Jack W. Urquhart, July 27, 1944 – November 16, 2019
Our dad was called home on November 16, 2019 at 9:01 a.m.
He is preceded in death by his parents Kenneth and Dorathy Urquhart and sister Raya Marie Urquhart Tallman.
He leaves behind his daughter Jackie Urquhart Dickerson and his son Jody Urquhart (Keri); his grandchildren Alexis Grace Urquhart and Logan Booth Dickerson; one sister Karen Ann Bombard and many friends and family.
I’m very sad to have lost my dad, my best friend. He was the man that taught me electrical, mechanical, and woodworking skills, but most importantly that hard work never killed anyone. He would say, “If you have to back up to a check, then you didn’t earn it”. He also would say, “You work twice as hard on your last day as your first day, just to show them they didn’t hurt you.” He taught me to always look ahead for more to do and find opportunities to advance. He would say, “Show me a man that thinks he makes all he’s worth and I’ll show you a man done working for you.” My dad taught me that everything has its place and if you always put it where it belongs, you will always know where to find it when you need it. Can you tell yet that he grew up on a farm?
My dad was a Master Electrician by trade and a “Jack” of all trades. He was a member of the IBEW Local 295. His super power was his ability to fabricate and build anything. He never drew anything out, he spent time building it in his mind and then brought it to life. If you knew him you knew he didn’t tolerate nonsense, he expected the best from his friends and even more of himself. His motto, “If you’re looking for slack, don’t come to Jack”. My dad had huge hands (his pinkies were size 14) and forearms, together as tough as sledgehammers. At the end there was nothing left of his hands, just a shell of what they once were; scarred up from years of hard work.
I’m extremely thankful he was our dad.
Just Jack to everyone he ever met, dad to Jackie and I, and poppa to his grandchildren
A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. at A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main, Jacksonville, Arkansas.
Memorials in Jacks honor can made to the Sylvan Hills Community Church, 8019 Arkansas Highway 107, Sherwood, Arkansas, 72120