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Uriah Frank Ainsworth, age 80

Uriah Frank Ainsworth, age 80, of Ward, Arkansas, passed away on May 23, 2023. He was born on October 10, 1942 in Ranger, Texas, to Ira Ainsworth and Ruby Casey.

Uriah was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He served as a firefighter for Jacksonville for many years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, and racecars.

Uriah is preceded in death by his parents Ira S. Ainsworth and Ruby Casey Ainsworth, and siblings Alvin Ainsworth, Calvin Ainsworth, and Lucile McGough.

Uriah leaves behind his loving wife Thelma Ainsworth; children Doyle and Clayton Ainsworth; grandchildren Casie O’Sullivan, Bailey Ainsworth, Tyler Ainsworth, Brock Walden Lindsey, Walden, Coy Burke, and Rocky Burke; great grandchildren Ryleigh O’Sullivan, Allison O’Sullivan, Peighton Mooney, Raelynn Mooney, Thomas Dugan, Maya Walden, and Kaiden Walden; siblings Floyd and Billy Ainsworth.

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


  • Bill Shelley Ret. Lieutenant Jacksonville Police Posted May 24, 2023 3:15 PM

    I always enjoyed working beside Capt Anisworth at the fire scenes in Jacksonville. He always treated the police officers with respect. He was one of the great ones. May GOD Bless his family and give them strength and comfort during this difficult time of grief.

  • Ron and Terri Bauman Posted May 24, 2023 4:00 PM

    Frank was a good role model for all in his life. He will be missed

  • Ron and Terri Bauman Posted May 24, 2023 4:01 PM

    He will be missed by all

  • CherylBauman Posted May 24, 2023 4:18 PM

    Many of us looked up to Frank as a compassionate and loving man. He spoke when he had something important to say. I will always remember him as a loving grandfather, father-in-law, father and husband to all of his family. He taught some of the best firefighters in Jacksonville and was a pillar of our family too. A very upstanding man to say the least, I will miss him. Bless those who knew him and bless this family.

  • Cathy Fletcher Posted May 24, 2023 7:10 PM

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. It was an honor to care for Mr Frank.

  • Mark Smart Posted May 25, 2023 8:08 AM

    Frank was my first Captain at the Jacksonville fire department. He taught me so many things that I remembered throughout my 40 year career in the fire service. Not the least of which was how to be a good fire officer. Thank you, Capt. A.

  • David George Posted May 25, 2023 7:34 PM

    Frank was one heck of a firefighter and a good person and will be miss.

  • Ruby O’Neill Posted May 25, 2023 9:47 PM

    Prayers and love for Aunt Thelma, Clayton and Doyle, and all our family. ❤️🙏❤️❤️🙏

  • Cecilia Dixon Posted May 26, 2023 3:08 PM

    Thelma and family I’m sorry for the loss of frank y’all are in my prayers may GOD wrap his arms in time of need

  • Celia Dsvis Posted May 27, 2023 1:47 PM

    Frank and I were in the same class of 1961 at Ranger High School. He was such a sweet and gentle person. The class iof 1961 send their condolences to the family.

  • Rodney and Charity Kirkpatrick Posted May 30, 2023 2:25 PM

    Very sorry for the loss of your father. We will be praying for you.

  • Ron and Emma Knight Posted June 6, 2023 7:45 PM

    Our love and prayers go to Thelma, Doyle, Clayton, and all the others who love Frank. I it does. It seem possible that there is now a world without him, but I know there is heaven with him in it.. . Now Heaven is a bit safer.

  • CASIE O’SULLIVAN Posted June 13, 2023 10:34 PM

    You took care of me, raised me and taught me how to work hard. You always had my best interest at heart and never let me down. I’ll never forget all of the memories we made and the love I continue to have for you. I will miss you forever and won’t forget how strong you were and how hard you fought until your last breath. We know you’re at peace and exactly where you want to be. I’ll see you again, Papa.

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