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Carl Junior Wadkins, age 89

Carl Junior Wadkins, age 89 of Beebe, Arkansas went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 17, 2024. He was the husband of Allene Wadkins of Beebe, AR, they shared more than 69 years of marriage together.

He was a member of Grace Point Church in Beebe. He enjoyed gardening and working with animals. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, and sports. In his younger days he enjoyed playing baseball with his grandkids.

He is preceded in death by his parents Oscar Pearl Wadkins, Georgia Oraine Mosley Wadkins, four brothers, three sisters a grandson Timothy Eric Tarno Sr. and a great-grandson Timothy Eric Tarno Jr.

He is survived by his wife Allene Wadkins, children Vickie Evans, Keith Wadkins, and Anita Pyle, Brothers Douglas and Ronald Wadkins. He was blessed with a slew of Grandchildren (13), Great Grandchildren (24), Great Great Grandchildren (14).

A family hosted celebration of life will be held on Sunday, January 21, 2024 with time of visitation beginning at 2pm and service starting at 3pm, services will be held at Gracepoint Church located at 3110 AR-31 Beebe, AR.

Arrangements are under the trusted direction of A Natural State Funeral Service & Crematory, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400


  • Sam Evans Posted January 18, 2024 8:30 PM

    No better man walked into my life while I was a member of this beautiful family. Always energetic, fun and full of love and laughter. Thank you Daddy for allowing your love to touch my heart and spirit. You will be undeniably greatly missed
    I thank you and momma for allowing me into your family.
    My Love will forever remain with the daughter you raised.
    Love and miss you for eternity.
    I remain for ever in your service
    Sam Evans

  • Frances Rainwater Posted January 19, 2024 1:25 AM

    My prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. But we have a hope we’ll see Bro Wadkins again soon

  • Jimmy and Diane Larker Posted January 19, 2024 2:37 PM

    What a wonderful person this world has lost. But heaven gained. We love and will miss you.

  • Jack Causey Posted January 19, 2024 6:32 PM

    As it is once appointed unto us all, I will miss my friend. Junior will be forever known for his generosity toward the needy and his willingness to help others. I personally was blessed this last year with a box of produce from him, and yes I did not even make a request, this is who Junior was. I gave him my greatest thanks, but others need to hear. Too often I think we delay our true feelings for one another until it is too late. I know Junior had trouble hearing but there was no mistaking his understanding. I will miss him in church mainly, but his faithfulness is surely being rewarded. Good bye for now my friend, until we meet again.

  • Rena (Wallace) Loyd Posted January 20, 2024 10:44 AM

    We are so sorry to hear of Uncle Jr’s passing. Our prayers are with the families during this time. We know we will see him again one day. Clifford Wallace and Daughters, Rena, Melissa, Vanessa

  • Delana & Timothy King Posted January 21, 2024 2:44 PM

    Our condolences to you & the family.

    Bro. Wadkins was a good guy, we are really gonna miss him.

    My husband Timothy King & I have been reminiscing about JR Bro Wadkins.
    Tim had given JR a bee hive a few years ago then he got to watch him put it into JR own Bee Box.

    We would see Bro. Wadkins selling plants & pecans. We loved talking to him. They spoke often about gardening.
    Lots of times when we would go to McDonald’s he would be there & ask us about Tim’s Beaver trapping.
    JR sat right behind us in church as well with Allene.

    Tim also thought it was so neat how he said; he could train a bird(s).
    My husband felt very close to him as they had so much in common.

    Allene Wadkins is so dear to me.
    I just love her so much !!🫶🏼

    Our thoughts & prayers are with you all & in celebrating
    Bro. Wadkins, JR’s life ! 😘

  • Lyndsey Posted February 9, 2024 4:41 PM

    Our deepest condolences on the loss of such a sweet man. He always had a smile and kind words. His warmth will be missed.

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