Rickey Verlyn Jackson, 68, of Paragould, passed from the cares of this life on Dec. 15, 2020, at his home.

Rickey was born on March 31, 1952, to the late Albert Jackson and Gerlene Holland Jackson. Rickey operated Rick’s Auto Country after many years at Pannell and O’Neil Ford, and managed the family farm. He enjoyed spending time at the lake and was an avid water-skier in his younger years. He liked to hunt and fish, spend lots of time outdoors, but most of all he loved spending time with his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one son, Jeremiah Jackson.

Rickey is survived by his loving wife, Kathy Robbins Jackson; his son, Joshua and daughter-in-law Chelsea Jackson of Florida, daughter, Juli Jackson of Pennsylvania; sister, Deborah and brother-in-law Richard Fleischer of New Jersey; grandchildren, Jace, Connor, Colin, Kasen, Joshua and Judah; and one great-granddaughter, Jocelyn Jackson.

Visitation is Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020 from 6-8 p.m. at Mitchell Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, Dec. 20, at 2 p.m., also at Mitchell Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Warren’s Chapel Cemetery. Following the State of Arkansas COVID-19 guidelines, no more than 50 people will be allowed to gather inside of Mitchell Funeral Home and practice social distancing, keeping a 6-foot distance between one another. Face masks are required to enter the building and to be worn at all times.

You may sign the online guestbook at www.mitchell funeralhomes.com.

As memorial, the family welcomes flowers or donations to Warren’s Chapel Cemetery or The Leukemia Foundation.

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