March 18, 1939 – October 17, 2020
Phillip Jackson, 81, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 17, 2020. He was born March 18, 1939 in Mulberry to Buster and Minnie Ellen Jackson. He graduated from Mulberry High School then served two years in the United States Army. Afterward, he returned home where he met and married the love of his life, Harlene Gaines. Together they celebrated 58 years of marriage on September 7, 2020.
Phillip was a lifetime builder specializing in custom homes. He refereed high school and college basketball for 25 years and coached Mulberry Little League for many years. He served on the Mulberry School Board for 10 years and was a member of the Mulberry First Baptist Church.
They settled in Mulberry where they raised four children, Mona Colvin (Skip) of Conway, Sammie Liles of Alma, Lee Jackson (Misty) of Mulberry, and Andy Jackson (Brooke) of Fort Smith. They have twelve grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his twin-sister, Phyllis Pendleton of Alma.
Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at the Mulberry First Baptist Church with burial to follow at New Cemetery in Mulberry, under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren, AR.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons.
The family will visit with friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday, October 19, 2020 at the Mulberry First Baptist Family Life Center, 453 Church Ave, Mulberry, AR. The family would like to send their sincere thanks and appreciation to the wonderful nurses and staff at Heart of Hospice for all that you did for them during their final days with Phillip.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like to ask for donations to the Historic Kirksey Hospital in Mulberry in the name of Phillip Jackson and may be mailed to the City of Mulberry, P.O. Box 448, Mulberry, AR 72947.
Monday, October 19, 2020
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
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D. H. McCain
October 19, 2020
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