Jackie Dean Stephens, 71, of Ward, Arkansas, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022. He was born in Marion, Illinois on Aug. 1, 1951 to the late Jack Eugene Stephens and Jennie Mae Craig.
Jackie is preceded in death by his parents Jack Eugene and Jennie Mae Stephens, and his wife, Norma Jean Mullins Stephens.
Jackie worked as a cook for the U.S. Air Force for 21 years.
Jackie leaves behind his children, Jackie Stephens Beavers, Becky Stephens, Penny Gates Gordon and Jason Gates; siblings Shirley Bruce, Linda Bruce and Lloyd (Jackie) Stephens; and many more friends and extended family members.
Arrangements have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service. 2620 W. Main St., Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076; (501) 982-3400 or www.anaturalstatefuneralservice.com.