workman, Josh Workman and Phil Wise. 


Obituary and online guestbook are available at www.russellvillefamilyfuneral.com .

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Without a doubt Dick was a true Mountain Man. He lived his life with only the bare necessities in the manner that made him happy and proud. He was full of folklore knowledge and skills which served him well. His humorous tales of life in the mountains were entertaining and moreover true, because they were his own experiences. In his dealings with others, his honesty was his greatest trait. Im sorry thankful I had the privilege of calling him a friend for over 45 years.

My thoughts and prayers are with Mitch, Julie, Sean and family members during this difficult time.

Alan Crownover Apr 4 2020 12:00 AM

Correction: I am very thankful I was able to call him a friend for over 45 years.

Alan Crownover Apr 4 2020 12:00 AM

I have many fond memories of Dick. My prayers are with the family.

Tom Harrington Apr 3 2020 12:00 AM

We are sorry for your loss. You are all in our prayers.

Sandy & Harold Apr 2 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Everett "Dick" Rackley

Sandy & Harold Apr 2 2020 12:00 AM

Wyatt and Deb Henderson are sending prayers to the family. Dick was very special to us and will be missed. He was a very important part of our mountain family. RIP Dick.

Wyatt and Deb. Henderson Apr 2 2020 12:00 AM

Thank You dick for being a good friend to my mom. God Bless! To Mitchell and all the family. Our prayers are with you in the days and weeks ahead. Rosemary Chism Norwood, Mary Joyce Chism and Family

Mary Chism and Family Apr 2 2020 12:00 AM

Mitchell we are so sorry for your loss. Your dad was such a hard worker and would always help when he could. Be strange on the mountain without him on it. God bless you and your family and pray he gives you peace.

Judy Pruitt Eakin Apr 1 2020 12:00 AM

Duck was my cousin...I thought the world of him. Every time I would drive up to Lost Corner...New Hope Cemetery ...I would always stop and visit with him....you will be missed by many...R.I.P. My cousin .
Katherine Bradley Zimmer Canas

Katherine Bradley Zimmer Canas Apr 1 2020 12:00 AM

Mitchell and family, Leroy and I send you our love, thoughts and prayers during this time. We loved Dick and thought of all of you as family. Love you, Leroy and Joyce Harrington

Leroy and Joyce Harrington Apr 1 2020 12:00 AM

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