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Jimmy Edward Ray Jr, age 53

Jimmy Edward Ray Jr., 53, of Ward, Arkansas passed away on April 25, 2023, at Conway Regional Hospital. He was born in Jacksonville, Arkansas on September 5, 1969.

Doctors discovered cancer just two weeks prior to his passing.  It was untreatable pancreatic cancer that had spread throughout his body.

Jimmy is preceded in death by his Father Jimmy E. Ray Sr.

He is survived by his son Neil Ray; Neil’s Mother Stefani Ray; Mother Myrna & Steve Myers; sister Sandra & Wesley Sherman; sister Michelle and Robert Casto; brother Arron Lovell; Aunt Nancy & Tommy Hollman: and lots of extended family and friends.

Jimmy worked in steel building construction from the age of 14 until he became disabled. He loved hunting, fishing, and gaming. He had several trophy bucks. He enjoyed traveling and holidays with his family. He is deeply missed.

There will be a celebration and visitation on May 13, 2023, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at 2988 Mt. Springs Rd., Cabot, AR.

Arrangements by A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400. Online guestbook available at


  • Jawanda Holloway Posted April 29, 2023 3:51 PM

    Sandra, Myrna, and family, i was so sorry to hear about Eddie’s illness and passing. All my heart goes out to you as you go through this difficult time. Sending love.

  • Dawn Cox Posted April 29, 2023 5:13 PM

    I love you Eddie.

  • Robert Cater Posted April 30, 2023 9:16 PM

    Prayers for his family and friends

  • Lisa vincent Posted May 1, 2023 7:17 AM

    Thoughts and prayers for the family during this time he was a great guy

  • Terry Brady Posted May 1, 2023 10:23 PM

    Prayers for your family Jimmy Ray.

  • Jadence Ingle Posted February 5, 2024 11:07 AM

    I miss you grand pa if you don’t know I am one of priccillas doaughter I am jadence and my sister and brother kera and braylon miss you all so much.By the way sinding prayers from the ingles

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