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Dave Thomas (Buddy) Ryan, III

April 21, 1939 — March 26, 2022

Nashville

Dave (Buddy) T. Ryan, age 82, died March 26, 2022 at St.  Michael hospital. He was born April 21, 1939 in Prescott, AR to Dave and Eunice Ryan.

Buddy was a member of the First United Methodist of Nashville. He married Louanna Floyd on June 19, 1959. He was an electrical superintendent for two electrical contractors in Little Rock for forty years. Buddy enjoyed camping at Lake Greeson- especially taking everyone for a boat rides and volunteering with the Old Timers at Camp Pioneer to improve facilities. Papaw Buddy always enjoyed watching grandkids playing all sports. He retired and returned to Nashville in 2001.

He was proceeded in death by his parents, his wife, and  his sister, Thomasene Ryan Roberts.

Buddy is survived by two sons: Dave T. Ryan IV (Kathy) of Little Rock, Eric Ryan (Laurie) of  Marianna; daughter, Christi Spigner (Steve) of Nashville; one brother, Robert Ryan (Carol)  of Texarkana, AR, two sisters: Becky Greathouse (Joe)  of Texarkana, AR, Peggy Murphy of Mena. Eight grandchildren: Ashley Ryan, Adam Childers (Anne), Kaitlin Griffin (James), Mallory King (Jaret), Cassidy Ryan, Natalie Ryan, Taylor Spigner, and Ellen Spigner and nine great grandchildren. Also, a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be from 6-8 Monday evening, March 28th at Latimer Funeral Home of Nashville.

Services will follow Tuesday morning there at 10 o’clock. Daniel Kirkpatrick officiating. Burial will follow at Biggs Chapel in Nathan. Contributions may be made to Biggs Chapel 11 Bacon Creek Farm Road, Nashville, AR 71852 or to your favorite charity.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Monday, March 28, 2022

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Latimer Funeral Home - Nashville

115 East Hempstead Street, Nashville, AR 71852

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Latimer Funeral Home - Nashville

115 East Hempstead Street, Nashville, AR 71852

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Interment following funeral service

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

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