Thomas William Dupree (Tommy), 80, loving father, grandfather, friend, and community supporter, passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2018.
Tommy was born on January 25, 1938 in Little Rock, AR to P.W. (Pete) and Lorene Dupree, Jr. He attended the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and Little Rock University, where he received his business degree. He was a life-long resident of Jacksonville; his entire career was spent working with family in farming and real estate development and construction.
Tommy was a world traveler who loved people, music, history, and the City of Jacksonville. He was tireless in his support of the community through his involvement with youth athletics, Sertoma Club, the Jacksonville Museum of Military History and the development of the Reed’s Bridge Battlefield Heritage Park. His efforts were always in pursuit of making his hometown strong while staying connected to its roots.
Tommy was preceded in death by his father, P. W. Jr., is mother, Lorene, his brothers Pete and Richard, and his granddaughter, Victoria. He is survived by three children Shannon Dupree, Misty Heather Dupree, and Bill Dupree; seven grandchildren Emily Faulkner, Lillian McEntire, Philip, Elliot, and Mina LaBeau, Alexandria and Thomas Dupree. He is also survived by two sisters, Mary Jo DiGuiro and Judy Beale, his sister-in-law, Arleta Dupree, and his brother, Larry Dupree.
Visitation at 10 a.m. followed by a service at 11 a.m. will be held on Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 at the First United Methodist Church, 308 West Main Street, Jacksonville, AR.
Donations in his name may be made to the Reed’s Bridge Battlefield Park c/o Jacksonville Museum of Military History, 100 Veterans Circle, Jacksonville, AR, 72076.
Arrangements have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400.
An online guestbook is available at www.anaturalstatefuneralservice.com