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David Kent Jackson, Sr.

Bryant, AR, 1933 - 2019

David Kent Jackson, Sr., 86, of Bryant, died on July 2, 2019. He was born on February 8, 1933, in Little Rock to the late Kent and Martha Vaughn Jackson. David was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Alan and Milton Vaughn Jackson, Sr.
David is survived by his wife of 62 years, Linda Prickett Jackson; son, David Kent Jackson, Jr.; daughter, Martha Fay Jackson; many nieces and nephews including John Prickett, Jr., Joel (Melissa) Prickett of Bryant, Alan Jackson and Milton Jackson of Tyler, Texas; nieces, Dianna (Curt) Prickett Grout of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Kathryn Brazzel of Tyler, Texas; great nephews, Jacob Prickett, Clayton Prickett, Robert Jackson and Garrett Brazzel; great nieces, Abigail Prickett and Anna Brazzel.
He is also survived by his sister-in-laws, Sally Prickett of Little Rock and Marie Jackson of Tyler, Texas.
As a young boy, David fell in love with the Circus and spent the rest of his life building the Hale Brothers Circus, a miniature Circus now on display at the Grant County Museum in Sheridan, Ark. In addition, he was a collector of Circus memorabilia and posters.
David graduated from Little Rock High School in 1951, attended Little Rock Junior College and served in the United States Army in Germany for 3 years, 1953 through 1956. He had a long career working for the Rock Island Railroad and retired from the Union Pacific Railroad in 1992. David was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Benton since 1959. He served as chairperson of the Pastor/Parish Relations Committee, Finance Committee and the Williams Preaching Series. David was a member of the Wesley Sunday School Class and the Recycled Voices. He was appointed by Governor Mike Huckabee to the Governor's Advisory Council on Aging.
Church services by Ashby Funeral Home will be July 5, 2019, at 10 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Benton with Rev. Joel Prickett and Rev. Taylor Loy presiding. Visitation will be at the Church, 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. before services.
Memorials may be made the First United Methodist Church of Benton, 200 North Market, Benton, Ark., 72015 or to the Television Ministry of Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church at 4823 Woodlawn, Little Rock, Ark., 72205. On line guestbook at

Published July 4, 2019

Ashby Funeral Home
108 West Narroway, Benton, AR
Phone: 501-778-2544