of Batesville, AR
February 14, 1940 - September 13, 2021
Jack Williamson, 81, of Batesville passed away September 13, 2021.He was born to James and Dolly Opal (Hale) Williamson on February 14, 1940 in Denver, Colorado.Jack was a remarkable man. He was truly a "Jack" of all trades. He married Garnet Stein in March of 1959. They raised two children, Kari Jean and Todd, andin 2009, before Garnet's death, they celebrated 50 years of marriage. Early in his life, Jack worked at Boeing, building B-52s. Shortly after, he enlisted in the Navy, where he developed his love for photography. After leaving the Navy, he returned home to his beloved Seattle where he went to work for Kenworth. Jack also worked at Pioneer Enamel, where he made fireplaces. Later he worked for Gallery of Kitchens where he was Supervisor of Carpenters and Installers. He also was an entrepreneur, owning a radiator repair shop, an insulation business, and a doll/coffee/ice cream shop, before retiring in the early two thousands in Seattle.After his wife's passing, Jack met and married Laquida and in October of 2010, he moved to Batesville, where he quickly made friends and made this his home. He and Laquida enjoyed traveling to Seattle for summers at his home there, as well as many weekends at their cabin in Strawberry.Jack was an avid fly fisherman; he learned to fly fish from his Uncle Bob Hale during his childhood summers on the Platte River at a dam site that provides water for the City of Denver. He also loved to fish for salmon in the Pacific Ocean. Jack loved making memories through his millions of pictures. He recorded family times, historic sites, travels, and most anything that intrigued or interested him. Some of his most beautiful pictures, which many of you have had the pleasure of receiving and enjoying, were of Mt. Rainier and Snoqualmie Falls in his home in Seattle, as well as beautiful pictures from his second home in the Ozark Mountains, which he called hills. Jack saw art in God's creation and loved sharing it with friends and strangers alike.Jack had a servant's heart, and many of you have been the recipients of that great big heart. Jack read and studied his Bible every day of his life. He was a member of the Isaquah Church of Christ in Washington, and most recently, he served the Lord here at Harrison Street Church of Christ. Jack has run the race, and he has received his prize.Survivors include his wife, Laquida (Byrd) Williamson; two sons, Todd Williamson (Lori) of Issaquah, Washington and Theron Isaacs (Melanie) of Ash Flat, Arkansas; three daughters, Kari Jean Keane (Skot Beilke) of Puyallup, Washington, Sarah Poole (Kelvin) of Batesville, Arkansas, and Stephanie Isaacs of Little Rock, Arkansas; one sister, Vickie Lee (Bill) of Sun City West, Arizona, ten grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and friends.He is preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Garnet Stern Williamson, one brother, Don Williamson, and two sisters, Lavona Elliot and Pam Ferrar.A memorial service will be held at Harrison Street Church of Christ on Sunday, September 26, 2021 at 2:00pm with Theron Isaacs and Todd Williamson officiating.The family request no flowers, instead, they would prefer memorials be made to Paragould Children's Home, 5515 Walcott Rd, Paragould, AR 72450, or Old Independence Regional Museum, 380 S 9th St, Batesville, AR 72501.
Ms. LaQuida, we were so sad to hear of Mr. Jack’s passing. We enjoyed the few times we got to spend with y’all. I’m so glad you guys came to our 4th of July fish fry! He will truly be missed. I’ll cherish the pictures he gave me & the stories he told about them! If you need anything we come to strawberry often! You are in our prayers❣️Tony & Jackie Fowler
Laquida I am so sorry for your loss. I met Jack when I worked at Greenfield Sheet Metal. He always had stories to tell and was such a nice man. Prayers for you all!
I am so sorry for your loss Laquida. Jack was a very delightful and generous man to know. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. I will miss seeing him at church. I know how how your feeling losing your husband. But he's on great hands now and he's not suffering with covid anymore. I love you and will see you soon. Lots of love and may god bless you.
JACK WAS A WELCOME SIGHT AT GRASS ROOTS, YOU NEVER KNEW WHAT ADVENTURE, HE WOULD TAKE YOU ON!!!!
