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James Anthony “Spanky” Davis, 61

James Anthony “Spanky” Davis, 61 of Jacksonville, Arkansas passed from this life on October 8, 2019. He was born on April 29, 1958 in Newport, Arkansas to Howard E. and Jane E. Davis. James served in the United State Marines; loved working on cars and motorcycles and spending time with his family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his father Howard E. Davis; brother Keith Davis and son Shawn Uptain. James leaves behind his loving wife of 38 years Sharon K Davis; son Jessie James Davis; three grandchildren Bryan Brown, Dylan Brown and Jason Uptain; mother Jane E. Phillips (Buddy); brother Rick Davis (Rhoda); step-sister Karen and her husband Kirby and a host of other family and friends.

Visitation will be held on Monday, October 14, 2019 at A Natural State Funeral Service in Jacksonville from 9:30-10:30am with funeral services to begin at 10:30am. Burial will follow at the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery in North Little Rock. 

Arrangements entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400


Memorial of Spanky’s life:


  • Shirley Brown Posted October 10, 2019 8:31 PM

    Sharon so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Lisa woodruff Posted October 10, 2019 8:59 PM

    I’m so sorry Sharon

  • Stephanie Stoltz Posted October 11, 2019 4:36 AM

    Gone too soon, but never forgotten. God bless you sir! You will be missed

  • Nancy Elliott Posted October 12, 2019 8:33 AM

    So sorry, Sharon, Praying for you.

  • Ken McFalls Posted October 12, 2019 10:01 AM

    Semper Fi my brother. May you always stand tall while guarding the gates of Heaven.

  • ADRIAN R. HUMMEL Posted November 27, 2019 6:36 PM

    Very smart man and he always made sure it was right. I worked with James and I really learn from him.

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