Richard Reely, age 80, of Berryville, Ark. passed away in his home on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021. He was born May 1, 1941 in Cincinnati, Ohio, son of Edmund and Ruth (Wendel) Reely.
Richard was raised in Dallas and after graduating from High School he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served two tours in Viet Nam and later retired as Captain. After the military he owned and operated Vista Floor Covering in Sierra Vista, Ariz. serving many of the local contractors. Also during this time he raised exotic hoof stock and exotic birds. After moving to Arkansas he obtained his Real Estate license and worked with McClung Realty, Coldwell Banker, Dogwood Realty and Gateway Mortgage. Never one to sit for long after being in the real estate business he owned and operated Novus Auto Glass. After selling that business he worked for Walmart for several years until his declining health forced him to truly retire a few years ago.
Richard is survived by his wife, Beth; daughter, Tobey of Fayetteville; step-son, Corey Lazovich of Boston, Mass.; sister and brother-in-law, Lorna and Robert Johnson of Dallas, Tex., numerous human friends and even more numerous furry friends.
Private memorial to be held at future date.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Good Shepherd Humane Society.
Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Smith Family Funeral Home of Green Forest, Ark.
On line condolences may be made at www.smithfamilyfuneralhome.net