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Wednesday April 19th, 2017
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James Edward Jackson

James Edward Jackson, 78, of Lowell, Arkansas passed away Sunday, April 16, 2017 at the Northwest Medical Center in Springdale, Arkansas, surrounded by his daughter and granddaughters. 

James was born on January 18, 1939, in Heavner, Oklahoma, a son of Omer Jackson and Dovie (Ferguson) Jackson. He moved from California to Arkansas in 1971 to raise his family. He was a long time parts man at Springdale Dodge, retiring in 2009.  Later in life, he enjoyed raising a small farm and woodworking with his wife Sue.   

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 44 years, Sue Jackson; a daughter, Jamie Bilderback; one brother, Pete Jackson; and one sister, Ruby Bowden.

James is survived by his daughter, Jeri Rood and husband Larry of Springdale, Arkansas; four granddaughters, Robyn Stinnett of West Fork, Arkansas, Holly Mashburn and husband Donald of Rogers, Arkansas, Renee Birchfield and husband Parker of Conway, Arkansas and Jessica Rood of Springdale, Arkansas; four great grandchildren, Ashlyn Stinnett, Aiden Stinnett, Jackson Mashburn and Jeremiah Mashburn; and a long-time friend Pauline Hatfield of Springdale.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Chapel in Springdale from 5:00-7:00pm.  Funeral service will be held at 10:00am on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at the funeral home with Rev. Derek Stinnett to officiate the service.  Committal service to follow at the Bluff Cemetery in Springdale.  To sign the online guest book, visit www.backstrom-pyeatte.com."

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Mike and I are so sorry for your loss. Heaven is sweeter today. Just think about the reunion! Love and prayers to all of the family and friends <3

Angela Collins Apr 18 2017 12:00 AM

Jim has been my neighbor for over 30 yrs and was a great person. Always friendly and helpful. I met Jim as a kid I worked at Otasco in Springdale as a kid and he was the parts guy. It was a pleasure to say he was a friend. See you on the other side. God Bless you and your family.

Jay Clark Apr 18 2017 12:00 AM

I have no words to describe what this family means to me. James and Sue treated me as a third daughter. I have such wonderful memories growing up with my best friend Jeri. I was always welcomed with open arms from the entire Jackson family. God knew that I needed this family to help raise me. I always referred to them as my normal family since my home life was never boring. My Dad was disabled and Mom working many hours. I know that this is so hard on my dear friend Jeri. I will miss you James and please give lots of hugs to Sue and Jamie. Heaven gained a very special angel with James. Prayers of comfort to my dearest friend Jeri and each Granddaughter. Love to all . .

Laura Meek Coberley Apr 18 2017 12:00 AM

Prayers for you, your Family, Renee Birchfield.

Brenda@artonthegreen.net Apr 18 2017 12:00 AM

I have had family ties with the Jackson and Mobbs family, (in a "stepping stone" sort of way), since I was about 10 years old. When I think about James, I don't remember anything but soft spoken and kind words. The last time I saw him was at Walmart, in the last year or two. We had a nice little visit. So sorry to hear of his passing. Love and prayers to all the family.

Pat Ferguson Apr 18 2017 12:00 AM

My condolences. Wish I could be there!

Susan Holcombe Apr 18 2017 12:00 AM