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Richard S. Levi

Hot Springs, AR, 1940 - 2014

It is with deep and heavy sadness that we announce the death of Richard S. Levi, 74, who passed away on November 10, 2014 at home in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
Richard is survived by his three children, Deborah Attwood (Mark) of Rison, Ark., Michael Levi and Lance Levi of Little Rock; brother, David Levi; nine special grandchildren, Malcolm Attwood of Hot Springs and Hastings Attwood of Pine Bluff, Joshua and Sky Morris, Stephen Sullivant, Nicolas and Lauren Kate Fryar, Hallie and Houston Glisson; and his beloved dog and best friend, Snickers.
Richard was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas on February 16, 1940 to the late Henry Moses and Ida B. Levi. He graduated from Pine Bluff High School in 1958 and from the University of Arizona in 1962 with a Bachelor's Degree in Business and Public Administration. As a teenager Richard was stricken with polio. He recovered and played baseball as a young man. Throughout his life, Richard and his family gave generously of their time and resources to help children and adults with debilitating illnesses.
Richard started a long and successful career with Glazers in 1962 in Houston, Texas. After several promotions and relocations with Glazers, Paul Masson, and Seagram's, he and his family landed in Tampa, Florida where he became the Vice President of the Paul Masson Division. Richard was honored numerous times for outstanding sales and leadership. After 25 years of service with Joseph E. Seagram and Sons, Richard moved to Little Rock to work for Little Rock Distributing/Glazers, the company where he started his career, but now as President of Glazers of Arkansas. He recently retired as their Vice President of Legislative Affairs.
Richard has a long history of service and philanthropy in the state of Arkansas. He served on the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission and on the Governor's Mansion Commission. He supported numerous charities and was active with United Cerebral Palsy, The Francis Allen School, and the Levi Hospital Board. He also served on many civic, school, church and charity boards during his life. He was active in his family's life and enjoyed being an umpire for his son Michael's baseball league.
Richard loved his family and always looked for the positive in others. He was generous beyond words, willing to go the extra mile for a friend. His greatest pleasure was to see others happy.
A celebration of Richard's life will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Pine Bluff Country Club, 1100 West 46th Avenue, Pine Bluff, Ark. 71603, honoring Richard's wish for a joyous gathering in his memory.
Graveside services are 2:30 p.m., Friday, November 14th in the Jewish Cemetery in Pine Bluff by Ralph Robinson & Son. All friends and colleagues are invited to the celebration and the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Francis Allen School, 824 N. Tyler Street, Little Rock, Ark. 72205, or Levi Hospital, 300 Prospect Avenue, Hot Springs, Ark. 71901. Online register:

Published November 13, 2014

Ralph Robinson & Son
807 South Cherry Street, P.O. Box 5254, Pine Bluff, AR
Phone: 870-534-3131