Cover photo for Nelson "Eddie" Drope's Obituary
Nelson "Eddie" Drope Profile Photo
1955 Nelson "Eddie" 2020

Nelson "Eddie" Drope

September 22, 1955 — January 16, 2020

Nelson "Eddie" Drope, 64 of Russellville, Arkansas, passed away Thursday, January 16, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born September 22, 1955 in St. Louis, Missouri to Denver Dawson and Nora Lee Clark. 

He was preceded in death by his father, Denver Dawson; brother, David Williams; grandparents, Nelson and Beulah Williams of Grubbs. 

He is survived by his mother, Nora Clark; children, Eddie Jr., Shirley, Tina, Shonda, Kim, Shyanne, Kevin "Bubba" and Eli Drope; many grandchildren; siblings, Johnny Drope, Carla Saunders, Hope Lenora Moraga, Ladonna Blair, Daniel Johnson and several neices, nephews, family and friends. 

Eddie was known for his big heart. He was a true cowboy and loved his horses and his family. He will be deeply missed.  

Visitation will be 5-7 pm Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at Russellville Family Funeral. Burial will be 12pm Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery at North Little Rock. 

Obituary and online guestbook are available at .

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Nelson "Eddie" Drope, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Tuesday, January 21, 2020

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Price Grove Assembly of God Church

1895 Nfm 1001, Dover, AR 72837

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 18

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree