Ricky James Engle, 61 of Dry Fork, Arkansas went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 7, 2019 surrounded by his family.
Ricky was born at Newport, Arkansas on January 13, 1958, the son of James and Alice (Brown) Engle. He was a former resident of Western Grove for 17 years before he and his wife moved to Dry Fork in 2004. He was an employee of APAC Central in Fayetteville for the past 35 years. He was also a member of the Coon Hunting Association.
He loved coon huntin’, fishin’, camping and traveling. Ricky loved playing with his grandbabies, and was their beloved Pe-paw, or as he described it, “the smartest man you’ll ever know”. He was their mentor, role model and teacher.
Ricky never met a stranger and would do anything for anyone. He was the best husband, father and grandfather you could ask for and will be missed by his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his mother-in-law, Ora Belle Crawford, his father-in-law, Robert Sutterfield, Sr., a sister-in-law, Rhonda Meyer and lifelong friend, Tony Poor.
Ricky is survived by his wife of 42 years, Becky Engle; his three children, Stephanie Engle Kimes (Frank Wheeler, Jr.), Tiffany Ricketts (Shannon) and Josh Engle (Kelsey); six grandchildren; a brother, David Engle (Stacey); two sisters, Jan Sawa (Greg) and Candy Tollett (Rob); a brother-in-law, Robert Sutterfield (Lisa) and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at Coffman Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Guy Looper and John Wiles officiating. Burial will follow at Western Grove Cemetery.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 5-8 PM at the funeral home.
On-line condolences may be left at www.coffmanfh.com.