J. L. Jeffers, 66, of Crossett, died on June 2, 2014.
He was born on July 21, 1947 in Portland and was the son of the late Carl and Louise Jeffers.
Mr. Jeffers was a native and lifelong resident of Crossett. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and love the outdoors and spending time with his family
He was employed by U. S. Dunnage and an active member of the Crossett Masonic Lodge #576 and a District Deputy Grand Marshall of District 16 in the Scottish Rites.
He was also a member of the Lions Club and a Vietnam veteran who proudly served his country in the Navy.
Mr. Jeffers was a deacon and a member of Cross Road Missionary Baptist Church. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and wonderful friend.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Louise Jeffers and three sisters, Faye, Nancy and Elizabeth.
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Mary Jeffers of Crossett; two daughters, Theresa Duke and husband, Todd of Dubach, La. and Kristi Morgan and husband, Steve “Cheezy” of Crossett; seven grandchildren, Blake Kubiak “Bubba”, Casey Morgan “KK”, Sydney Morgan “Lulu”, Patrick Duke, Chris Duke, Brittni Gober, April Duke; two great grandchildren, Daniel and Ansaley Duke; three brothers, Charles Jeffers and wife, Angela, Jerry Wayne Jeffers and wife, Becky, all of Crossett, Jr. Jeffers and wife, Gail of Milo; two sisters, Margaret Robinson and husband, Ray of Bastrop, La., Jane McClain and husband, Mac of Milo, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held June 6 at 10 a.m. at Cross Road Missionary Baptist Church with Bros. Farrell Breshears and Buddy Boykin officiating. Interment will follow at Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.
Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m., June 5 at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to East Gate Missionary Baptist Church, c/o Cross Road Missionary Baptist Church, ATTN: John Nowlin, 111 Ashley 391, Crossett, AR 71635.