James Edward Jackson

August 18, 1937 ~ February 3, 2015 (age 77)


James Edward Jackson, 77, of Beebe, Arkansas, was born August 18, 1937 to Myrtle and Grady Jackson, and he passed away February 3, 2015 in Searcy.
He was a heavy equipment operator, a member of the National Guard and a Mason.

Mr. Jackson was a true community servant, who from 1976 until 1986, served the city of Beebe as a police officer and during that time was promoted to Chief of Police.

Along with being a police officer, he served with the Beebe Fire Department from 1970 until 1993 and also served as a city alderman and as a Justice of the Peace for White County.

Jimmy continued to serve his community from 1986 until 1997 working with the ASU-Beebe Police Department and obtaining the rank of Chief of Police.

After retiring from ASU-Beebe, he began another career as a school bus driver for the Beebe School District.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Jackson; his parents; and granddaughter, Nicki Jackson.

Jimmy is survived by two sons, Ricky L. Jackson (Trish) of Beebe, and Frank Jackson (Candy) also of Beebe; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one brother, Jackie Jackson (Rose) of McRae.

Family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday at Smith - Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe. Funeral will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 7, 2015, at Smith - Westbrook Funeral Home, with burial in Beebe Cemetery. Arrangements by Smith - Westbrook Funeral Home.

Cemetery Details

Beebe Cemetery
207 S. Lemon
Beebe, AR, 72012


FEB 6. 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Smith - Westbrook Funeral Home

404 W. Dewitt Henry Dr.

Beebe, AR, US, 72012

Funeral Service

FEB 7. 10:00 AM

Smith - Westbrook Funeral Home

404 W. Dewitt Henry Dr.

Beebe, AR, US, 72012

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