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Jimmy Dean Gardner, age 52

Jimmy Dean Gardner, 52, passed away on Thursday, December 20, 2021. He was born on June 7, 1969 in Conway, Arkansas to the late Joann Beal and Rethal Gardner.

Jimmy is preceded in death by his parents Joann Burton and Rethal Gardner; brother James Symington; niece Joanna Nicole Mcjunkin; grandmother Eva Dee Gardner; and grandparents Delia and John Carrier.

Jimmy worked as a deck hand on a boat. He enjoyed watching sports, and even played football in high school. Jimmy was a people person. He was very outgoing and deeply loved his family and friends.

Jimmy is survived by his life partner Rita Radak; sisters Debra Sargent and Evelyn (Gary) Chitwood; step-father George Burton; three nieces and nine nephews; and a host of extended family and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be hosted by the family at a later date.

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


  • Babet James Posted January 14, 2022 11:43 AM

    Jimmy Dean I will never forget all the memories we shared with you and our family and pool team while you lived down here in Louisiana! I will definitely never forget your very unique laugh! Tell James I said hello. I love you Jimmy Rest easy my friend!

  • Babet Posted January 14, 2022 11:48 AM

    Jimmy Dean I’ll never forget all the awesome memories we shared with family and friends on the pool league while you lived here in Louisiana. I’ll also never forget your unique and so contagious laugh! Rest rest my friend!

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