OBITUARY

Jack Arnold Griebel Sr.

November 19, 1926April 25, 2021

Jack A. Griebel, Sr, passed peacefully in his home with his 2 sons present on April 25, 2021 at age 94. Born to parents Theodore Adolph Griebel and Lucille Woods Griebel in 1926, Jack grew up in North Little Rock Arkansas. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years Mildred Griebel.

Jack faced many hardships in his early life. A victim of the banking collapse that led to the Great Depression, the family moved into a houseboat on the Arkansas River at the base of the Baring Cross railroad bridge. Surviving polio at age 5, he was left unable to participate in games involving running, and learned to entertain himself by mastering the family’s rowboat on the River.

After graduating highschool he became involved in the magazine and newspaper distribution business, and eventually established Jack’s Newstand, where he was the distributor of the Chicago Daily Racing Form for many years.

A man of many talents, he became proficient in vegetable gardening on a commercial scale. As he grew older he established a small engine repair business. He enjoyed children and had an uncanny ability to calm young children.

He is survived by his two sons Jack Griebel, Jr., Andy Griebel, and Granddaughters Lauren, Greer and Meredith Griebel.

A reception will begin at Noon on May 7 at the PineCrest Funeral Home, followed by funeral at 2pm and graveside ceremony at 3pm at Forest Hills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Geyer Spring First Baptist Church.

Services

7 May

Visitation for Family and Friends

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Pinecrest Funeral Home

7401 Highway 5 N
Alexander, Arkansas 72002

7 May

Funeral Service

2:00 pm

Pinecrest Funeral Home

7401 Highway 5 N
Alexander, Arkansas 72002

7 May

Committal Service

3:00 pm

Forest Hills Memorial Park

10201 Highway 5 North
Alexander, Arkansas

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Garlene Pinnell Griebel Spatt

April 29, 2021

Jack and Andy, I was sorry to learn of your dad's passing. I remember him as a person who truly loved God and his sweet Milly. I, also, remember he always "told it like it was," when asked for his opinion--such a great guy!

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY