James Justin "Jimbo" Orlicek
Published: January 8, 2013
James Justin "Jimbo" Orlicek, age 71, of Gillette, died Monday, January 7, 2013 at his home. Jim was born August 14, 1941 in Little Rock, to the late Bill Orlicek and Anna Mae "Dutch" Denson Orlicek. He was preceded in death by his sister, Patricia Orlicek and his step-father, Ed Hugh Gilpin. Jim was a 1960 graduate of Carlisle High School, a member of the Carlisle Alumni Association,and a charter member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Carlisle, being one of the 12 people who got the church started. He was retired from Riceland Foods in Stuttgart as Data Communications Manager. Jim was known for his over-whelming laugh that could be heard throughout every room of the house, his love of roses and his beloved Jack Russell Terrier's.
Survivors include his wife, Nanci Dickson Orlicek; two daughters, Tricia Brown and husband, Darren of Roe, Arkansas and Melinda Moorehead of Little Rock; a very special son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and LaDonna Moorehead of Stuttgart; brother, Bob Orlicek of Little Rock; sister, Mary "Tibby" Gilpin Harrell Thorpe of North Little Rock; 5 grandchildren, McKensie and Maddox Moorehead, Dylan and Haley Brown, and Tillie Nall; extended family members, John and Gaye Hiryak of Stuttgart and Sharon Smith Mathis of Carlisle and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, January 9, at Immanuel Baptist Church. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, January 10, 2013 at Immanuel Baptist Church in Carlisle by Bro. J. Roland Spears. The family will be at the home of Jerry and LaDonna Moorehead, 1506 Frederick in Stuttgart. Memorials may be made to the Grand Prairie Christian School at 1104 East 21st in Stuttgart, Ark. 72160. The family would like to thank Hospice Home Care of Pine Bluff for being our special angels. Funeral arrangements are by Westbrook Funeral Home of Hazen. Online obituary at www.westbrookfuneralhomehazen.com.