Obituaries

Jimmy Edwin Vandiver

Jimmy Edwin Vandiver, age 77, of Arkadelphia, passed from this life on Tuesday, October 11, 2022, at Twin Rivers Health and Rehabilitation Center in Arkadelphia. 

He was born May 16, 1945 in Dallas, Texas, the son of the late James T. and Hester Staton Vandiver. Jim was a United States Navy veteran. He was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church. Jim owned and operated J & O Trucking Company for many years. He enjoyed fishing, dancing and working on the farm in his free time. 

Jim was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors are his wife, Ola Clark Vandiver of Arkadelphia; one son, Brian Vandiver of Arkadelphia; two daughters, Niki Vandiver (Bryson Bittle) of Arkadelphia and Kristin Brown (Michael) of Arkadelphia; six grandchildren, Staton and Slayde Vandiver, Mahala Keeling, Aurora Vandiver, Kooper and Mikah Brown.

The family will host a memorial service at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, at Lakeview Baptist Church with Bro. Chad Cox officiating. 

Memorials may be made to Lakeview Baptist Church c/o Gail Gravett, 319 Gravett Rd, Arkadelphia, AR 71923.

Final arrangements are entrusted to The Welch Funeral Home of Arkadelphia. Visit www.welchfh.net to sign the guest book.

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