Our family only got to meet Jack a few years ago through Church. He was a kind man with a big smile. He and that smile feft a lasting impression on us. He loved to share his pictures with the girls and he always had a witty personally that could brighten any room. Jack will be missed by us all. Our condolences to the family.🙏
Laquida and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss.
My Uncle Jack reminded me of Grandpa... Hard headed, stubborn, out work ya every day of the week. He was a Charmer with a big heart. He was how God intended us men to be like. No matter how you got, you were still hey kid. Uncle Jack had a way of making you feel good about being in one anothers presence, equally. But you were always hey kid... Wish i had spent more time around you growing up. Leaving one family to be with the other, if anybody earned it, it would be you. Love ya and miss ya uncle jack
Every time I discover some unique artistic pictures in nature, I am always reminded of Jack. And when I'm reminded of him my first thought is DAILY SERVANT. Honored our paths crossed in this lifetime. Laquida, you and all the family are in my continuous prayers 🙏 ❤
Laquita, Theron and Melanie, and Sarah et al... I am truly sorry for your loss. My sincere condolences to your extended family. Much love, Mark
I am thinking of you and am sorry for your loss. Jennie Holmes
I have rarely seen anyone exhibit so much joy for assembling with the saints and worshipping the Lord. Jack would greet everyone with the biggest broadest smile and embrace. I will miss that twinkle in his eyes and I look forward to seeing him again in the eternal home we will share. Till we meet.
I'm so sorry for your loss. Jack's humor and joy was contagious; his generosity and energy a blessing to all. Prayers for comfort. Cherish all the precious memories. Paulette Hines.
So many wonderful memories growing up in Renton with Jack, Todd, and the family. Hiking trips he would take us young boys on in the cascades, working with Jack in his insulation business as a young adult, being in his home and feeling like a son from the time I was 10 yrs old, until I had my own children.To Todd and Kari, I miss you both, your mom and now your dad! I'm thankful for your family, and the loving memories I carry with me. Your dad was one of the most special, positive, hard-working, loving men I have ever known!Paulette and I send our love.
Jack was such a kind & fun loving man and his energies were larger than life! He knew where he was going & how to get there. He has reached his reward.We are all just a bit richer for having known and loved this lovely man.Laquida, for you and all the family, know that we love you & are praying foreach of you. God bless.
So sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. He lived an incredible life, and I’m so glad he and Laquida found each other and got to spend so many years together. Love y’all and praying for your comfort and peace. - Terry
I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and the family at the difficult time
Jack was a wonderful man and will surely be missed. Praying for God’s comfort for you.
Though we didn't get to spend much time with him, he left a lasting impression on all of us. May we all strive for his energy and enthusiasm for life. Love and light to you all.
I have so many cherished memories of Jack. He will be dearly missed. Your families are in our prayers.
I was honored to have known Jack. He was a wonderful and loving man who always had a smile and a “hello beautiful “ to me. I will miss you, but our paths will cross again.
So sorry for your loss.
It was a pleasure to know Jack. He was such a happy man, and always eager to share his pictures and interesting finds. The branch of thorns he brought to church we will never forget. We are so sorry his days were cut short. We pray for the family to be comforted during this time of great loss.
Laquita we were so sad to hear that your husband lost his battle with covid. He has won his reward now so he is in good hands now. We send our love & sympathy.
So sorry for your loss Laquida!
Jack was loved by everyone. He will be missed. So sorry for your loss With love and prayers,Harold and Brenda Wren
So sorry for your loss! You’re in our thoughts and prayers, may God wrap his loving arms around all of you.Paul and Sharon Strecker
So sorry for your loss. Praying fir comfort at this time.
Jack was one of a kind.
Theron and Melanie, Bailey and I are so sorry to learn of the loss of your father. Prayers for you and family.
I was lucky enough to once call you my father in law . I am forever grateful in all that you showed and taught me and my children . You will be missed .
We will miss being with Jack at DQ on Sundays. Our prayers for comfort and wonderful recalls of great memories for his wife and family.
Jack was a part of our family for almost ten years and we will miss him so much. His love for God’s word and his family was evident in his actions and words everyday!
I'm so sorry for your loss. Our loss. We were all made better because Jack came among us.
So sorry for your loss...Prayers for comfort..
Praying for y’all.