Edwards Funeral Home

201 North 12Th Street, Fort Smith, AR


Richard "Rick" Stephen Takatch, Jr.

December 22, 1956August 29, 2019
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Richard Stephen Takatch, Jr., 62, of Fort Smith passed from this life August 29, 2019 in Fort Smith. He was born December 22, 1956 in Cleveland, Ohio. Rick will be remembered for being a lover of life and music. He was a copper fabricator for SPF America.

Rick is survived by two daughters, Cristina Takatch of Corpus Christi, Texas and Shawnda Buscher of San Antonio, Texas; his mother, Diane Czaplewski of Corpus Christi; his sister, Michelle Bennett of Corpus Christi; three brothers, Randall Takatch of London, Arkansas, Ronald Takatch of Corpus Christi and Robert Takatch of Fort Smith; as well as his grandchildren, Gabriella Nicole Valdez, Kayla Annmarie Valdez, Ryan Marcus Valdez, Dezirae Leeann Gonzalez and Lorelei Skye Buscher. He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Takatch, Sr.

Funeral services will be 6:00pm Tuesday September 3, 2019 in Edwards Funeral Home Chapel. The family will greet friends following the service. Arrangements are under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home.

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  • Visitation Celebrating Rick's Life Tuesday, September 3, 2019


Richard "Rick" Stephen Takatch, Jr.

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Shelly Bennett

August 30, 2019

What wonderful memories I've been reliving the past few days. Listening to music, looking through old family photos. I love you big brother. Say hi to Daddy for me, and Big Grandma!
Love, Shelly