Richard Allen Bredensteiner II, 21, of Benton passed away on Feb. 6, 2014.
He was born March 12, 1992, in Little Rock to Richard Allen “Pete” and Melissa Meree Bredensteiner.
He was a Marine infantryman with India Company 3-23 U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, was employed by his father as a muffler man and was a graduate of Harmony Grove High School in Haskell, where he played as wide receiver on the school's first football team.
He was a certified nursing assistant at Arkansas Health Center in Haskell.
Richard was an avid gamer and outdoorsman and had a passion for wake-boarding.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Shirley and John Bredensteiner; an aunt, Sandy Pulley; and an uncle, Scott Bredensteiner.
He is survived by his parents; a son, Bentley Allen Bredensteiner; a brother, Hunter Ray Bredensteiner; two sisters, Brooke Ashley Bredensteiner and Brandy Nichole Thompson; his grandparents, Bethel Kay and Bobby Ray Peters; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at Dial and Dudley Funeral Home in Bryant.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Bredensteiner family, New Beginnings Baptist Church, P.O. Box 987, Malvern, AR 72104.
Online guestbook; www.dialanddudleyfuneralhome.com .