Richard Steven Luhrs, October 28, 1973~October 22, 2014

Luhrs, RichardRichard Steven Luhrs, 40, of Fayetteville passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, October 22, 2014 from a vehicle accident.

He was born October 28, 1973 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  He moved to Northwest Arkansas in 1983 and was proud to call Fayetteville home. He loved duck hunting, riding around in his jeep with the top off, and meeting up with his buddies for a round of golf.  He was also an avid, outspoken Hogs and Steelers fan and anyone that knew him knows how intense he was! Richard was passionate about helping others and saving lives. He served proudly as a firefighter and EMT over the years at the Johnson and Nob Hill Fire Departments.

Richard leaves behind his 6 year old little “pumpkin” Madison.  He was the proudest father and so in love with his little girl.  He is also survived by his mother and stepfather, Robin and Norman Weiss of  Winslow; wife, Megan Luhrs of Springdale; 6 brothers and sisters, Tiffani Pollio of Plantation, FL.; Lisa Luhrs of Farmington; Kari Zink of Pea Ridge;  Frankie Navarro of Fayetteville;  David Navarro of  West Fork;  and Nikki Navarro of Prairie Grove; 8 nieces and nephews, Emily, Ryan, Nyle, Brayden, Mady, Kalieb, Steven and Ricky; as well as countless other family members and friends that he considered family.

Visitation will be Sunday, October 26, 2014 from 3-5 pm at Beard’s Chapel.  Memorial services will be held Monday, October 27, 2014 at 1 pm in the Activity Center at Central United Methodist Church in Fayetteville.  The family will be holding a private graveside service before the Memorial Service. Friends and Family are welcome to drop by the family home after the services for a casual gathering.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Frankie Navarro, Nyle Burgess, Kevin Guthrie, Jason Guthrie, Brian Ervin and Archie Bynum.

Cremation arrangements by Beard’s Funeral Chapel and Crematory of Fayetteville.

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    Lori Devecsery » 24. Oct, 2014

    Dear Lisa, Frankie & family,
    I’m am so sorry to hear of your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Lori Devecsery & family

    Kristi (Macy) Liebel » 24. Oct, 2014

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. I will always remember Richard fondly and have wonderful memories of many times spent with you all during the younger years! He leaves behind a wonderful family and I know you will all be a great source of comfort and support to one another.

    A quote from one of my Mom’s favorite authors – It is not length of life, but depth of life.
    Emerson Ralph Waldo

    Rest peacefully Richard – you will be greatly missed.

    Misty Nouzovsky » 24. Oct, 2014

    My love and prayers go out to Richard’s family and friends. Praying God will send His peace and comfort to you all.

    Melissa Gooden » 24. Oct, 2014

    I am so sorry for your loss! Will be praying for the family.

    Suzi Vermillion » 24. Oct, 2014

    Know of my prayers for each of you.

    Dan & Judy Morgan » 24. Oct, 2014

    Robin and Norman we are so sorry for the loss of your son.

    WILLIE&Peggy Huerta » 24. Oct, 2014

    Dearest Megan and Madison, we are sharing with deep sympathy in your loss and grief, and praying you’ll find comfort in knowing the Lord and others care. We love you

    Jennifer Kidd » 25. Oct, 2014

    Megan and Madison, my prayers are with you both. May you know God’s nearness and experience His peace that passes all understanding. So sorry for this tragic loss.

    Dwayne and Sheri Walker » 25. Oct, 2014

    Words just can’t express how sorry we are for your loss. Richard was such a sweet person and we know he will be missed by so many. Please take comfort in our Lord’s love during this very difficult time and rely on him. Also know that you have family who love you very much and are here for you whenever you need us. With all our love.
    Dwayne and Sheri.

    Nora » 25. Oct, 2014

    Lisa and Frankie,
    we are truly sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
    May God grant you peace and consolation during this most difficult time.
    Nora Bryant,
    St. Thomas Aquinas University Parish

    Carolyn Long » 25. Oct, 2014

    Dearest Megan, Madison and Family…
    I know your hearts are battered and bruised about this. We will miss Richard… His welcoming smile and sweet spirit. May Our Lord, through the power of His Holy Spirit, comfort, heal, sustain and make every provision for you… as only He can.
    We love you and are praying for you,
    Carolyn Long and John Belew

    Janice Hanna » 25. Oct, 2014

    Dear Megan & Madison,
    My thoughts & prayers are with you continually. God’s grace will sustain you and remember you have so many who love you and are here for you. Your “sisters” are never more than a text or call away and would be blessed to help you. Know you both are so loved.

    Name » 25. Oct, 2014

    He was a great friend for most of my life, more than that he was a great human being. I pray for comfort for his family and friends. He will be truly missed by myself, as I know he will by all that knew him. My deepest condolences.

    Name » 26. Oct, 2014

    Kari. I am just so sorry for you, your family & Richars wife & daughter. Bless each of you.

    DC » 27. Oct, 2014

    Dear Luhrs Family: It breaks our hearts when death separates us from our loved ones. We are reminded in the Bible that there is One who sees our sorrow and pain and has promised that soon death will be done away with….swallowed up forever.(Isaiah 25:8) He will heal our broken hearts by resurrecting our precious loved ones to life again.(John 5:28,29) I hope in the days ahead as you reflect on the life of Richard, and the wonderful memories left behind, that you will also find comfort in God’s promises to us for the near future. I am truly sorry for your loss.

    Crystal and Terry Remington » 29. Oct, 2014

    Robin, Norman and family ~ Richard came by to see me at work just a week or so before the accident, he was in the area and stopped by for no reason other than to just say Hi!. We sat and talked for a short while and I was so happy to see him with a positive outlook and to hear how proud he was when he talked about his daughter. We had a nice visit and when he left, my co-worker sitting next to me said “What a nice young man” , I had to agree, his attitude was very positive and upbeat despite current events in his life. When Robin called to tell me about the accident, I was at a loss for words and I still am. I just wanted you guys to know that we are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers, not just for today but for the coming months as well. Much love ~ Crystal and Terry Remington

    Samantha white » 01. Nov, 2014

    My husband Cory Hathorn and I want to express our deepest condolences to you and your family. Richard was an amazing, caring, and thoughtful person. My cousin Adrienne used to teach your daughter in pre-k and she also wanted to send her thoughts and prayers. We will be thinking about you in your time of need. We send many prayers and best wishes.
    God Bless You,
    Samantha and Cory Hathorn