of Crawfordsville, AR
August 31, 1945 - January 9, 2021
On the 31st day of the 8th month in 1945 Jimmy Louis VanVickle was born in Keiser, AR to Vernon and Edna VanVickle. He married Gloria Ann Barnes on January 16, 1967 in Joiner, AR. He and Ann have loved each other and been just a testament to all their children on what true love and family is and should always be. Jimmy was taught to be honest and hard working by parents. As an adult he managed Wallace Farms in Crawfordsville, AR for 47 years. He had the fortune of not only working for, but working with his best friend David Wallace. Ann and Jimmy have five children, Preston Parker of West Memphis, AR, Jammie Burrows (Mike) of Proctor, AR, Kellie VanVickle of Crawfordsville, AR, Christi Cupples (Jared) of Crawfordsville, AR, and Shelli Conlee (Johnny) of Crawfordsville, AR. They also have 14 grandchildren. Jimmy was always happiest when he had all his "chaps" around him. He is survived by his wife, children, grandchildren, sister Jo Gray of Selmer, TN, brother Bruce VanVickle of Anahuac, TX, and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. Jimmy is preceded in death by his parents Vernon and Edna VanVickle and his sister Peggy Lloyd (Walter). The family tried to write something that summarized his life. Many descriptions come to mind such as loving, loyal, extremely funny, a prankster, and the list could go on forever, but the words that best describe Jimmy VanVickle are, "never a dull moment". He will be missed by family, friends, and his community. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home will be following guidelines issued by the Arkansas Department of Health and the CDC regarding COVID-19. Social distancing of at least six feet must be practiced and all funeral attendees must provide and wear their own mask.
ANN, JAMIE, PRESTON, CHRISTI, KELLI, SHELLI AND ALL THE FAMILY, IM SO SORRY FOR YA'LL LOSS!JIMMY WAS A GREAT AND DEAR FRIEND TO OUR FATHER FH, JAMES HARRIS AND TO ME FOR 47 YEARS. HE WAS SO GLAD FOR ME WHEN I STARTED WORKING AT JOHN DEERE IN MARION!!!! I SURELY MISSED SEEING HIM DAILY AFTER I TRANSFER TO MARKED TREE JOHN DEERE, BUT SURE WAS GLAD TO SEE HIM AND ANN WHEN THEY CAME TO EAT FISH IN TYRONZA!!! JIMMY WILL BE GREATLY MISSED BY EVERYONE THAT KNEW HIM!! CONTINUED THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS FOR YA'LL!!!
Condolences and prayers to the family.
WONDERFUL PERSON. When ever we saw each other we always took a moment to check and see how each was doing, We both had a battle with cancer and talked about the treatments we were undergoing and then talked about farming. YOU WILL BE MISSED MR. JIMMY.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you...so sorry for your loss...RIP Jimmy...
Jimmy was such a sweet man. My husband and I met Jimmy and Ann when we joined FBC of Crawfordsville several years ago. He had a great sense of humor and would do anything to help anybody. He even pulled my car out of a ditch across from our house one Wednesday night when I was late leaving for church and I backed too far out of the driveway. And he did it cheerfully and never complained. He will be missed by so many.
Been knowing Mr Jimmy for 47 years. He was a very special friend to me, and was the best farm neighbor. We always used each others equipment. What a great friend! Mid south sales will lose it’s very special coffee drinker. Rest In Peace my friend we will all miss you very much!
Rest in peace Mr Jim you always made time for your family and friends. You will be missed tremendously
A wonderful friend and family!
I always told Mr Jimmy I could set my clock by him. Truly a man of old school virtue and principle.Love GodLove Family Love your Neighbor A man of his word, and he truly treated others according to the golden rule.
A true friend and mentor. He will definitely be missed!!!!
I had known Mr. Jimmy for many years. He was a man with great principle! I admired his work ethic and his love of his family! He will be greatly missed!
So very sorry for loss of Mr. Jimmy. Prayers for everyone. Love, Cecil & Suzy Brown
We got you and the family in ours prayers. He will be miss and that wonderful smile.
I am so sorry for y’all loss! Mr. Jim was such a sweet man! Always brought the best popcorn to the office too! Such a family man!
Sleep in Heavenly peace wrapped safely in the arms of the angels Mr Jimmy. I promise to always look out for your sweet Christi, Allie and Cohen. Such a beautiful loving family because of the love they all received from you and Ms Ann. All my love, hugs and prayers to all of the family! Heaven gained another awesome angel while we all have to live with our loss but with the love shared by all friends and family together we can honor your memory by being as loving and kind as you were! 🙏🏻🙏🏻❤️❤️😢😢
Prayers for family!! I’m so sorry for the great loss of Mr Jimmy.
Mr. Jimmy was part of our family! We love y’all and prayers for y’all!! He was simply the BEST in our book! Love the CURLEYS!
Sorry for your loss. You’re in my prayers.
I am at a loss for words. I am so very sorry for the family's loss.
So sorry for your loss. Praying 🙏for the family. His dad Married my parents back in the day.
So sorry to hear of his passing. He will be missed greatly. I have known Big Jim for many years. Will miss him riding around in his truck and waving at me every time he seen me.. Such a great friend. We will be praying for his family.
So sorry for your loss, I have known Mr. Jimmy for over 40 years. Prayers for the family.
A good man, he was always friendly to me. He even let me raid his corn patch several times. I will really miss you my friend. Bro Jim.