‹ Return to Current Obituaries

Order Flowers now for guaranteed delivery before Fred 's visitation.

Fred "Ted" Zeiger, Jr.

Fred "Ted" Britton Zeiger Jr, 84 of Russellville, Arkansas.  Because Ted's purpose and journey were fulfilled on earth, the Lord called His good and faithful servant home on Friday, September 16, 2022. He  was born February 20, 1938 in Marianna, Arkansas to Fred Britton Zeiger, Sr. and Velva Chambers Zeiger. He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant brother, Jimmy Zeiger; two sisters, Dottie Zeiger and Nancy Sparks. 

He is survived by his wife of 56 years,, JoAnn Zeiger; his children, Tammy Coyle and husband Paddy,  Britt Zeiger, Kaye Cantwell and husband Peter, Jimmy Paulman and wife Melanie, Teresa Waldron and husband Danny, Pam Underwood and husband Robbie; numerous grandchildren, several great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and a host of family and friends. 

Ted, a man of great faith, exemplified it daily.  His many attributes made him a kind and thoughtful husband, father and PaPaw.  Ted had many talents and interests.  He was an avid outdoorsman, hunter and fisheman, who loved nature and reflected on all of God's creation.  He loved to sing and play guitar, creating memories for his grandchildren.  Ted loved reading his Bible and enjoyed reading Louis L'amour western books. 


Praise to his wonderful caregivers, his loving wife, JoAnn and his son, Jimmy.  We will miss him deeply, but will always honor his legacy.  As we go on without his presence, knowing we will  see him again, we will remember his words for all of us, "Nothing but the blood of Jesus".

The family will host a private life celebration at a later date.  Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Russellville Family Funeral. 

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

To plant memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Fred Zeiger, Jr., please visit our flower store.


I love you, my Daddy! Keep singing❤️

Kaye Cantwell Sep 24 2022 4:17 PM

A photo was added for Fred "Ted" Zeiger, Jr.

Kaye Cantwell Sep 24 2022 4:15 PM

JoAnn so very sorry. Pray God's peace & comfort will get you thru these sad times.

Clara McClure Williamson Sep 24 2022 3:05 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Fred Zeiger, Jr.

Annetta Pelt Sep 23 2022 9:41 PM

The Lord be praised for His goodness and loving kindness to Ted. He loved and was loved by many. He spoke candidly about His Lord and Savior to everyone. I loved him. I look forward to that grand reunion some happy day. JoAnn you blessed everyone by your steadfast love for Ted and the Lord. May God be gracious to you and give you years of peace , health and comfort. Love to you and your family. Boyd and Debbie Osborne

Boyd Osborne Sep 23 2022 6:22 PM

The loss of a beloved parent is so difficult. Please know your family is in our thoughts and prayers now and in the coming months. He is still with you in the morning sunrise and evening breeze. In His grip Kim and Debbie Phillips

Kim and Debbie Phillips Sep 23 2022 5:07 PM

So sorry for your loss but you will see him again. Prayers for you all.

Gail Goins Sep 23 2022 4:14 PM

Love You guys and loved him...

Mike Stahl Sep 23 2022 2:57 PM

So sorry for your loss but heavens gain.

Dean and Joan Collins Sep 23 2022 2:38 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Fred Zeiger, Jr.

Nancy Parker Sep 23 2022 1:44 PM

Show More Entries