Richard Clay "Rick" Eidson, 68, died Monday, February 22, 2021 in Little Rock, AR from complications related to prostate cancer. The son of Charles, Jr. and Georgia Adolphine (Robertson) Eidson, he was born February 6, 1953, in Richmond, CA.\n\nRick spent the first several years of his life in California before living most of his youth & adolescence in Roopville, GA and later Meridian, MS. After graduating high school in 1971, he attended Meridian Junior College before enlisting in the Army. Rick served for 3 years, rising to the rank of Sergeant. His proudest military achievement was completing Ranger Training, joining the famed Green Berets. After his military career, he attended the University of Southern Mississippi where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in business administration in 1978.\n\nOver his professional career, he worked in sales & management and later as an entrepreneur. Employed for nearly 20 years in the industrial metal trade, he worked for Taber Metals & Metal Exchange Corporation. From 1986-1991 Rick owned & operated Tropical Gardens Landscaping & Nursery in Russellville. In the 2000s he transitioned to a full-time stock trader and later invested in real estate. In his spare time, he was an avid golfer.\n\nRick was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his son Eric Eidson (Jennifer) and grandchildren, Olivia & William of Little Rock; his loving partner Martha Head Eidson of Russellville; his sister Debbie Eidson (Paul Hunter) of Bonham, TX; his nephew Cole Jackson of Georgetown, TX and his sons Connor & Landon; and his niece Megan Jackson Towery (Kyle) and her children Annalee, Wyatt & Gabriel of Ivanhoe, TX.\n\nA memorial service for family and friends will be planned for a future date. Arrangements are under the direction of the J. Herman Humphrey Dignity Cremation Center.\n\nMemorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123; or Center Valley Elementary School, 5401 SR 124, Russellville, AR 72802. Internet obituary and online guest book are available at www.humphreyfuneral.com.