Richard “Dick” Shadduck, 73, of Siloam Springs, AR, passed away Sept. 24, 2010, in Fayetteville, AR, after his undaunting and courageous struggle from a stroke. He was born on January 27, 1937, in Hollywood, CA, the son of Elmer and Vera (Good) Shadduck. He was an engineer for the Southern Pacific railroad for 15 years, and then became a Seventh-day Adventist minister in 1972. He pastored for 38 years in Middletown, Rolling Hills and Ridgecrest, CA; Topeka and Lawrence, KS; and Siloam Springs, Lincoln and Springtown, AR.
He was president of his local railroad labor union and ministerial associations. He also served as chaplain and educator of his local GoldWing Chapter and chaplain of Tired Iron of the Ozarks tractor club. He co-founded Safe-TV and served as public relations director. In addition to being an avid water skier, Dick loved camping, farming, raising Tennessee Walking horses, model trains, traveling and motorcycling. He and his wife toured over 100,000 miles throughout the US and Canada on their GoldWing.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Gail; two daughters, Robin Adkins and husband Hank of Springdale, AR, Sheri Rhea and husband Sam of Belton, MO; one brother, Donald Shadduck of Palm Springs, CA; and one grandchild.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010 at the Gentry SDA Church, 21090 Dawn Hill East Road, Gentry, AR.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Restless Leg Syndrome Foundation for research at RLS.org.