James Geiger

December 31, 1937November 18, 2010

James "Jim" Geiger, 72, of Texarkana, AR passed away November 18, 2010 at his home. Mr. Geiger was born December 31, 1937 in Huntington, AR. He was retired from Wadley Regional Medical Center as Director of Radiology, after 27 years. He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy where he served on the USS Toledo as well as a veteran of the U. S. Air Force where he served with the 188th Fighter Squadron. Mr. Geiger volunteered for many years with Opportunities, Inc., Prison Ministries, and Running W.J. Ranch.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Judy Peters Geiger.

Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Lacy and Scott Smith of Little Rock, AR; daughter, Jami Johnson of Texarkana, AR; and son-in-law, Tommy Johnson of Texarkana, AR; sisters, Ruth Ralls of Forth Smith, AR, and Donna Crelia of Huntington, AR; brother, Bobby Coplin of Huntington, AR; sister-in-law, Faye Geiger of Mena, AR; grandchildren, Judi Brainerd-Sams of Bryant, AR, Emily Ann Smith of Little Rock, AR, James Marshall Johnson, Madison Claire Johnson and Thomas Geiger Johnson all of Texarkana, AR; great granddaughter, Grace Ellen Sams of Bryant, AR; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Memorial Service will be 2 p.m., Saturday, November 20, 2010 at First United Methodist Church,AR with Rev. Bruce Bennett and Rev. Vicky Stephens officiating. Services are under the direction of East Funeral Home - Downtown.

Family will receive friends prior to the memorial service Saturday, at the home of Jami Johnson, 3502 Jack Cullen, Texarkana, AR.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church-Arkansas, 400 E. 6th St., Texarkana, AR 71854, American Heart Association, 4150 McKnight Rd., Texarkana, TX 75503 or American Lung Association, 1391 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 800, Washington, D.C., 20004.

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Julie Patterson

November 30, 2010

Lacy, Jami, and families,
I remember your sweet dad from our growing up days at First Lutheran Church. You lost your sweet mother at such young ages, and he did such a great job of being there for both of you. I remember that he seemed 7 ft. tall to me, and he always had a sweet smile on his face. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time. Sincerely, Julie Kunkel Patterson

November 22, 2010

Lacy, My thoughts and prayers are with you during this holiday season as you mourn the loss of your father. My God bless and comfort you, Darlene Davis Whisler

Sindy Lunsford

November 21, 2010

Lacy and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I have very fond memories of your Dad. I worked a lot of years at Wadley and would see him almost everyday. He was always so sweet and kind. Praying for your family and your loss.

Amy Eaves Woolery

November 21, 2010

Lacy, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I am sorry for your loss.

Tommy Chumley

November 21, 2010

My condolences to the family and friends. You will all be in my prayers.

Jim and Lou Ella Humphrey

November 21, 2010

We are so saddened to learn of the death of your dear dad. He was always such a caring and professional person who earned the respect and admiration of all who knew him.

Lacy and Jami, you have some big shoes to fill. It isn't fair that you have lost both parents while you are still young. You are fortunate to have had such good role models for you and for your children.

We will hold you close in our hearts as you begin a life without his physical presence. May sweet memories and the love of friends who care bring renewal, courage, and peace in the difficult days ahead.

November 20, 2010

Condolences to the family of Jim Geiger.
J. C. McChristian

Mary R. Pierce-Klink

November 20, 2010

Lacy and Jami, Got acquainted with your mother while working with your grandmother, Evelyn. And I was at the wedding when Judy married tall, dark and handsome Jim. We remained good friends until late 60's, when we drifted apart and, eventually, lost touch. I loved both and them and am so sorry to learn of your loss.

Mike & Sherryl Powell

November 20, 2010

Jim was a friend not only to me and my husband but to my parents, Wanda and Kenneth Citty before they passed away. He was always available to help them and he was so appreciated. We are so sorry for your loss but know he is in Heaven. He will be missed.

Tammie Parker Sutton

November 20, 2010

Lacy & Scott-We are so very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers!