Jackie Jones of Dierks, Ark., passed away on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, in Nashville, Ark.
He was born on Jan. 27, 1953in Nashville, Ark., the son of the late James Carmel Jones and Essie Eudy Jones.
Mr. Jones retired from the Briar Plant with 20 plus years of service, and was a Deacon at Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church.
Mr. Jones went through 14 surgeries in 13 months while taking kidney dialysis 3 days a week. He got his prosthetic legs after enduring numerous amputations and was about to face another amputation on his hand to remove three fingers. His hope was to be able to walk into Church and he was working very hard at achieving this goal during his therapy. He was a resident of Mine Creek Healthcare for about a year.
Survivors include: his daughter, Becky Lambeth, her husband Kyle and son Billy Jones; three brothers, David Jones, Mackie Jones, and Eddie Jones; his sister, Linda Phelps; five grandchildren, Jared Lambeth, Megan Lambeth, Hunter Lambeth, Michael Olsen, and Dakota Stinnett; a number of nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.
Visitation waw 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24th, at the Latimer Funeral Home Chapel in Nashville.
Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m, Sunday, Sept. 25th, at the Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. J.W. Gilbert and Bro. Calvin Parker officiating. Burial followed in Sunshine Cemetery under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Therapy Department at Mine Creek Healthcare Center..
You may send an online sympathy message at latimerfuneralhome.com.