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Jackie (Jack) Lynn Calhoun, 62

Jackie (Jack) Lynn Calhoun, 62, of Jacksonville, Arkansas passed away on Monday, November 12, 2018. He was born on August 19, 1956 in Lonoke, Arkansas to George Calvin (Red) Calhoun and Billie Ruth Dulaney.

He was an avid sports fan and was passionate about the Arkansas Razorbacks and Dallas Cowboys.  He loved NASCAR but his greatest joy was being “Pawpaw” and attending all the grandchildren’s sports activities and spending all the time he could with them.  He was a Master Electrician for over 30 years with Arnold and Blevins Electric.

He is preceded in death by his father George (Red) Calhoun.

Jackie leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving wife of 44 years, Rita Lynn Elliott; children, Scott Calhoun (Gayla) and Amanda Calhoun; grandchildren, Austin Calhoun, Dustin Calhoun, Kylie Belew, and Bryston Belew; his mother Ruth Calhoun; siblings, Alice Faye Young (Charles), Belinda Dugas, Billy Calhoun, and Jerry Calhoun (Carol); mother-in-law Sylvia Dean Elliott; two sisters-in-law Shirley Lord and Dana Duncan; two brothers-in-law Kenny Elliott (Beverly) and Jim Elliott (Karyn) a host of nieces, nephews, as well as many friends.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 from 6 – 8 p.m. at A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas.

Funeral Service will be Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at A Natural State Funeral Service. Interment will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Park, Jacksonville, Arkansas.

Donations can be made in his honor to

Arrangements have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, Jacksonville, Arkansas. 501-982-3400. 

Link to Jackie’s Memorial Video:


  • Debbi and Chris Benson Posted November 13, 2018 3:25 PM

    We are so sad to hear this. Rita, you and your family are in our hearts.

  • Don & Barbara Smith Posted November 13, 2018 4:06 PM

    Will be missed

  • Linda & Ed Mollette Posted November 13, 2018 5:04 PM

    So sorry for your loss.
    You are all in our prayers

  • Karen Edmondson Posted November 13, 2018 5:13 PM

    So sorry for your family’s loss. He will be missed.

  • Kenny & Connie Wood Posted November 13, 2018 5:33 PM

    We are keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Pam Roberson Posted November 13, 2018 6:50 PM

    My heart is broken, I will miss jack…love this family so much, Rest in Love Jack

  • Brenda Lynch Posted November 13, 2018 6:54 PM

    Keeping you all in my heart and in my prayers.

  • Nancy Browning Posted November 13, 2018 10:03 PM

    Rita and family. I an so sorry to hear of your loss. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.00

  • Sherrie Clemons Posted November 13, 2018 10:21 PM

    I remember Jackie all the way back to 4th grade. I even remember watching him and our other classmates playing baseball way back then! What a sweet guy he always was. He had a great smile and was always kind to everyone. He is gone too soon, but praise God he is in a place with no more pain!! Rita, we love you and will be praying for you!

  • Ruth and Thad Gray Posted November 13, 2018 10:52 PM

    Rita, so sorry to hear about Jackie. Our heart goes out to you. Prayers for all of you.

  • Cindy Forester Posted November 14, 2018 5:20 AM

    Rita you and your family are in my prayers.

  • Phillip and Gail (Wood) Stickney Posted November 14, 2018 8:10 AM

    Rita, We are so sorry to hear about Jackie. I have fond memories of Jackie in school and you never saw Jackie without Rita :). I know you will take comfort in all of the wonderful years together. You and your family will be in in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Gail and Phillip

  • Bill & Bette Posted November 14, 2018 11:36 AM

    Scott, we are so sorry for the loss of your father. Our prayers are with you and your family. We will keep you in our prayers. Bill worked with him at Arnold & Blevins Electric.
    Bill & Bette Mergenschroer

  • Jerry Taylor Posted November 14, 2018 4:26 PM

    Miss you buddy

  • Linda Webb Brantley Posted November 14, 2018 7:00 PM

    Rita I am so sorry for your loss! Your in my thoughts and prayers! Luv you girl!

  • James Taylor Posted November 15, 2018 10:13 AM

    Rita I am so sorry for you and your family’s loss I am proud to be a part of this family for 57 year’s Jackie was a very special part of this family he will be greatly missed.

  • Debra Broyles Posted November 15, 2018 5:16 PM

    Rita, I am so sorry to hear about Jackie. He was always very sweet to me in high school and I always think of him fondly! The two of you were always such a cute couple! I wish I had made it to the last reunion so we could have had a long talk about the Razorbacks; I would have enjoyed it! I am very thankful that his suffering has ended and I am confident you will be reunited! I pray you feel the love and comfort of God, Debra Broyles (Romontio)

  • jim tarvin Posted November 16, 2018 10:07 AM

    rest in peace jack, you were one of the good guys, i enjoyed working with you.

  • Tammy Cumbie Posted November 27, 2018 9:03 PM

    I am so very sorry for your loss ….. prayers to your family.

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