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Obituary – Jackie Douglas Nix (1939-2021)

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Jackie Douglas Nix, better known as Doug, of Parks, Arkansas went to be with his Lord and Savior, Tuesday, October 26, 2021 surrounded by his loving family. Doug was born July 21, 1939 to Albert and Beatrice Nix. He was 82 years old.

As a young man, Doug married the love of his life, Bonnie Sue Rogers. Together they raised their 2 children and was involved with their grandchildren. Doug’s true love and passion was taking care of his family and spending time with his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. In his younger years, Doug enjoyed hunting and fishing. 

Doug leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 61 years, Bonnie Sue of the home, one daughter, Cindy Claunts and one son, Jackie Nix and wife Donna both of Parks, Arkansas. Papa will forever remain in the hearts of his grandchildren: Scott Claunts of Parks, Arkansas, Danielle Stipe of Cheyenne Wyoming, Tammy Claunts of Waldron, Arkansas and Ava Nix of Waldron, Arkansas as well as great-grandchildren: Destiny Claunts, Joey Stipe, Chance Gossett, Alexis Gossett, Destry Stipe, Linken Stipe, Courtney Atnip and Landon Marsh and one great-great-grandchild, Jacelynn Sanders. Doug is also survived by one sister, Norma Sue Starr of Greenwood, Arkansas and one brother, Paul Nix of Van Buren, Arkansas. Doug will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives he impacted including a host of extended family and friends he loved dearly.

Doug was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Beatrice Nix.

Doug’s life celebration will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 29, 2021 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. John Elmore officiating. Interment will follow in the Chant Cemetery in Y-City, Arkansas.

Doug’s pallbearers will be Scotty Claunts, Shane McConnell, David McConnell, Butch McConnell, Larry Boren and John Warren.

Doug’s visitation will be Thursday, October 28, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

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