Dick Avery, age 81, of Eudora, died Friday, October 19, 2012, at Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville, Mississippi. He was born March 11, 1931, in Portland, Arkansas, the son of the late Roy Avery and Grace Nelson Avery. He was a retired contractor, a rancher and cattleman and a Baptist.
He was preceded in death by his wife, June Avery, by a brother, J. N. Avery and his parents, Roy and Grace Avery. He is survived by a son, Herbert Walker of El Paso, Texas; 2 daughters, Teresa Bilberry and husband, Rip, and Gracie Smith and husband, Mike, all of Eudora and 2 grandchildren, Cash Bilberry and Derek Howard.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 PM Sunday, October 21st, at North Side Baptist Church in Eudora. Funeral Services will be 2:00 PM Monday, October 22, 2012, at North Side Baptist Church with Rev. James Kitchens officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery under the direction of Bishop Funeral Home.