Newton Earl (Eddie) Neighbors III, 66, of Stuttgart passed away, Friday, August 25, 2017. Eddie was a retired supervisor at Lennox Industries, a member of the Stuttgart Fire Dept. for 12 years, a member of the Arkansas National Guard for four years, a correctional officer at Tucker Maximum Security Prison, an avid deer hunter and trout fisherman, a member of the Millcreek Hunting Club in Star City and a member of the Southside Baptist Church in Stuttgart. Eddie was a devoted son, father, and grandfather. He loved his three dogs, Bo, Bandit, and Oscar. He coached pee-wee football and softball for many years. Eddie was always interested in what his children and grandchildren were doing. He loved his church family and always lended a hand when needed. He loved to grill and give food away. Eddie was a model son to his elderly parents and always saw to it that their needs were met. The last 10 years , they required a lot of his time. His father was a 3 time cancer survivor.
Eddie is survived by his wife, Carolyn Sue Neighbors; his parents, Flossie and Newton Neighbors, Jr. of Stuttgart; one son, Jason Scott Neighbors and wife, Sarah of Paragould; daughter, Jennifer Faughn Neighbors of Little Rock, and three grandchildren, Peyton Duran Nelson of Little Rock, Zoe Kay Merrett and Amelia Nicole Neighbors both ofParagould.
Visitation will be from 3:00 to 5:00 P.M., Sunday, August 27, 2017 at Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen. Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M., Monday, August 28, 2017 at SouthsideBaptist Church in Stuttgart. Burial will be in the Center Point Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to a trust account at Bancorpsouth set up for his grandchildren’s college fund.