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James Pickney

James R. Pickney, 65, of Summers, AR., passed away on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at his home with his wife by his side.

James was born on October 17, 1956, in Walnut Ridge, AR, the son of the late Ralph Elias and Agnes Lorene (Kildow) Pickney. On March 19, 1998 in Springdale, AR he married Cynthia Daniel.

James was in the vending business for over 45 years, most recently as a Customer Service Manager for Imperial Vending. James enjoyed camping, deer camp, playing games, and spending time with family and friends. His great joy was telling a joke or pulling a joke on someone. James never met a stranger and his personality made people want to be around him.

James is survived by his wife Cindy; children, Allen Pickney, Matthew (Kara) Pickney, Robert (Natasha) Campbell, Wendy (Curtis) Emery and Stephanie (Chris) Williams; brothers, Delbert Pickney, Darrell (Faye) Pickney and Melvin (Rhonda) Pickney; 10 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

James is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Gilbert Pickney, Ralph Vernon Pickney, Harold Boyd Pickney and a sister Verma Linebaugh.

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James was a very nice and kind man. I worked with him in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas.. Always a smile on his face. Praying for the family for the days ahead.

Linda Walker Oct 24 2021 12:00 AM

James was a pleasure to work with. He was always friendly and outgoing and had a smile for everyone! He would take the time to visit when coming over for business and he enjoyed telling us about camping with his family at Withrow Springs. Deepest sympathy to his family, my God bless you!

Debbie Masterson Oct 22 2021 12:00 AM

I had the pleasure of speaking to James from time to time when he delivered coffee to my place of business. He was a fine man. He will be missed

Greg Jenkins Oct 22 2021 12:00 AM

Rusty and I are heartbroken to hear your gone. You are an amazing person. I thank you and the family for always making me feel as I belonged. (Not to many places do). We love you and the family very much. Thanks for the advice, memories, and truly caring. For showing my son love aswell. You will always ha e a place in our hearts. Sending love and condolences to all the family.

Alicia & Rusty Oct 22 2021 12:00 AM

I first met James in 1997 or 98. I had gone to work for a vending broker and Springdale was part of my territory, so I visited with him every month until 2009 when I no longer worked NW AR. I had come from 25 yrs in the vending business in Louisiana so we had a lot to share about the industry we worked in. I was fortunate to get to see and visit with him in June at the SEVA Conference in Alabama. He always had a big smile on his face and he loved talking about his family and his life. So sorry for your loss. He will be missed.

Curtis Nesbit Oct 21 2021 12:00 AM

It was such a shock to hear of James' passing. He had just responded to my "Happy Birthday" Facebook post the day before. We were Hoxie High School Class of 1975 classmates and he was a friend to everyone. My sincere condolences to his family during this difficult time. God Bless!!

Mitch Walton Oct 20 2021 12:00 AM

I won't ever forget how generous, fair, and fun this man was. Will miss him greatly.

George Holmes Oct 20 2021 12:00 AM

I first remember James as a competitor in the vending industry, next as a team member but the thing I will remember the most was how easy it was for him to build trust in a relationship. I will most certainly miss this guy a bunch.

Jerry Kahl Oct 20 2021 12:00 AM

Keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.Much LoveKelly & Katie and The Veteran's AC familyKelly Roberson

Kelly Roberson Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Your friends at HCS Auto Repair. James will be missed!

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

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