Larry Ellis Jackson, 69, of Marion, passed away Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, at Baptist Memorial East Hospital, Memphis. Larry was born Feb. 10, 1946, to the late Ira and Thelma Jackson of Leachville.
He is survived by Mittie Jackson, his beloved wife of 49 years; his "Darlins" and "Bubba" (three children), Michelle (Joe) Caracci of Wentzville, Mo., Bryan (Kim) Jackson, of Marion, and Angela (Stephen) Pardy, of West Memphis; his "Little Darlins" (six granddaughters), Amanda Caracci (Joe Starke), Kassidy Pardy, Alex Pardy, Kersten Jackson, Alyssa "Bree" Pardy and Abby Jackson; three siblings, Jerry Jackson of Gosnell, Steve (Terry) Jackson of Hot Springs and Joy Jackson of Leachville; nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, great-nieces and great-nephews, along with many friends whom he also considered family.
Larry grew up in Leachville, attending Leachville High School. He received his Associates Degree from Arkansas State University. He served in the Army Reserve until 1969. He had a rewarding career as an Arkansas State Trooper for 32 years, considering some of his co-workers his dearest friends.
More than anything else, Larry preferred to spend time with those he loved, his family and friends. They were his heart.
Visitation was held Thursday, Sept. 3, from 10-11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Marion. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. with burial following at Crittenden Memorial Park under the direction of Roller-Citizens Funeral Home.