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Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth Funeral Home

5800 W 12TH ST, Little Rock, AR

OBITUARY

Willard Gerald Kissinger

March 3, 1949July 30, 2020

Willard Gerald Kissinger was born on March 3, 1949 and passed away on July 30, 2020 and is under the care of Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth Funeral Home.

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Willard Gerald Kissinger

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Michael Stair

August 5, 2020

Yo, Janis and I were shocked and saddened to see Ruby's obit. Rudy was without question one of the nicest guys that I have ever known. We would see each other at the hospital not infrequently and talk. I had no idea that he was ill. Our hearts go out to you and the family.
Mike Stair

Pamela Teague Hall

August 4, 2020

Gerald, as we called him in school at Jacksonville, was always a very calm and sweet guy. I hated to find out about his passing.
Our class of 1967 was always the best, of course, and we will always be very proud of our JHS RED DEVILS. As far as i know Gerald and i were in the same class in 1st grade and shared many classes during our 12 years in the Jacksonville school system.
I will be praying for his family at this time and am so sorry the Covid 19 has caused problems for so many families.

Steve and Sharon Dinwiddie

August 4, 2020

Yo,Scott and Bradley there are no words to lessen the pain of loosing Rudy. Just know you have been and will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. The years I spent coaching with Rudy were some of the best years of my life. We started with baseball and continued through the boys school. There are so many great memories we share together. I hope in time you can look back on those memories and begin to smile again . Rudy is and always will be missed .

Tom Butler

August 3, 2020

I had the privilege of coaching with Rudy for 30 years. We spent many an hour on the fence at JD watching baseball. His smile is the first thing that comes to mind. Even in a heated argument he was grinning. He was a competitor. But he knew why he was coaching young kids & he always tried to make them better ball players but also taught them how to be good teammates & how to deal with failure. Scott & Bradley he talked about you’ll all the time. He loved to tell me about the grandkids. Yo, thank you for allowing him to work with the kids. He helped me so much over the years. Rudy meant so much to so many. He will be missed by so many. Becky & I will keep your family in our prayers. He is missed.

Bennie Sue Payne

August 3, 2020

Yolanda... You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Lou and Bennie Sue Payne

Eric Beaver

August 3, 2020

I knew Rudy from Jacksonville HS. He was a year ahead of me. Then I was at his apartment a few times at U of Ark. I last saw him in the late 70's before I moved to Baltimore for a job change. In 2010 he sent me message on Facebook to connect. He was a great guy. My condolences to his family.

Bruce Prock

August 3, 2020

I went to JHS with Gerald, he was a "good guy". I moved to Atlanta and had not seen him in almost 50 years. A couple of years ago I saw him at all places Jr. Deputy. I saw him evaluating younger players that included my niece's son. He knew the playeer as well as his older brother who also played at Jr. Deputy. He had a true passion for youth baseball and youth in general. It was great to know he had remained a "good guy" for all these years. My condolences to his family and to Jr. Deputy.

Bill Stewart

August 3, 2020

Rudy and I have been friends since our school days in Jacksonville and as students at the UofA in Fayetteville we were roommates for a while. Rudy and I lived in a small upstairs apartment on Harmon Street and we took full advantage of enjoying life, he is a dear friend whom I will never forget. I am so happy that he and I had a chance to talk several months ago and re-live some of the good times during our conversation. My very deepest condolences to the family and we are all better for knowing Rudy.

Terri Hubbs

August 3, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Rudy was a good man. He will be missed.
From the employees at North Hills Florist.

Wendell & Cheryl Pahls

August 2, 2020

Wendell and I are so saddened to hear of the passing of Rudy. His quick smile and dry wit were always spot on. Some of our favorite memories are during the years we spent playing baseball with him and Bradley for the Sox at Junior Deputy. Rudy was a great scout of young talent and helped build and assisted with some of the best teams that played youth baseball there. We will forever be grateful for his years of dedication and friendship. Our thoughts and prayers are with Yolanda and the boys. Rest In Peace, Rudy.

FROM THE FAMILY

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