Callison-Lough Funeral Home

605 W Central, Bentonville, AR


Leslie Duane Richards

January 25, 1937July 12, 2020

Leslie Duane Richards, 83, of Bentonville passed away Sunday, July 12, 2020. He was born January 25, 1937 in Owego, New York to the late Donald Silas and Alice Pearl VanHuesen. Mr. Richards was also preceded by his twin sister, Lucy; sisters, Rosalie and Donna and by 2 brothers, Al and Ray. Following graduation he proudly served in the US Air Force. The Richards family relocated to Northwest Arkansas more than 50 years ago. He enjoyed a career as a machinist and retired from RTW as Production Supervisor to enjoy golf, fishing, woodworking and farming. Leslie is survived by his loving wife of nearly 61 years, Julia Richards; his daughter, Terrie Chisholm (Mike) of Bentonville; his son, Joe Richards (Monica Mathias) of Georgia; his sisters, Joannie Douglas and Jackie Cole of New York state; a brother, John Richards of New York; 6 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; numerous extended family members, associates and dear friends. No services are planned at this time. Cremation arrangements are under the care of Callison-Lough Funeral Home in Bentonville. www.CallisonLoughFH.com


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Dean &Linda Setser

July 18, 2020

We had the pleasure of knowing Les through work and the riding club. Both resulted in long friendship. He had a great sense of humor and certainly enjoyed life. Our sympathies go to Julia and the family.

Shawn Dilday

July 15, 2020

Thoughts and prayers for the family. Shawn Dilday


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