Jimmy Andrew Emerson was born January 9, 1949 in Little Rock, Arkansas to James Monroe Emerson and Florence “Mickey” Taylor Emerson. Jimmy went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, September 30, 2023 after a 5 year battle with kidney and liver failure.
Jimmy was a truck driver, mechanic, race truck driver, black and tan hound dog trainer, exceptional pool player and late night counselor to many friends and family in his shop in the backyard.
He was preceded in death by his father, by his Mother, Mickey Whitehead and stepfather Marvin Whitehead.
He is survived by his favorite (and only) wife Brenda Smith Emerson, daughter and biggest fan, Tammy Emerson, granddaughter and best pal, Bailey Shumate, great grandson, best buddy and the sunshine of his life, Waylon Mason, sister Betty Taylor, half-brother Buddy Emerson, half-sister, Teresa Cicero, stepbrother, Johnny Whitehead and step sister Sherry Stricklin.
His family would like to thank the following for his exceptional care over the last 5 years, Dr. Kimberly Gartman, Dr. Scott Wofford, Dr. Stephan Hemmings, Dr. Kewen Jauss , Dr. Nidhi Jain, Katy Redenbaugh, RN and the entire staff at Davita Home Health Springhill. To Francis in Dr. Woffords office for her patience and responsiveness to calls from Brenda and to Carmen in Dr. Jauss’s office for putting up with “Freddie Ferkel”
His family would also like to thank his friends who supported him; fellow pool/poker players Dean Miner, Jim Milam and Mark Williams,…he tried to teach them to play pool at his level, but they wouldn’t listen so he left this world being the better pool player. His fishing, hunting, and racing friends, A. J. Carter, Steve Matlock, Keith Glover and Jason Lunsford who he spent many hours enjoying the outdoors.
To his step-brother, Johnny Whitehead for the front porch rocking chair talks where they solved the world’s problems and shared their faith in God.
To his cousins, Dale Eslick and Sissy Mabrey for the phone calls to stay in touch.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or International Fellowship of Christian and Jews.
Put on your flannel shirt and join us for a memorial service to be held Saturday, October 7 beginning at 2 pm at Graves Memorial Baptist Church, 4617 Oak Grove Road, North Little Rock, AR.
Services are under the trusted direction of A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. Please visit Jimmy’s online guestbook at www.anaturalfuneralstateservice.com