Richard James Prentice

October 24, 1951February 11, 2021

Richard ‘Rick’ J. Prentice, age 69, of Cabot, Arkansas passed away on February 11, 2021.

Rick is preceded in death by his parents and brother. He is survived by his wife Sharon; daughters: Melanie Prentice and Angela Finch (Mike Brown); Stepson: Alvin Wilson (Kae’de); other son: Nick whitaker (Ghee); Sisters: Margaret Johnson and Sharon (Dick) Hofstetter; 3 grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and close friends.

Rick was a Navy Retiree of 20 years of Honorable Service and retired with 27 years of service with Summit Truck Groups. Rick was also an alderman for the City of Cabot for 10 years.

Private family funeral service will be Tuesday, February 23 at 10am at Griffin Leggett Rest Hills Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requested that donation be made to one of the following organizations: City of Cabot Fire Department, City of Cabot Police Department or Cabot Parks and Recreation.


  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021


Richard James Prentice

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Savannah Bowers

February 23, 2021

The one thing I admired most about my grandpa was his sense of humor. You always knew he was going to tell a really good joke when he leaned in and started to smile as he was talking. I always knew that I told him a good joke when he would repeat it to me the next time I was around him. I loved making him laugh. One time I made him laugh so hard he turned bright red and teared up. That was one of my favorite memories with him. I hope when I see him again in heaven he has saved some really good jokes for me. Love you Grandpa.

Johnette Jones

February 16, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with Ms. Sharon and the family. We were neighbors for a long time. He always chatted with my son about everything going on with him. He was always good like that. He will be missed.

Jerry Schaefer

February 13, 2021

Rick Prentice was my best friend. As our families were growing up, Rick was a second daddy to my children , and a brother to me! We had so many great times together! One Christmas he had a Santa sneak into our house, and shocked all of my young kids with joy! Later, after he retired from the Navy, he wanted to coach our girls in softball. He asked me to be his assistant coach. We coached our girls for several years. Our Team name was Navy Sluggers, Rick was indeed a Slugger, a great coach, and a great inspiration for all of the girls on his team!

Jeff Jeffries

February 12, 2021

Rick we had a great ride together at International and after International. We didn't always see eye to eye. But the good out weighed the bad by a long shot. You were a good friend to alot of us. RIP my friend . You will be missed by those that knew you or had the chance to work with you. Until the good Lord calls me up. Keep an eye on us here . 🙂

Melody Lewis

February 12, 2021

So sorry for your loss. I worked with Rick in West Plains, Mo. He was a great guy and we enjoyed when he came here to visit. When he retired I missed him then so sorry to hear this now. Thoughts and prayers to his family

Dan McKnight

February 12, 2021

I worked with Rick at Summit for 10 years. He would come and do his safety visits and then we would talk for a bit. He will be missed but everyone that knew him

Judy Graves

February 12, 2021

I worked with Rick when I was part of the MEPS Little Rock team. He always had a smile and a kind word for everyone. Deepest condolences to his family.