WYLIE, RICHARD E "RICKY" - Washington County, Arkansas | RICHARD E "RICKY" WYLIE - Arkansas Gravestone Photos

Richard E "Ricky" WYLIE

Farmington Cemetery
Washington County,
Arkansas

December 18, 1948 - April 11, 1968

*Obituary (News article)
Northwest Arkansas Times
Thursday, April 11, 1968

Farmington Youth Dies Of Crash injuries

Richard E. Wylie, 19, of Route 1, Farmington, died early today of injuries received in a two car collision April 6 at the corner of Church Avenue and Mountain Street in Fayetteville.

The youth was the third person to die of injuries received in a traffic accident inside the city this year and the ninth traffic fatality in Washington County. The third traffic death in the city in 1967 occurred on March 3 and the ninth county fatality on May 1.

According to the police reports, Wylie was a passenger in his car, operated by Billy Joe Bailey, 20, of 1939 Nettleship Road. The vehicle was headed east on Mountain Street shortly after 1 a.m. when the collision occurred.

Patrolmen Gene Phillips and Larry McCawley reported at that time that an automobile driven by Charles T. Jones, 19, a University of Arkansas student from Siloam Springs, crashed into the side of the car occupied by Wylie.

Phillips and McCawley said Jones, who was headed north on Church Avenue, failed to observe the stop sign at the intersection, and a preliminary charge of failure to yield the right of way was placed against him by the policemen.

Wylie was born Dec. 18, 1948 at Fayetteville, the son of Mr. and Mrs. William D. Wylie. He was student at the University of Arkansas, an employee of First National Bank and a member of the First United Presbyterian Church.

Survivors in addition to the parents are a brother, Baron C. of Fayetteville; and two sisters Mrs. Janet Newingham of Chicago, Ill., and Miss Judith Wylie of New York City.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Moore's Chapel with burial in Farmington Cemetery.

A memorial fund has been established at the Farmington Methodist Church.

*Photo taken and submitted by volunteer Debbie Henbest Jordon, May 2009.

Contributed on 6/25/09 by reachdebbie
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Record #: 208051

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