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Russell Freeman Kumpe Jr, age 78

Russell Freeman Kumpe Jr. (78) of Jacksonville, passed away on January 26, 2024. He was born on February 25,1945 and was raised by his grandparents Ambers and Rena Dorsey in Little Rock.

He enjoyed his many years coaching in the Jacksonville baseball program. He spent his years with the White Bag, First Federal and Fire Department teams. Russ also coached Sertoma league football for a few years and he was also a truck driver for many years until he retired.

He is preceded in death by his daughter Angela Kumpe Estell. He is survived by his wife of 59 years Barbara Ann Kumpe, his daughter Renee Hinson, and son Bradley Kumpe. He is also survived by 8 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren as well as 2 sisters Linda Anderson and Laura Howard-Brettner.

Per his request, no memorial service will be held.

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


  • Donna, Chad, and David Rose Posted January 29, 2024 7:35 PM

    Barbara and family, I told Chad I was Russ on my mind yesterday. Chad, David and I have many good memories spent with all of you! Praying for all of you as well!

  • Stephanie Key Posted January 29, 2024 8:04 PM

    Sorry for your loss, praying for the family

  • Robert A. Walls aka Tank Posted January 31, 2024 12:56 PM

    To Brad and the Kumpe family, I send my deepest condolences for Coach Russ. I had the opportunity a couple of years ago to tell him how much of an influence he had in my life decisions. He will always be a star in the sky, as far as I’m concerned. Rest well, Coach!!!

  • Rodney Owens Posted January 31, 2024 8:44 PM

    I meet Mr.Russell year ago when he used to Deer Hunt down in Princeton Ar He was truly a good guy rest well friend (prayers for the family)

  • Curtis Hinson Posted January 31, 2024 9:14 PM

    Renee, y’all are my prayers

  • Kim & Hunter Posted January 31, 2024 9:16 PM

    He will be greatly missed, the most stubborn loveable man I’ve met! Hunter looks so much like him and I remember how much joy holding that little boy brought him. We will be praying for you

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