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Dennis H. Kolb, age 77

Dennis H. Kolb, 77, passed away September 24, 2020.  He was born in Harlingen, Texas, on October 21,1942.

After his retirement from Army National Guard Aviation as a helicopter pilot, he volunteered with the Farmer to Farmer program through Winrock International, traveling to third world countries teaching fruit preservation. He became locally known as “The Jelly Man” in the Arkansas craft circuit, with muscadine jelly as his signature product.

He is survived by his wife, Linda and children from the blended family: Karen Kolb-Spencer, Denny Kolb, Julie Bauser, Scott Bauser and Shari Standridge, including 8 grandchildren.

Graveside service will be October 24 at Green’s Chapel, Lockesburg, AR, at 1 p.m.

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



  • Mike & Metsy Randall(neighbors) Posted October 4, 2020 5:37 AM

    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you.

  • Patrick and Johnye Fisher Posted October 4, 2020 10:56 PM

    Sure will miss our Family Friend and Jelly Man. Mom shared her water melon rind preserves recipe. They both made it so good Prayers for comfort and strength for you Linda and family!

  • Evelyn Lovelace Posted November 3, 2020 5:46 PM

    Linda, I was saddened to hear of Dennis’s passing. During our time working the elections together we developed a good friendship. This helped to make the time go by faster. Through him, I met you. Every time I look at my “jelly jars” I will think of Dennis .You and your family are in my prayers.

  • Ginny Morgan Posted January 12, 2021 1:45 PM

    So sorry to hear of your loss Linda praying for you and the family

  • Diana Graham Posted January 12, 2021 2:02 PM

    Prayers are with you and family. He will be missed.

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