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 5-7 p.m. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. 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.
Published April 18, 2017