Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home

517 Clay St., Arkadelphia, AR

Phone: 870-246-4551


Jackie Terrell McCallum

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Published: May 16, 2018

Jackie Terrell McCallum, age 87, of Arkadelphia, passed away May 14, 2018. He was born October 7, 1930, the son of Wriley and Lorene McCallum. Jack was a long time resident of Clark County and a member of Park Hill Baptist Church. For many years, he shared his faith as a Deacon and adult Sunday School teacher. He loved to deer hunt, work on his farm and grow a vegetable garden. Jack was a Navy veteran and served during the Korean War. He worked for 32 years as an engineer for IBM. After retiring in 1987, he worked on his cattle and timber farm.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Ruie Granger McCallum, his grandson, David Terrell McCallum and his brother, Gary "Butch" McCallum. Survivors are his son, Robert McCallum and wife Diann of Arkadelphia; daughter, Vicki Hedden and husband Terry of Fayetteville; sister, Judy Fisher and brother-in-law Robert of Nashville, Tenn.; step-brother, Roger Wilson of Bismarck and step-brother, Vance Wilson and wife Patsy of Delight, Ark.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home Chapel in Arkadelphia with Dr. Marvin Pate officiating. Visitation will be prior to the service that day at 10 a.m. at Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Degray Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bobby Bunn, David Golden, Roy Ham, Brian Kirksey, Mike Leamons and Luke Leamons.

Memorials may be made to the David T. McCallum Charitable Endowment, in care of the Clark County Community Foundation, P.O. Box 735, Arkadelphia, Ark. 71923. Online tribute page is available at www.ruggleswilcox.com.

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